Pathways of Resistance Arts Festival Credits
The Pathways of Resistance Arts Festival has been imagined and developed through a co-production model that features resource and knowledge sharing, collaborative decision making and collectively held stewardship. Co-producing arts organizations ReDefine Arts and Ottawa Valley Community Arts and co-producing partners Community Resource Centre/Survivor Advocacy Support Initiative (CRC/SASI) and Township of Killaloe Hagarty Richards have come together to build this new arts festival that foregrounds community, collaboration and social justice movements.
ReDefine Arts (RDA) is an interdisciplinary arts organization that roots itself in artistic practices which embed and cultivate social engagement and collaboration. Working with and within a network of community partnerships, RDA creates opportunities for art-making, presentation, and mentorship that advance disability justice, collective liberation, and artistic innovation. We are part of an ecosystem of cultural producers who believe that art is necessary and is a reflexive tool for world-building and (re)imagination. Founded in 2005, ReDefine Arts is based in Toronto, Treaty 13 Territory, with programming hubs and partnerships across Ontario, including Renfrew County, North Hastings and Lanark County. ReDefineArts.ca
Ottawa Valley Community Arts (OV-CAOS) is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote the integration of creative arts into the lives of individuals, families, and rural communities in the Ottawa Valley. We work in partnership with local cultural and service organizations to bring people together to explore their creative possibilities. Much of our work is focused on creating connections between people and place, and we are fortunate to have the privilege of working with many vibrant cultural communities with artistic practices grounded in the land we live in. Through our art practices, we are committed to truth, reconciliation, healing, and decolonization. ov-caos.org
The Community Resource Centre (Killaloe, ON) offers innovative holistic programs to support children, youth, adults, seniors and families to learn new skills, build on their strengths, access supports and services, and work together to nurture positive individual and community growth. crc-renfrewcounty.com
Survivor Advocacy & Support Initiative (SASI) is a grassroots feminist response to gender-based violence, through advocacy, support, referrals and community. Our team works in collaboration with community members to nurture cultures of consent, community care, safer/braver spaces, and transformation. crc-renfrewcounty.com/sasi-survivor-advocacy-support-initiative
Township of Killaloe Hagarty Richards: Nestled along the Highway 60 corridor, the municipality of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards is a vibrant and inclusive community where everyone is welcome and encouraged to explore their creative spirit in the beauty of nature. With a population of roughly 2,200 spread over just over 430 square kilometers, our small, rural municipality is made up of three unique areas, Wilno, Round Lake Centre and the Village of Killaloe. Our slogan “Naturally Spirited” represents a long history of supporting culture, art, heritage and community projects with a deep appreciation and respect for nature. killaloe-hagarty-richards.ca
Ending Violence Against Women Renfrew County and The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County have provided advocacy and support for community members engaged in both the Countdown Public Art Project and Renfrew County Inquest Public Art Response, both of which are intertwined and embedded within the new Killaloe Pathways Park mosaic.
Ending Violence Against Women Renfrew County (EVA) consists of a diverse cross-section of organizations and partnerships. EVA focuses on prevention, education, systemic change and service provision related to all forms of violence against women. evarenfrewcounty.com
The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC) is a non-profit organization that offers support to women over the age of 16 who have or are experiencing some form of sexual violence, as well as support to family members, partners and the community. wsac.ca
*Kay Jones and Theo Mast join the production team courtesy of an artist exchange supported by Jumblies Theatre and Arts4All, in partnership with ReDefine Arts.
Jumblies Theatre is a Toronto-based organization with a national and international reach that engages in collaborations between professional artists and diverse people and communities, and mentors and supports others to do so. Jumblies expands where art happens, who gets to be part of it, what form it takes and which stories it tells. JumbliesTheatre.org
Arts4All has a 17 year history of artistic excellence and inclusion in Toronto’s Davenport West neighbourhood. Many hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds have participated in multi-year projects that bring local narratives to life. Arts4All.ca
Andy Trull: Operations, OV-CAOS
Andy is Co-Artistic Director of Ottawa Valley Community Arts and has been an associate artist with the Countdown Public Art Project since 2016.
