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City of Toronto Announces Maria Hupfield as the Inaugural ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence

The City of Toronto is pleased to announce that artist and transdisciplinary maker, Maria Hupfield is the first successful candidate for the inaugural ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program.

Maria’s work crosses boundaries and operates at the intersection of Anishinaabek cultural knowledge / methodologies and Western based art practices and seeks to promote accountability to Indigenous people; and looks to model new ways of connecting with Indigenous communities through arts-based practices; and establish respectful ongoing relationships with Indigenous peoples, language, and land. 

For her residency, Maria will be working with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Urban Forestry branch bringing her creative force to bear in exploring and highlighting perception of and pressures on Toronto's ravines.  

The ArtworxTO Legacy AiR program gets to the heart of embedding creativity in Toronto as a core element in city building.  AiR aims to bring visibility to the arts as a significant civic process; create lasting impact on departmental practices, improve relations between civil servants and citizens, increase visibility for marginalized populations and meaningful integration of art into the everyday business of city building.

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