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Job Posting Inverness – Musical Pathways Program Facilitator

Position Title: Musical Pathways Program Facilitator

Position Summary: We are seeking a musician to facilitate after school programs with youth in Inverness County during the 2017-2018 school year, 2-3 afternoons each week. Through engagement with music, we hope to improve learning outcomes, communication skills and socialization.  This position is supported by Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!), in partnership with the Department of Education, the Strait Regional School Board and Schools Plus.

Major Responsibilities and Commitments:

  • Create and implement an after school music program (of any form – instrumental, song writing, singing…), using music as a tool to improve learning outcomes, social skills and communication skills
  • Liaise with School Administration, Schools Plus staff and teaching staff to identify learning outcomes to be addressed
  • Report regularly to AHA! and the Department of Education
  • Assist with evaluation of the program as requested by the NS Health Research Foundation
  • Available 3 days/week for 1.5 hours after school during the 2017-2018 school year. Other hours will be required, but can be at applicant’s convenience. This position supports up to 12 hours/week.

Requirements:

  • Trained musician
  • Experience working with children from diverse backgrounds having unique individual needs
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and reflections of practice and to submit records in a timely manner to supervisors and funders
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Responsibility and accountability for actions and decisions
  • Ability to articulate the health-related benefits of engagement with music
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registration Check required prior to beginning employment
  • Access to reliable transportation

Email letter of interest, resume and contact information for two references to: artshealthantigonish@gmail.com

This position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.

 

 

 

Nova Scotia Centre on Aging – Creative Aging

Nova Scotia Centre on Aging – Creative Aging

25th Anniversary
Our Future is Aging: Community Outreach Series

Creative Aging

Speakers: AHA! Artists

Discussion about the various ways the arts can support positive aging

Thursday, May 25.  7 – 8:30PM
Antigonish Town and County Library, The People’s Place

All welcome. Free. Light refreshments provided.

NS Centre on Aging

Arts Canopy Project

Living with dementia? You’re invited to join us in Arts Canopy!

Arts Canopy will offer creative spaces to enjoy the moment and socialize with others. No arts, music or writing experience necessary! Small groups will gather with trained arts facilitators to explore music, poetry or visual arts. Caregivers are welcome to join in the fun!

Programs are beginning the week of
October 3, 2016
Registration is ongoing.
For more information on Arts Canopy and to register,

Contact:
Mary Partridge, Arts Canopy
Coordinator
(902) 863-2578 (ext 266)
mpartridge@rkmacdonald.ca

Arts Canopy Project

Arts Canopy Project

Arts Canopy Project

Arts Canopy Project

Arts Canopy Project - Brochure inside

Arts Canopy Project – Brochure inside

Arts Health Antigonish Artist Registry

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Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) recognizes and fosters the interplay between creativity and wellness. It promotes education through the arts as a way to healthier living. AHA! projects are ongoing and we’re always looking for new ideas If you feel like this is something you believe in please take the time to become a member of our Arts Health Antigonish Artist Registry. All information is kept confidential.

Please fill out the attached form:

Arts Health Antigonish – Artist Registry

Please submit the completed form by email to arthealthantigonish@gmail.com

AHA! is hiring – Arts Canopy Arts Facilitator

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Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) is hiring……

POSITION TITLE: Arts Canopy Arts Facilitator

Hours and Term: approximately 8 hours weekly for 10 weeks (with an option to renew)

Supervised by the Arts Canopy Project Coordinator and the AHA! Leadership Team

POSITION SUMMARY:

Arts Canopy is a community-based project offering arts based programming to those living with dementia, with the goals of encouraging social engagement and communication through the arts. Four ten week sessions will occur in the community over the course of a year, with artists of various genres delivering programming at community sites. The Arts Canopy Arts Facilitator will design and implement arts based programming for elders with dementia for a 10 week term beginning July 1, 2016.  They will plan and record outcomes with the mentorship of the Arts Canopy Project Coordinator and the AHA! leadership team.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design and deliver, with support, arts-based programs for elders with dementia

