Mother's Preserves

September 7 - 29, 2019
Part of the Fare Trade fundraiser curated by Signy Holm. Mother’s Preserves is a series of learning experiences that take 3 forms: a plant walk, a canning workshop, and a sharing circle.

Relation Making in the Context of Racism and Settler-Colonialism

Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 10, 2019
A free multi-day workshop for artists of all disciplines who identify as Indigenous, Black, or as a Person of Colour.

SEARCH ENGINES: One does not know exactly what one does not know

September 28 - 30, 2018
We invite art makers and researchers of all disciplines to engage in a performance workshop process.

Night School: A public collaborative workshop initiative

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 8:00pm.
Night School is an emerging initiative from M:ST to facilitate the origination of new performative art making methodologies.

Performance Art Presenters Retreat

Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Wednesday October 26, 2016 — 10:00am – 12:30pm Daily.
This ground-breaking retreat assembles representatives of organizations, each dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of performance art across Canada.

Infiltrating and Relational Practice in Public Space Workshop

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – Friday, October 21, 2016 — 10:00am – 6:00pm Daily.
This workshop will introduce participants to what is involved in the creation of a live action piece as related to infiltrating or intervention practices that take place in public spaces.

Workshop: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art

Monday, October 6, 2014 - Thursday, October 9, 2014 — 11:00am - 5:00pm
This workshop aims to re-think the basic elements of Performance Art and experiment with performativity in a wider sense and applied to different art practices.

Remote Collaboration: exchange and co-authorship across distance and discipline

Sunday, October 5, 2014 — 11:00am - 5:00pm
This workshop is designed for artists interested in working across distances and borders both literal and conceptual and artists collaborating across discipline or cultural affiliation.

M:ST Performance Master Class – Wanted Dead or Alive: Performance Art

Saturday, May 31, 2014
This class will be a daylong event filled with theory, discussion and action. It is an opportunity to reflect on your practice, what’s happening today and create space for impromptu actions.

Wayward Objects Performance Workshop by Rita McKeough

Monday, February 17, 2014 - Friday, February 21, 2014
This workshop offers theoretical and practical explorations of performance art with a focus on our interactions with everyday objects by integrating sound, images, and performative processes.

Art Action Workshop

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Thursday, September 26, 2013
M:ST is pleased to offer a 3-day intensive performance workshop with Richard Martel (Quebec City), open to performers and artists of all backgrounds.

Performance Master Class Workshop

Saturday, October 20, 2012 — 10:00am - 5:00pm
M:ST 6's Performance art workshop, hosted by Pauline Cummins.


Monday, October 15, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012 — 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Aligned with the IMAA national conference at The Banff Centre, John Grzinich will facilitate MUTOPIA, a workshop that explores collaboration, collective creativity and open forms of authorship.

Contemporary Indigenous Performance Art — Where it’s Been, Where it’s At & Where it’s Going…

Monday, October 15, 2012 - Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Making Way presents complementary workshops by Adrian Stimson and Rebecca Belmore that engages participants in critical discourse on contemporary Indigenous performance art theory and praxis.

Bike Hack + Soundride Workshop

Thursday, July 30, 2009 — 7:00pm
A collaborative workshop and mobile sound performance that enables participants to contribute to the acoustic ecology of the city through simple sonic experimentation.

Student Workshop and Performances

Thursday, October 9, 2008 — 9:00pm - 11:00pm
This workshop will provide students from the Alberta University of the Arts the opportunity to work with renowned multidisciplinary artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle.

Virtual Bodies

Monday, October 17, 2005 - Friday, October 28, 2005
The Virtual Bodies workshop is aimed at exploring different strategies for situating the body in performance within technologised spaces.

TouVA Collective Workshop

M:ST Presents a workshop by TouVA collective through a gradual yet intensive learning process to introduce participants to what is involved in the creation of a live action.

PAS #24: themomentwhenanappleistooheavyandhastofalldowntotheground

M:ST presents PAS — Performance Art Studies (Germany), a professional studio that is offering intensive studies to young artists, art students and other interested people in Performance Art

Urban Habitat Laboratory: Sustainability Workshops

Kelly Jaclynn Andres presents the workshops: Sucker for a Syphon, Closet Gardener, Guilt-Free Geek, and Very Seedy Neighborhood.
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