Angelica Louise Mann: Production Assistant
Angelica is an artist and founder of Deep River Creatives. She contributed to the 2022 Renfrew Country Inquest Public Art Response as a community artist.
Anna Camilleri: Artistic Producer & Production Designer, ReDefine Arts
Anna is founding Artistic Co-Director of ReDefine Arts, a Toronto Arts Council/Metropolitan Toronto University Cultural Leaders Lab fellow and an interdisciplinary artist with a body of work that spans visual art, production design, literature and performance.
Anna MacDonald: Engagement Coordinator, SASI/CRC
Anna is an engagement coordinator for the Pathways of Resistance Festival. Representing RISE Empowerment and SASI (Survivor Advocacy and Support Initiative) from the CRC, Anna is dedicated to community building, youth empowerment, arts activism, food security and gender justice.
Anya Gansterer: Communications & Outreach, OV-CAOS
Working as Co-Artistic Director for Ottawa Valley Community Arts, Anya creates opportunities for people to make connections by exploring their stories, images, and creative possibilities. Anya has 25 years of professional experience working as an arts curator, rural arts and culture advocate and community arts coordinator.
Caitlin MacDonald: Engagement Coordinator, SASI/CRC
Based at the Community Resource Centre in rural Killaloe, Caitlin (she/they) is a Gender Justice Worker and co-founder of the RISE Empowerment and SASI (Survivor Advocacy and Support Initiative) programs.
Cheryl Kauffeldt-Supersad: Still Photography
Photography is a passion that has carried Cheryl through the highs and lows of adult life. Along this journey she’s become a visual storyteller who loves capturing the connection between people and the natural world.
Chris Neff: Community Development, Township of Killaloe Hagarty Richards
Chris is the Community Development Coordinator for the Municipality of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Representing your local government, Chris’ role is to connect community and support regional initiatives.
Claire Mahaffy: Communications & Outreach, OV-CAOS
Claire is the Communications Coordinator for OV-CAOS. With a background in program planning for nonprofits Claire is motivated by removing barriers and finding ways to bring people together.
Dane A. Prosper (Prosper & Co.): Videography
Having retired from the Forces, Dane remained in the Ottawa Valley where he began a career in Photography & Videography. He enjoys capturing and telling the stories of the people and businesses here in the Ottawa Valley.
EmmaRose MacDonald: Production Assistant
EmmaRose MacDonald (she/her) is an arts educator and multi-disciplinary artist. Her main focus is on empowering youth to think critically and to connect with their creative voice.
Katie Yealland: Operations, ReDefine Arts
Katie has been a technician (Key Grip) in the film industry for 25 years. She has worked with ReDefine Arts since 2010 doing installation, carpentry, production support and as a community artist.
Kay Jones: Production Assistant (*)
Kay (Moakpi’ksiiakkii) is an indigenous genderfluid queer multi-disciplinary artist. Kay is a graduate of Humber College Theatre Production and has been working in Theatre and Community Arts for over a decade.
Megan Wilk: Program & Access Coordination, ReDefine Arts
Megan is an arts administrator, producer, support worker, and creative enabler who focuses on disability and 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy, size inclusivity, and consent-based practices.
Theo Mast: Production Assistant (*)
Theo's primary forms of artistic expression are in theatre and musical arts; Theo also practises fibre arts such as crocheting, sewing, and cross stitching.
Tristan R. Whiston: Operations, ReDefine Arts
Tristan is the Artistic Co-Director of ReDefine Arts with whom he has co-created 40+ large-scale community-art projects and interdisciplinary performance projects.
Wy Joung Kou: Communications & Graphic Design, ReDefine Arts
Wy-J is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist, Associate Artistic Director of ReDefine Arts, and performing member of RAW Taiko. As a creative, they find purpose and joy in producing art that brings people, communities, and artists together.
We gratefully acknowledge a wide circle of support that has given the Pathways of Resistance Arts Festival its wings. Thank you kind community members, valiant volunteers and dedicated partners. We also thank our festival funder the Ontario Arts Council (Artist-Presenter Collaboration Projects), and project funder the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the Countdown Public Art Project (ReDefine Arts) and Pop Up Art Ottawa Valley project (Ottawa Valley Community Arts).