Earlier this year, Arrivals Legacy Project’s curatorial team began planning our new project, Moving Together/Arriving Together: Decolonising Creative Partnerships.
Funded by Canada Council for the Arts Cultivate Program, this project aims to research, cultivate, and share co-creative models of leadership that privilege decolonising ways of being, knowing, and making art.
AD Diane Roberts, our curatorial team including Lydie Dubuisson, Nadia Myre, Anju Singh, and Julie Tamiko Manning, and Lead Researcher Gregorio Arbolay, have been working together with our SeedPool artists to materialise the SeedPool, by imagining an innovative in-person gathering for our community to experience and create collaborative artistic works.
We will launch the first test phase of Moving Together/Arriving Together in Kjipuktuk/Halifax at the Prismatic Arts Festival from September 29 – October 4. A cohort of ALP SeedPool artists from across Canada (and Nigeria!) will come together for a week of collaborative creation laboratories and public events. These activities aim to co-weave our ancestral stories through artistic creation, reflection, and dialogue and to seed distinct approaches to cultural and community partnerships.
ALP and our SeedPool Gathering are honoured to be welcomed to these lands by the Africville and Mi’kmaq communities, and we’re very excited to share what promises to be a moving experience with you all!