ArtBridges Fourth Annual Recognition Awards showcase outstanding work in community arts across Canada in the areas of innovation, resilience, and creativity. We are proud to announce that we are the recipient of the ArtBridges 2018 Remarkable Creativity! Award for Where There Is Smoke.
Of the reasons for nominating us, it was said:
“The magic of the artistic experience with Red Dress Productions is in no small part…. Through their empathy and remarkable creativity, they became, for us,
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Where There Is Smoke
an audio installation of work stories by female firefighters
December 4 & 5, 2018
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
1265 Military Trail
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
During our residency at UTSC, we’ve been looking at the why and the how of our art-making process in order to invite students into this way of working.
Where There Is Smoke is a good fit because it relates to the work we’ve been doing in the Theatre &
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Hands Across the Shield
November 25 & 26, 2018
Two upcoming community arts gatherings in Killaloe and Pembroke, Ontario, will support the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project. The project creates public art monuments to increase awareness of gender-based and sexual violence. In the new year, we will be creating four new monuments throughout Ontario between February and June 2019.
Sunday November 25, 2018
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
CRC, 12 North Street
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Read this thoughtful article by firefighter Julie Petruzzellis, Telling Stories: Where There is Smoke (PDF, 541 KB).
Julie first approached Red Dress Productions with a vision for what became the Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project — published in Fire Service Women Ontario’s quarterly print publication, Autumn 2018 issue.
Fire Service Women Ontario
Annual Professional Development Symposium & AGM
October 26 and 27, 2018
In Situ Festival
Small Arms Building
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In 2016, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC), Red Dress Productions (RDP), and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OVCAOS) joined together with 400 community members to realize the Countdown Public Art Project to honour survivors of sexual violence — a community-wide initiative in Renfrew County, Ontario that engaged in the creation and public unveiling of one permanent public art anchor monument in Eganville, and smaller sibling monuments in Algonquins Pikwakanagan First Nation, Pembroke, and Killaloe,
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