Grant Projects

The purpose of the Living Temagami Arts and Culture is to promote community interest, engagement, appreciation, and education in the arts, culture, heritage, local history, and other areas.

Rural & Remote Arts Visibility Campaign- Living Temagami Arts & Culture

Thank you to SPARC Performing Arts ​

Our organization is part of a community that celebrates a wealth of First Nation and non-First Nation cultural heritage. It is important that we find ways to hear each individual’s truth as part of healing relationships and challenges. This project allowed us to showcase the importance we place on sharing stories through the Arts. We honor our First Nation Elders’ wisdom, listening to each story of the individual’s healing journey through various art forms. Elders from Bear Island Temagami and Community share how their art, music and traditional handcrafts have helped bring healing and connection to cultural identity.

Living Temagami: The Re-Conciliation & Re-Creation Project (Thank you OAC)

Welcome All! As of today, we invite everyone to join us in a community “Reconciliation & Re-Creation Project”, where all are invited to craft, learn, and listen together. To launch this initiative, we invite everyone in the region to join us through the weekly reflecting and crafting challenges. For every challenge you participate in, you will be entered in A DRAW TO POSSIBLY WIN a dinner for 2 at the The Outfitter (which has a value of up to $100!) So be sure to participate as much as you can, and at your own pace! A new challenge will be posted every week until April. All ages are welcome!
So all may feel comfortable, you can participate anonymously or publicly during each submission. Project leaders will review all submissions before sharing them. For those who don’t wish to participate digitally, physical drop-off art sites will also be available at Gramps, Temagami Library, Petro Canada store, and the Bear Island Store. Thanks to these kind groups and the generosity of The Outfitter Bar, @LivingTemagamiART and #ontarioartscouncil for making this community arts activity possible and accessible to all!
Send us a message if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you and your creations soon!

Challenge of the Week

Challenge #1: Reflect & Center
Using ANY artistic medium of your choice (like a poem, photo montage with description, short video, cartoon sketch, painting with description, rap, dance with a description, etc.) Tell us about a great moment that happened somewhere across the region of Temagami.

You can send your art to us by posting on our Facebook Page, sending it as a message and attachment, email us at livingtemagami@gmail.com, or drop it off at a local partner location so you can share your art and memories with the community! All accepted submissions will be visually public (though it can be listed anonymously if you like!)
Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation art, we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your own creativity and new art-forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals and groups
3) Select words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.
6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!!!!
Challenge #2: Celebrate Community & Share Love
With the open-hearted spirit that leads us to Valentine’s Day we invite you to use ANY artistic medium of your choice (like a poem, photo montage iwth description, short video, cartoon sketch, painting with description, rap , dance with description, etc.). Tell us about a person or group (alive or gone) who’s done thoughtful acts for this community (or others). What did they do that you admire?
 
You can submit art online by posting on our Facebook page, sending it as a FB message or submitting it at the Bear Island Store, Petro Canada, Temagami Public Library or Gramp’s Place. Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation are we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your creativity & new art forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals & groups
3) Select Words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.
6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!!!!
 
Challenge #3: Acknowledge & Honour
Using visual art forms that recognize and honour a group, community or anonymous person that has face a challenge in their lives. Create a piece that respects and acknowledges their journey in a way that gently says “I see you”. We invite you to use ANY artistic medium of your choice (like a poem, photo montage iwth description, short video, cartoon sketch, painting with description, rap , dance with description, etc).
 
Tell us about a person or group (alive or gone) who’s done thoughtful acts for this community (or others). What did they do that you admire? You can submit art online by posting on our Facebook page, sending it as a FB message or submitting it at the Bear Island Store, Petro Canada, Temagami Public Library or Gramp’s Place. Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation are we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your creativity & new art forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals & groups
3) Select Words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.
6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!!!

 

 

 

Challenge #4: Ask to Listen
Using any WORD-based medium of your choice (like a poem, song, stories, etc.) Tell us about an aspect of our community, history, or cultures that you want to learn more about. Ask to listen!
 
