Weaving a Gathering Place aims to nurture a space for intergenerational learning and sharing through weaving as a means of connecting girls and women across cultures. It promises to uphold gender equality, with the goal that all women and children can live and thrive in a safe and equal society, have equal access to resources and opportunities, and be treated with dignity, respect and fairness. We will accomplish this by creating a place where weaving brings women and girls together to learn, share and connect, supporting them to thrive and succeed. We seek to create intergenerational encounters through creative practices, sharing knowledge and mentoring circles.

What can you expect?

The program combines hand-on studio instruction led by artists with life-skills components led by local women leaders who will share their stories of success, challenges and opportunities. You will meet twice a week – an evening and a day – and these gatherings will include in-studio activities as well as visits to forests, artist studios, museum collections and galleries

Is this opportunity for you?

This is an opportunity open to women and girls living on the Sunshine Coast who are interested in learning tangible skills (weaving) and life skills (empowerment training) while being part of an intergenerational environment where you learn within the spirit of sharing and healing. We are able to provide support for child-care, and transportation and food will be provided during all gatherings. If you are successful in joining the program, we will work with you to determine what you may need. All program materials and supplies are provided, and there is no cost for participating in the program

How do you get involved?

Please fill out the application below and email to: gathering@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com

or call 604-885-5412

Click on the link below to download the printable application:

Weaving a Gathering Place Application Form

The Fund for Gender Equality is supported by a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund, with support from the Government of Canada.

Le Fonds pour l’égalité des genres est soutenu par une collaboration entre Fondations communautaires du Canada et le Fonds Égalité, avec l’appui du gouvernement du Canada.