Events and Activities / Gallery and Community Art Lab

Press release

The Foreman Art Gallery, through its Community Art Lab, has invited Mere Phantoms (artists Maya Ersan and Jaimie Robson) to create a series of community workshops that will take part in conjunction with their exhibition, 100 Miles Around Us, currently on view at the Gallery.

The workshops will be hands-on and experimental, playing with scale, light and shadow, and the creative use of negative and positive space. The artists and the participants alike will witness the installation change and grow as the workshops unfold. The workshops offer a creative space to have an open dialogue between participants who are affected by the realities of urbanization on their rural communities in a symbolic location that connects the surrounding Eastern Townships' communities to the more developed parts of Sherbrooke. The intention of the workshops is to infiltrate art within community spaces, generate curiosity and encourage local community members to visit the installation at the Gallery and in the other locations, and participate in making art themselves.

The workshops will take place at the following venues:

October 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Le Tremplin*

October 7, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Le service d’aide aux néocanadiens

October 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Le Tremplin*

October 21, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Espace 100 noms

October 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Foreman Art Gallery


*All workshops are free and open to the public, except for the two hosted at Le Tremplin where a specific public is targeted.




Saturday, August 29th, 2015 – The Foreman Art Gallery invites you to join a hands-on grantwriting workshop by English Language Arts Network (ELAN) and a free artists connect 5 à 7.



Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University (next to Centennial Theatre)

Our aim is to provide artists who identify as culturally diverse, in all disciplines, at all stages of their careers, with the information, tools, and resources to create and deliver the most impactful and persuasive grants possible – including tried-and-true tips from artists and experts. 

The 4-hour afternoon session is a comprehensive, hands-on grantwriting skills workshop. Exercises using your own project will allow you to hone your grantwriting skills as they relate to your specific needs. 

We will also review past successful grant applications to the Canada Council for the Arts, CALQ and foundations. A resource package will be provided to participants. 

Aspects of grant writing to be covered include:

• the pitch
• process / structure
• support materials
• budgets
• and much more.

Fee: $20 Early Bird (up to 2 weeks in advance) // $25 regular 


**If you cannot make the workshop in person, but would like to participate, please email junepark(at) to make alternate arrangements!**


ARTISTS CONNECT 5 À 7 : 5:00-7:00 PM, same location.


Meet and mingle with fellow local artists from all disciplines to talk about your work and find what’s happening in Sherbrooke artistic community. Participate in the “Minute Market” and pitch your project or upcoming event.