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HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE is our response to the realities of these unprecedented times. We recognize the importance of physical distancing in order to overcame the risks of COVID 19. We also know that it is crucial for us as a community to stay connected and work together. We believe that artists and the Arts are essential not only in supporting communities to cope with this experience, but also creating space for all of us to re-imagen the world after the pandemic.
 
During HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE, we give the spotlight to immigrant, newcomer and refugee artists while creating opportunities for professional development focused on artists interested in working with communities as well as creating opportunities for organizations to share their work and their visions of more inclusive communities.  #HAPPENINGFESTLIVE2020  Power of Community. 
 
We promote inclusion and celebrate the contribution of newcomer and refugee communities to the cultural and artistic fabric of Toronto.
 
We are grateful with all the artists involved , we also express our gratitude to our important community partners : Neighbourhood Arts Network, Small World Music, North York Arts , Scarborough Arts , City of Toronto , FACTOR Canada, PEN Canada and Canada Council for the Arts.

Events at HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE

Visit our Facebook Page to have access recorded videos of the events

In Conversation with Organizations : Funding & Collaboration  

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In Conversation with Organizations:  Visions of Engagement During and After a Pandemic 

                

Power of Movement  — Dance & Performance Night 

Power of Words — Poetry Night. 
               

Knowledge & Skill Sharing   


Creative Writing Workshop instructions

Power of  Music. 

 

Dove of Peace Project  –  Online & Mail-Art  

We are re-imagen ways in which we  remain connected. We brought our #DoveofPeaceProject to its online and Mail-Art version.

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Online:  Create a drawing of a #Dove and represent  your idea of #peace and #community.  Take a photo of it and post it on our Facebook or IG Community Pages.   You can also e-mail it to us.
Mail-Art: Connect with us through social media. Leave us your mailing address.
  • 🕊 We will mail to your address a canvas dove.
  • 🕊 Intervene the canvas with your interpretation of #peace and #community.  (Check poster below)
  • 🕊 Take pictures of your process.
  • 🕊 Place your canvas in the self-addressed envelope we sent you.
  • 🕊 Mail envelope to us and send us pictures of your creative process.
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HAPPENING Multicultural Festival is the result of collaboration, unity and generosity.

HAPPENING  STORY: 

In 2016 we had our first large gathering. We called artists and communities to come together to support The Mexican Cultural House as its building suffered the impact of a fire. Our call was quickly answered and we were able to support our fellow artists in times of need.

In 2017  Happening : A Multicultural Evening in Support of Community Arts.  We gathered again to  support Muse Arts programming. The idea of HAPPENING Multicultural started with the need of having resources to do our work in Latin America and The Caribbean. Once again, our communities and the artists, particularly immigrant, newcomer and refugee artists responded to our call in numbers we were not expecting. We realized one night was short for the amount of talent deserving to be presented a this new space.

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We decided to do it again! and  we noticed how  much we have grown, and the need to take this opportunity to share space and the platform with many other amazing works HAPPENING in the City.  We are a Multicultural space that celebrates Diversity and is very intentional about Inclusion.

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We did it again! HAPPENING 2018 was a total success. We have more wonderful artists , many of whom were refugees and newcomers to Canada. We are very proud of opening space for the talents that are arriving , to engage them with the talents that are here or have been here longer  and to showcase the amazing work that is HAPPENING in our communities.

We then decided to go for a 4-day Festival!. 

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We are aware of our responsibility in promoting reconciliation , acknowledging that the land we live on , is the traditional territory of many indigenous communities  living here since immemorial times.

We are grateful for all the support you all give us every single day. You all make us realize what Radical Generosity truly is , and how we all can live and coexist in a space and be the best of and to each other.  Our gratitude to vendors and sponsors for your unconditional support.

HAPPENING Multicultural Festival is the result of Collaboration, Unity and Generosity.

Check Previous Years’ photos. 

We are having fun, we hope you can join us soon.

HAPPENING 2019

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HAPPENING 2018

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Gallery at HAPPENING 2018. OUR WORLD OF A THOUSAND COLOURS. We presented the work of participants.

HAPPENING 2017

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