Immersive audio experience takes listeners into the drug overdose crisis

For the past year, Cinema and Media Arts Professor Brenda Longfellow has been working with Darkfield, a U.K. theatre company specializing in immersive audio, and Crackdown, a monthly podcast covering the drug war through the eyes of drug user activists, to produce Intravene to plunge listeners into the heart of the overdose crisis in Vancouver.

Ian Garrett awarded Developing Strategic Research Frameworks for Sustainability and the Arts Scholarship

AMPD’s Ian Garrett, in partnership with Tarah Wright from Dalhousie University, has successfully received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through the No Culture, No Future: Developing Strategic Research Frameworks for Sustainability and the Arts Scholarship. The grant objectives are to identify Canadian and global scholars, artists and practitioners working […]

AMPD to launch inaugural Queer Summer Institute

Inspired by radical new poetic methods of digital and intermedial performance storytelling, transgressive visual techniques emerging from new media platforms, and new activisms engaging with theories of homonationalism, pinkwashing and the global queer (un)commons, the TQU courses offer students insight and participation in the debates, voices, ideas and images of the current queer/trans digital moment.

Dance Professor Patrick Alcedo’s documentary wins at Cannes Indies Cinema Awards

Dance Professor Patrick Alcedo’s documentary wins at Cannes Indies Cinema Awards A film by York University Associate Professor Patrick Alcedo earned the Best Short Documentary award at the Cannes Indies Cinema Awards on July 10. The film, titled They Call Me Dax, tells the story of 15-year-old Dorothy Echipare who struggles to survive as a high-school student and ballet dancer […]

Helen Carswell Call for Proposals – 2021

Call for Proposals – 2021 The Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts welcomes the submission of research proposals that can inform the practice, programming, or curricula of a community music school. In a continued partnership between York University and Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) – Jane and Finch, we support […]