  • communicate regularly with the Arts Canopy Project Coordinator regarding need for supplies, support, challenges and opportunities
  • evaluate and report on the programming outcomes, supported by the AHA! Leadership Team and the Arts Canopy Project Coordinator

SKILLS /COMPETENCIES:

Understanding of the value of the arts to wellbeing

Strong arts facilitation skills

Experience interacting with elders with dementia, an understanding of dementia

Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills

An ability to work independently and be accountable for all actions and decisions, with a high degree of initiative

Creative and innovative thinking, adaptable

Team building, leadership and/or organizational skills

 

Please send a brief outline of what you would propose in a 10 week arts based program for those with dementia, your resume, and contact information for two references to: artshealthantigonish@gmail.com  by 5 pm, Friday, June 3, 2016.

Many thanks for your interest in AHA!

Play Along with AHA!

Arts Health Antigonish hosted its first fundraiser on Saturday, November 14, 2015. We had a lot of fun and many laughs as we welcomed community members and played together, enjoying music, painting, words, wire sculptures, photography, storytelling and creating a garden for the RK. Many, many thanks to facilitators John Graham-Pole, Anne Simpson, Noella Murphy, Kim Wempe, Mary Partridge, Jeremy Holmes, Rosemary Curry, Maureen St. Clair, Angus MacCaull, Janette Fecteau, Brendan Ahern,  Celeigh Barber Russell, Rachel Power and Peter Jowett.  Sincere thanks to Judy Jowett for preparing food and drink for us all and our heartfelt thanks to Faye and Paula from Scotiabank for looking after the door and colouring book sales.

AHA! is a non-profit that recognizes and fosters the interplay between creativity and wellness. It promotes education through the arts as a way to health and it assists young artists (in all the arts) in furthering their potential.  AHA! celebrates Arts Health Month each November. As one of its founding members, Dr. John Graham-Pole, points out: “Art taps, for each of us, whatever our circumstances, a deep well of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It is indispensable to our lives, and to our total health.”

AHA! is most grateful to all those who have supported our work financially, at the fundraiser, through purchasing our colouring book and through private donations. Proceeds from the fundraising will go towards arts health programming in the community, building on previous initiatives for elders and youth, like Thundertales, a storytelling program through the arts for children at Paqtnkek and Antigonish, and The Eldertree Project, which involved the gathering of stories and songs from elders in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home and Highland-Crest Home. AHA! has also supported a music therapist who became established in a position at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital and in community high schools. Currently, AHA! is supporting a year-long pilot program in expressive arts therapy in the hospital and community.

Charitable receipts are available for donations made to AHA! though St Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation.  http://smrhfoundation.com/donate/  Donations can also be made through Anne Marie MacKenzie at the Chamber of Commerce office.

Colouring Antigonish

Arts Health Antigonish! (AHA!) is excited with the reception and interest in our debut colouring book “Colouring Antigonish”.

This is a fundraising project for AHA!, with the hopes of engaging the community in participatory art, while at the same time supporting our diverse and varied programming.

Our thanks to the many local artists who have supported creating this colouring book through their art contributions.  Artists include: Kate Brown Georgallas, Anthony Burns, Anne Camozzi, Denise Davies, Barbara Hayes, Kelly Farrel, Tommy Landry, Sophie Lawrence, Anne Louise MacDonald, Karen MacDougall, Adele MacFarlane, Noella Murphy, Rachel Power, Celeigh Russell, Maureen St. Clair, Anne Simpson, Jei Jei Steeves, Gregg Stearns, Anna Syperek, Susan Walsh.

Colouring Antigonish with Arts Health Antigonish and local artis

Colouring Antigonish with Arts Health Antigonish and local artists

AHA! is a collaboration between the local arts community and the local health community, which began in January 2013 with a recognition of a need to acknowledge, value and respect the immense contribution of the cultural sector to the community vitality, vibrancy and health. AHA! recognizes and encourages the relationship between creativity and wellness and has been developing arts-based programming for those on a journey to enhanced health, wellness and quality of life.