You can submit art online by posting on our Facebook page, sending it as a FB message or submitting it at the Bear Island Store, Petro Canada, Temagami Public Library or Gramp’s Place. Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation are we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your creativity & new art forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals & groups
3) Select Words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.
6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!!

Challenge #5: Be Open

Using ANY artistic medium of your choice (like a poem, photo montage with description, short video, cartoon sketch, painting with description, rap, dance with a description, etc.) Tell us what Temagami region means, or represents to you. (Joyful, sad, helpful, bittersweet, a combination. Your art could show many things at the same time or be focused on a single idea.)

You can submit art online by posting on our Facebook page, sending it as a FB message or submitting it at the Bear Island Store, Petro Canada, Temagami Public Library or Gramp’s Place. Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation are we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your creativity & new art forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals & groups
3) Select Words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.
6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!!!

Challenge #6: Share Knowledge

Using ANY artistic medium of your choice (like a poem, photo montage with description, short video, cartoon sketch, painting with description, rap, dance with a description, etc.) Tell us what Temagami region means, or represents to you. (Joyful, sad, hopeful, bittersweet, a combination. Your art could show many things at the same time or be focused on a single idea.) Kindly share some knowledge that others may wish to learn. What insight can you share to illuminate a different perspective, interest or background?

You can submit art online by posting on our Facebook page, sending it as a FB message or submitting it at the Bear Island Store, Petro Canada, Temagami Public Library or Gramp’s Place. Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation are we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your creativity & new art forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals & groups
3) Select Words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.
6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!!!

Challenge #7: Be Open

Using ANY artistic medium of your choice (like a poem, photo montage with description, short video, cartoon sketch, painting with description, rap, dance with a description, etc.) Please share something that you are working to heal, forgive or release!

You can submit art online by posting on our Facebook page, sending it as a FB message or submitting it at the Bear Island Store, Petro Canada, Temagami Public Library or Gramp’s Place. Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation are we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your creativity & new art forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals & groups
3) Select Words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.
6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!

Challenge #8: Dream

Using ANY artistic medium of your choice (like a poem, photo montage with description, short video, cartoon sketch, painting with description, rap, dance with a description, etc.) Tell us what Temagami region means, or represents to you. (Joyful, sad, hopeful, bittersweet, a combination. Your art could show many things at the same time or be focused on a single idea.) What great wishes do you hold for any aspect of our community and Region> How do you picture this happening? Dream big!

You can submit art online by posting on our Facebook page, sending it as a FB message or submitting it at the Bear Island Store, Petro Canada, Temagami Public Library or Gramp’s Place. Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation are we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your creativity & new art forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals & groups
3) Select Words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.
6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!!!

Challenge #9: Be the Change

Using ANY artistic medium of your choice (like a poem, photo montage with description, short video, cartoon sketch, painting with description, rap, dance with a description, etc.) Tell us what Temagami region means, or represents to you. (Joyful, sad, hopeful, bittersweet, a combination. Your art could show many things at the same time or be focused on a single idea.) What great wishes do you hold for any aspect of our community and Region> How do you picture this happening? Together we can “Be the best of Humanity”

You can submit art online by posting on our Facebook page, sending it as a FB message or submitting it at the Bear Island Store, Petro Canada, Temagami Public Library or Gramp’s Place. Remember, for each challenge you participate in, you’ll get your name entered in the participation draw, to possibly win a dinner for 2 at The Outfitter Bar! So be sure to stay tuned for next week’s challenge!
To help you create reconciliation are we recommend you try the following:
1) Explore your creativity & new art forms
2) Use names when you celebrate individuals & groups
3) Select Words to help build bridges in a respectful, mindful manner
4) Allow yourself to be open – as safely as you can
5) Prior to public display, choose to have your name listed with your art, or have it remain anonymous.

6) Explore your hobbies and have FUN!!