97766E56-7AE1-4C3B-A3F2-A61B92EF1E1BUpdated March 31, 2020
As the global COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly transformed how art is experienced for the foreseeable future,  Happening Multicultural Festival is currently being adapted to reflect the challenges of this reality.  
We have cancelled all our Community Activations scheduled through the Month of May.  We have cancelled our Community & Arts Engaged Organization Fair and Power of Communities Award Ceremony scheduled for May 28, 2020 as well as our Community Arts Exhibition and Data Arts & Artivism Exhibition May 27 to June 1, 2020.
Happening Multicultural Festival will go on-line and will engage immigrant, newcomer and refugee artists  through live-streaming workshops and performances.   
We will also have important partners, arts and non-arts organizations, sharing their work and the ways in which they support communities, particularly as it relates to Community Arts and supports for immigrant, newcomer and refugee artists from diverse communities. 
Muse Arts  continues working with partners and artists,  building the communities we envision  and creating space to promote inclusion, celebrating  the work of immigrant , refugee and newcomer artists.  
We know this is a difficult time, but we also know that we are going to come through this together.  
 
For more information about best practices for yourself and those around you, please visit toronto.ca/coronavirus and canada.ca/public-health.
We invite you to participate and to invite your communities in activities of Community Building.  We know that The Arts are essential for the well-being of our communities.   
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OUR MISSION

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Working with community partners, we create spaces for Emerging Artists from equity seeking groups to showcase their work, to access opportunities for professional development and to engage communities meaningfully and actively in hands-on, high quality arts education integrated to issues of Social Justice.

 

 Our aim is to establish a space to support artistic production and education in the Arts in order to:

  • Increase support, access and visibility to emerging artists from equity seeking groups living in Canada as well as international artists.
  • Increase the visibility of newcomer and refugee artists in the artistic scene in Canada.
  • Foster and build a connection among artists and other community partners to promote art work and art education that engages communities in issues of Social Justice and Community Development.
  • Collaborate with national and international institutions and artists-run centres and organizations in order to improve access and visibility for emerging artist and to promote the integration of Arts and Social Justice.
  • Engage artists in local, national and international opportunities that promote professional development in their individual practices and in community engaged arts.

Through ARTS we build and inspire the communities we envision.draw