The Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (WAHC) in Hamilton ON, recently launched the toolkit that artist Ingrid Mayrhofer made on Labour Arts across Canada.
Ingrid Mayrhofer writes on page 1:
“This manual is intended as a practical tool for artists who work in collaboration with labour/community members. The examples of projects, strategies, work plans and exercises represent a wide range of disciplines, issues and methodologies. Labour arts is a practice of activism. Whether we work on a call to action and protest, an affirmation of workers’ dignity, identity and achievements, or simply a celebration of our lives, labour arts is constantly evolving. At the centre of arts and labour collaboration are shared struggles, common goals and a spirit of solidarity. The compilation of examples in this ‘kit’ is not intended to function as a list of ‘models’ or ‘best practices.’ The projects simply offer a few ideas and tools, and confirm that creative collaboration is mutually educational, rewarding and empowering.”
You can download the manual for free here.
The manual is made available through the Workers Arts & Heritage Museum website. You can read more about the manual there.