The May Shortlist

5 Jun

The Kenwood Lane Art Initiative: Countering the graffiti & tagging with “urban art”, two neighbours offer to paint resident’s garages with art. 21 garages were painted in 21 days last year, with more to come this year. $1000 buys better paint and helps expand the effort to other nearby alleys.

Proud, the play: Proud is the third in a trilogy of award-winning plays about Canadian values by Michael Healey. Proud is about what we actually want out of our politics, and our politicians. One man devotes his entire life to moving the country several millimetres to the right on the political spectrum. Will he succeed? At what cost? A Pygmalion for a country that, until Stephen Harper came along, had no need for one.

Small Change For Big Change: We started Small Change for Big Change three years ago to help provide quality food to Toronto foodbanks. It evolved into a few things; we now provide fresh produce to Toronto’s only weekly youth foodbank/dinner as well as run the actual operation of the foodbank. Now that we have created relationships with these kids, and build trust, we will be launching a blog in the fall where we interview the youth who use the foodbank, how they came to need support, where they came from and how they feel they can get out of it. Knowledge is power and anonymity creates stereotypes. We feel that by having Toronto’s blog reading, and influential circles read these stories, it will spark ideas to create change.

Nomadesk: The Nomadesk Writer’s Residency is an inclusive publishing experiment that uses a nomadic desk/typewriter apparatus to bring the private act of writing into public space. This project has existed in past incarnations, but what I propose to the Awesome Foundation is: A Cycle-Driven, Toronto- Specific, Writer’s Residency Open to the Public!

Dr. CvM’s Spectastic Tent of Fantacular Novelties: You’re walking through Trinity-Bellwoods Park one day when you happen upon an unusual sight. Off in the distance sits a small, colourful tent with a man (dressed like a circus barker) standing out front, gesturing widely and speaking to a ramshackle gathering of bystanders. He introduces himself as Dr. Cornelius von Martleh and says that he has traveled to the 5 and 3/4th corners of the earth to find stupefying experiences for his novelty tent. Now that his voyage is complete, he has arrived in Toronto to share his discoveries free-of-charge. With no pressing plans for the afternoon, you decide to give in to your growing curiosity. So you step up to the tent’s entrance, go inside, and find…

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