MAYWORKS 2015 CLOSES AS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL TO DATE!

Thank-you to everyone who made the 30th annual Mayworks Festival our most successful festival to date! It would not be possible without the love, energy and pure hard work of Mayworks staff and board, volunteers, artists and performers, sponsors, festival partners, and of course YOU – Mayworks supporters and allies!

Some festival highlights include:

An incredible line-up of performers presented by Bold as Love closed the festival with a roar.  Co-presented by Gladstone Hotel and imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.

The much-anticipated release of Clare O’Connor’s new album, coupled with a tribute to Mayworks founder Catherine MacLeod, brought out a great mix of long-time Mayworks activists and the next generation of artists & supporters. Co-presented by the Tranzac.
The play based on the actual words of the striking Eaton’s retail workers combined dialogue, chants and songs, and had the crowd clapping, singing and rising in a standing ovation.  Co-presented by Steelworkers Hall and Our Times Magazine and co-sponsored by Workers United Canada.The Erasable Woman

The one-woman multidisciplinary play by Shaunga Tagore on intergenerational legacies, trauma and healing was followed by an incisive discussion between Shaunga and art activist and teacher d’bi. young anitafrika.  Co-presented by Palmerston Library, Shameless Magazine, and the Centre for Women and Trans People at York University.

And so much more.  Great hands-on Silkscreen Printing and Graphic Design workshops; Walking Tours; Visual Art exhibits and artist talks; Jane Finch Actions Against Poverty theatre performance; Deux Jours, Une Nuit film; Global Grooves family event; Spoken word by Truth Is at Day of Mourning Ceremony.

Please help keep Mayworks alive for future generations.  We encourage everyone to donate to our crowdfunding campaign before the May 30 deadline: http://bit.ly/1yb8jNY

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SAVE THE DATE: MIN SOOK LEE LABOUR ARTS AWARDS GALA NOV. 21, 2015

Mark your calendars for Mayworks’ fourth annual Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Awards Gala on November 21, 2015 at Steelworkers Hall in Toronto. At the Gala, Mayworks will honour Labour Activists, Artists, and Unions who have used the arts to promote values of labour and social justice.

Please email minsookleeawards@gmail.com to reserve tickets or for info about submitting nominations for the awards.

Free tickets for donations to Mayworks Fund What You Can:

Donate to Mayworks 30th year fundraising and get free tickets to the Gala.

  • One ticket ($50) perk for $125 donation
  • Two tickets ($100 value) perk for $300 donation.