“Art taps, for each of us, whatever our circumstances, a deep well of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is indispensable to our lives, and to our total health.” Dr. John Graham-Pole

Colouring Antigonish, our first adult colouring book, with submissions by local artists is now available at the following locations:

  • Pachamama 18 College St. Antigonish (Corner of College and St. Ninian)
  • Lyghtesome Gallery 166 Main St Antigonish
  • Antigonish 5¢ to $1 245 Main St, Antigonish
  • The Made in Nova Scotia Store  324 Main St. Antigonish
  • The Gift Corner at St Martha’s Regional Hospital 25 Bay St. Antigonish

1784: (Un)Settling Antigonish

A participatory theatrical and musical pilgrimage that will transport you back to 1784 and the first permanent European settlement of Antigonish — the landing of Colonel Timothy Hierlihy and his company of United Empire Loyalists at Antigonish Harbour, homeland of the Mi’kmaq.

Pilgrims all, we’ll resound to Mi’kmaq and Irish songs and rituals, featuring the harp music of the Hierlihy family’s native Ireland. In the way of pilgrims, we will settle—or unsettle—for ourselves the past and the present of the place we call Antigonish.

A healthy community knows its history

1784 (Un)Settling Antigonish

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SPECIAL NOTICE – There will be a morning performance on Sept 26. Meet at the Antigonish Heritage Museum at 10:30AM for out door performance at Town Point. Transport via bus from the museum. 

There will be NO afternoon performance on Sept 26 and NO performance on October 24.

Tickets for the Sept 26 morning performance are available at Antigonish 5c to $ and the Antigonish Heritage Museum

Presented By

Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!)
www.artshealthantigonish.org

The Heritage Association of Antigonish

The Antigonish Heritage Museum
www.heritageantigonish.ca

The Antigonish HIghland Society
www.antigonishhighlandsociety.ca

Tickets now available at Antigonish 5c to $1 and the Antigonish Heritage Museum

PERFORMANCES

  • Stage production July 29, 7:00 pm
    Claire Marie Auditorium, Adult: $20; Seniors and Unwaged: $15.
  • On-site pilgrimages to the Town Point site
  • Sat. July 4, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Sept. 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Sept. 26, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

Space strictly limited! Entry fee, including shuttle service to the site from the Antigonish Heritage Museum:    Adult: $25; Seniors and Unwaged: $20.

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First dress rehearsal of 1784: (Un)Settling Antigonish and you meet our inter-Generational and multi-Cultural cast and creative team

First dress rehearsal of 1784: (Un)Settling Antigonish and you meet our inter-Generational and multi-Cultural cast and creative team

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Bring Out Your Inner Artist! With Rose Adams

Greetings from Arts Health Antigonish and All of Us Society for Art Presentation!

AHA! and ASAP are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a workshop over the weekend of May 22-24, entitled “Bring Out Your Inner Artist!”, featuring the multi-talented visual artist, educator, and poet, Rose Adams.

Rose Adams

Rose Adams

This workshop series will include an opening talk on the evening of May 22, featuring Rose’s experience as an artist in residence working at the QEII Memory Disability Clinic. This will be followed by a series of three workshops on the topics of finding your own creative process, drawing out your inner artist, and depicting in a hands-on workshop the theme of “Horizons”. There will also be a Saturday evening open mike event, complete with savories, sweets, tea and coffee, at which Rose will share her poetry and painting stories and encourage others to tell their own stories of art and life and healing

We hope you’ll set aside time for this exciting weekend.

REGISTER HERE

If you would like more information about how you can participate in this community event, please contact one of us:

Wendell White: wendellwh@gmail.com 902.386. 2722

Adele McFarlane: adelemcfar@gmail.com or asapartcentre@gmail.com

 

Program May 22-24, 2015. Antigonish

Friday Evening: PERCEIVING DEMENTIA THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES

Visual artist and educator Rose Adams will share her story of being an artist in residence at the QEII Memory Disability Clinic. Her power point presentation will chart the stories of the patients she met, and how she represented their experiences with dementia in her artwork. She will show how she has continued to explore issues of the brain, memory and anatomy in her artwork since that experience. There will be opportunities for audience interaction and dialogue at the end of her presentation.

