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Viscount Alexander Public School is the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s public school for the neighbourhood. All local English-speaking children attend the school. Viscount Alexander Public School provides the space for all of our child youth workshops.


Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa. They are leaders in the delivery of quality, affordable housing. OCH has become a community partner in a number of Awesome Arts programs in the Strathcona Heights section of Sandy Hill.


Christie Lake Kids is a charitable organization that offers year-round programs to Ottawa’s most vulnerable children, giving them the chance to learn physical, character and social skills in a safe, encouraging, inclusive environment.


Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (SHCHC) is a public primary health care institution whose mission is to lead and innovate in person-centred primary health care and community wellbeing. MASC works in partnership with the SHCHC’s Community Development and Engagement (CDE) Team. The CDE team works directly in the neighbourhood to reduce isolation, provide opportunities for residents to volunteer and build capacity and leadership to build stronger communities. SHCHC is MASC’s key partner for Awesome Arts in Sandy Hill.



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We acknowledge that our offices are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia, stewarding the land, the water and all that contributes to life in this region.  Today, many Indigenous communities continue to be denied the opportunity and resources to make and experience their traditional art on this land. We pledge to make justice and reconciliation a priority through our work by amplifying Indigenous voices and their experiences.


Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd, Suite 260
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
Tel: 613-580-2767

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Tina Le Moine was born in Berlin, Germany. She left her hometown and her teaching career during the turbulent ‘fall of the wall’ to study Art and Media in Holland, receiving a BA in Media. During that time, she founded an International Film Festival and found her passion for Animation. In 1995 she moved to Vancouver to study Animation, and later moved to Montreal working for the National Film Board and leading workshops at the Cinérobothèque. Tina has been with MASC for 6 years, leading hundreds of stop motion and pixilation workshops and residencies.



Nicole Bélanger is a visual artist who specializes in directing group murals, both in schools and in the community, Nicole’s emphasis is on group efforts at the conceptual and creative level. The murals are directed in a way where she provides guidelines and direction as the project progresses to ensure a quality finished product and a level of acquired expertise for the participants. Nicole believes in the energy created by a group effort, and that there is room for everyone to create. Through MASC and her own community work, Nicole has produced hundreds of murals in a variety of mediums.

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Working out of diverse cultural traditions, MASC artists offer workshops, performances, artist-in-residence programs and professional development in music, dance, drama, literary, media and visual arts. MASC programs are delivered in English and French, throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Québec to students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, and to youths and adults in a variety of community settings (daycares, museums, NCC, festivals and seniors’ venues). Awesome Arts is a community engaged program that allows participants of all ages to explore issues important to their community through the arts. Held in partnership with community organizations, Awesome Arts offers an exciting series of workshops for different age groups that culminate in a public celebration.

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Tina will work with a group of young children to explore their favourite parts of their community, from friends and family to parks, school, home and community programs. The children will develop their stories and will create 2D pieces from paper and a variety of elements that Tina brings with her. The children will then record their stories and animate them using iPads and stop motion animation software. The result will be short animation videos that will be screened at the Festival and will be added to MASC’s collection on Youtube.

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