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February 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - April 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Art in a Just Recovery (AIJR) is a local community arts project that explores community care in the context of our ongoing pandemic recovery in Guelph. We’ll explore these ideas together through art and story-telling. Through a series of online and in-person workshops facilitated by Art Not Shame and the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition’s newly formed Creative Collective, participants will create individual art pieces that eventually form a large-scale digital mural. We will also invite interested participants to contribute to building community-based knowledge about care.


Art in a Just Recovery is a collaborative project between Art Not Shame, the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, University of Guelph researcher, Amy Kipp, social artist lead, Melanie Schambach, and several community Art Buddies. The project will also consist of two mental health workers who will provide support throughout the project.

We are inviting members from the community from ages 10+ to participate.


Whole Group Workshops | February 27th – April 17th | Mondays, 6-8pm | online

Art Buddy Workshops | March 29th – April 22nd | Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays

Click here to register.

As a participant of Art in a Just Recovery, you will be a part of one of eight Art Buddy Groups that are based on art mediums and locations. Once the project begins, you will able to share which Art Buddy Group you’d like to be a part of.


We’ve been thinking a lot about what community care means and feels like, and it is our intention that care be the central intention of the project, both in terms of how we create together and what we create together.

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