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Mayworks Festival - Professional Development

May 1 - 4, 2008

A Networking and Professional Development Event presented during the final week of the 2008 Mayworks Festival, Toronto, Ontario.

Several staff from Debajehmujig were invited to co-facilitate panel discussions during the forum. Arts Animator Bill Shawanda co-presented a workshop about training in community, along with Maggie Hutcheson of York University’s Community Arts Practice program.

Debajehmujig and York University also sponsored a talk about the challenges of emergence for young artists, and their efforts to be taken seriously. Joahnna Berti - Debaj Outreach and Education Program Director - moderated a panel discussion of Northern Ontario Arts with colleagues Will Morin, Lila Cano, Sherry Guppy, Joe Osawabine, and Josh Peltier. NAAAP students Matthew Manitowabi and Tabitha Peltier also engaged in the discussions.