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: StFX Art Gallery Admission by Donation

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Saturday Morning: FINDING YOUR OWN CREATIVE PROCESS

Through an experiential exercise, workshop participants will be encouraged to identify and explore their own creative process. Every participant will be creating a spontaneous work of art, craft, or design from a “kit” of assembled materials, which each registrant will be instructed to bring with them after ransacking their recycle bags or even garbage bins!

Absolutely no experience necessary, but this workshop is limited to 20 people, so register early!

Time: 9:30am-12:00 noon

Location: StFX Art Gallery   $20

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Saturday Afternoon: DRAWING OUT YOUR INNER ARTIST

This workshop will consist of a series of exercises that will have you drawing in two extremes: first, with emotive mark-making and fast collective drawing, and then slowing down to really see and get into the “drawing zone”. These energizing and highly creative exercises are of Rose’s own design, but the slowing down exercises are gleaned from Betty Edwards’ Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain.

This workshop is also limited to 20 people, so please register.

Time: 1:30 pm-4.00pm

Location: StFX Art Gallery $20

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Saturday Evening: POETRY AND PAINT

This evening event will be part story, part poetry, and part visual art. Rose will be presenting a “dialogue” between her drawings/paintings/art and her poems, and will be projecting visual images of paintings and drawings that have some relationship to her written work. She will then open up the mic for others to show their own visual images, or read poems, or simply share their life stories about art, life, and healing.

A generous selection of savories and sweets will be included in this event, plus tea and coffee.

Time: 7:30 pm-9:30pm

Location: St FX Art Gallery Admission by Donation

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Sunday Morning: MENTAL HEALTH AND NEW HORIZONS IN ART-MAKING

This final workshop will link to a project held annually at the Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, now in its 17th year. Participants will create their personal works of art on 6” x 6” tiles, which will then be sold to benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association. A variety of materials will be provided for participants to work with during the workshop. The theme of this year’s Mosaic sale is “Horizons.” The squares will be provided and the finished squares can be picked up at a later date. Rose will bring brochures and other information about this event.

This workshop is also limited to 20 people, so please register.

Time: 10:00am-12:00 noon

Location: StFX Art Gallery $20

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PAYMENTS

The opening talk on Friday night and the Saturday evening open mic are open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. Saturday and Sunday sessions are $20 each, or $50 if registering for all three sessions. NOTE that per-registration is required for these three sessions, because of limitations on the number of participants.

GENEROSITY OPTION – If you are a student, artist, senior or unwaged you may use the Generosity Option. Please select all the sessions on the registration form that you will be attending and then select PAY AT THE DOOR and give according to your means.

Directions to StFX Art Gallery

Ground floor of Bloomfield Centre. StFX Campus, Antigonish NS

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Sponsored By:

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Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage (cch.novascotia.ca ),
ASAP (www.facebook.com/asapartcentre) and AHA! (www.artshealthantonish.org )

 REGISTER HERE

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Bring Out Your Inner Artist! Workshop Series

Workshops Rescheduled to May 22-24

 

Greetings from Arts Health Antigonish and All of Us Society for Art Presentation!

AHA! and ASAP are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a workshop over the weekend of May 22-24, entitled “Bring Out Your Inner Artist!”, featuring the multi-talented visual artist, educator, and poet, Rose Adams.

Rose Adams

Rose Adams

This workshop series will include an opening talk on the evening of March 6, featuring Rose’s experience as an artist in residence working at the QEII Memory Disability Clinic. This will be followed by a series of three workshops on the topics of finding your own creative process, drawing out your inner artist, and new horizons in mental health from an artist’s viewpoint. There will also be a Saturday evening open mike event, complete with savories, sweets and a cash bar, at which Rose will lead a “poetry and paint” session and encourage others to tell their own stories of art and life and healing.

We hope you’ll set aside time for this exciting weekend.

Registration information and programme details
will be posted at a later date.
Save the dates May 22-24, Antigonish.

If you would like more information about how you can participate in this community event, please contact one of us:

Wendell White: wendellwh@gmail.com 902.386. 2722

Adele McFarlane: adelemcfar@gmail.com or asapartcentre@gmail.com

 

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