All classes will take place at SFU Woodwards (149 West Hastings St, Vancouver), Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.
As part of New Aesthetics, we program a series of events that are open to the public. These are free and include artist talks with visiting instructors, pecha-kucha style introductions by participants, as well as lectures, screenings and social gatherings.
NEW AESTHETICS IN CONVERSATION
*The following was the 2017 New Aesthetics in Conversation.
The 2019 series will be announced Spring 2019.
Wednesday July 19th, 2017
Pecha-Kucha style talks from New Aesthetics Participants
Shebeen Whisk(e)y House, 210 Carrall Street
Friday July 21st, 2017
Guest Lecture with Alex Ferguson of Fight with a Stick
SFU Woodward’s, Room 4390
Alex Ferguson is a transdisciplinary performance maker who specializes in collaborative scenographic devising. He is the co-Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed group Fight With a Stick Performance. Recent works with FWaS include Cinerama, Revolutions (Vancouver Critics’ Choice Award for Innovation 2016), Steppenwolf, andTo Wear a Heart so White. Alex is an award winning actor (3 Jessie Awards and several nominations) who performs lead roles in everything from MainStage musicals and Shakespeare festivals to small scale experimental work in black boxes and found sites. He has performed and directed theatre in Canada, Germany and the Philippines. He has also collaborated, as performer, writer and dramaturg with several of Vancouver’s leading contemporary dance companies for many years, including MACHiNENOiSY, Holy Body Tattoo, Shay Kuebler, and Kokoro Dance. Alex was co-founder of two action poetry ensembles, AWOL Love-Vibe and VERBOMOTORHEAD, toured internationally as a poet, and published two books and one CD of poetry. He has written plays and performance works for several theatre and dance companies including Rumble Productions, DanStabat, MACHiNENOiSY, and Restless Productions. He has collaborated several times, as librettist, with composer James Maxwell. Alex has represented the Push International Performing Arts Festival as an ambassador and journalist in Germany, Belgium, and Italy. He has contributed to several academic theatre journals, and is a regular reviewer for Australia’s Real Time Arts magazine. During his Master’s degree, Alex collaborated with the Philippines Women Center of BC, the Department of Geography at UBC, and Urban Crawl Theatre to create the documentary play Nanay: A Testimonial Play which he directed in Vancouver, Berlin, and Manila. In his doctoral work he uses cognitive neuroscience, embodied cognition theory, and audience reception theory to explain how audience members engage with scenography and performance as whole bodyminds.
Tuesday July 25th, 2017
Artist Talks with Vivi Tellas and Miguel Gutierrez
Shebeen Whisk(e)y House, 210 Carrall Street
Friday, July 28th, 2017
NAPI BBQ @ Crab Park
To be considered for a scholarship, indicate in your letter of intent that you would like to be considered based on financial need. Please note that the number of available scholarships is limited.
Public grants and subsidies may be available to individual participants. See below for some suggestions of grants for which Canadian participants may be eligible. Double check the deadlines as they do change.
We are happy to provide letters of support as needed.
Canada Council for the Arts
Under Professional Development for Artist in Explore and Create.
British Columbia Arts Council
Professional Development Project Assistance (April 1st, August 1st and December 1st).
Ontario Arts Council
Developing Careers and Arts Services. Deadlines vary, see site.
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Travel Grants (anytime).
Development and advanced training (April 1st, September 10th).
Edmonton Arts Council
CIP Travel Grant (February 1st, June 1st, October 1st).
We will try our very best to help everyone find accommodation they can afford, including billets, and recommend you start looking early to get a sense of what’s out there. If you have questions about location or accommodation, don’t hesitate to be in touch. Some less expensive possibilities include:
These range in price from $35-$150 a night. UBC is picturesque, and probably a 45 minute commute to SFU Woodward’s by bus or bicycle (a good hilly ride).
Variety of options with proximity to the studio. Option to space-share with other participants, which we are very happy to help facilitate.
There are a number of hotels and hostels in the area around SFU Woodwards; these vary in price and are generally more expensive.
Please contact Operations Manager Chelsea MacDonald at email@example.com for more information about accommodations during the intensive, including potential billets, dorms, hotels and other suggestions.
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