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Brampton On Stage’s Lifelong Learning program introduces new arts education initiatives for people of all ages

BRAMPTON, ON (September 14, 2023) – Starting this fall, Brampton On Stage is introducing three programs to support people of all ages as they explore and improve their artistic skills. By participating in Arts Inside, the Performing Art Education Conference, or Audition Intensive, participants of any skill level will have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the sector, share experiences, build new skills, and expand their networks. 

About Arts Inside

Introducing Arts Inside, a new monthly performing arts workshop series for adults led by professional artists for anyone interested in the performing arts. Explore acting, poetry, singing, creative writing, dancing, digital storytelling, or live looping. Each month will provide new and exciting options to challenge creativity. No previous experience is necessary — just an open mind and the willingness to try something new in a safe space.

About Performing Arts Education Conference

Brampton On Stage's first annual Performing Arts Education Conference focuses on tools and strategies to bring texts alive in the classroom. Taking inspiration from the concurrently running production of Hamlet, running from October 12 to 18 at The Rose, participants have the option of including a ticket to the October 12 opening night performance with their registration. The conference is appropriate for teachers at all levels, including those focused on English and Drama, partnering arts organization staff, and artist-educators.

About Audition Intensive

Brampton On Stage is once again offering a masterclass in auditioning that is now open to everyone. Led by industry professionals, this program will help develop confidence and skills in auditioning over four sessions. This workshop series will leave participants feeling confident and prepared to handle their upcoming auditions. Applications are now open,   and anyone interested is encouraged to apply by Monday, October 2, 2023.

For more information about Lifelong Learning  programs, please visit: Lifelong Learning (

Save the dates

Arts Inside 

All workshops begin at 7:00 pm and take place in The Rose Studio, excluding Sing Yourself Alive, which will be held virtually.

Sound Off, Sound In 
September 20, 2023 
Artist Facilitator: Ian Keteku 

Changing The World Through Hip Hop Dance Theatre 
October 18, 2023 
Artist Facilitator: Jade Jager Clark 

The Emotion Playground 
November 22, 2023
Artist Facilitator: Jimish Thakkar 

Brampton's Holiday Sing-Along 
December 6, 2023
Artist Facilitator: Darryn De Souza 

Sing Yourself Alive (Virtual) 
February 7, 2024 
Artist Facilitator: Brenda MacIntyre

Writing Possibility: Zine-Making & Storytelling as Survival 
March 6, 2024 
Artist Facilitator: Markus Harwood-Jones 

Digital Story in Colour 
April 3, 2024 
Artist Facilitators: Emkay Adjei-Manu, Sonia Meerai

Exploring Music and Artistry Through Technology: Vocal Looping Workshop 
May 1, 2024 
Artist Facilitator: Jordana Talsky 

Speak Up, Speak Out 
June 5, 2024 
Artist Facilitator: Jennifer Alicia Murrin

Performing Arts Education Conference

Thursday, October 12, 2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Rose

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“Fostering creativity through arts education programs such as Arts Inside, Performing Arts Education Conference and Audition Intensive, is an exciting way to encourage individuals to express themselves in a unique way. I encourage everyone to take part in one of these programs, no matter your experience level.” 

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Brampton is home to talented and creative people, and with these three programs, everyone has an opportunity to improve and build new skills. We are continuing to invest in arts and culture and putting the conditions in place for our creative community to thrive. I am thrilled to see new and exciting things happening in arts education for people of all ages in Brampton.”     

- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

"Our staff are thrilled to welcome people of all ages and from all walks of life to join in the fun and develop skills that boost one’s confidence and enjoyment of life. These are fun learning opportunities for everyone in Brampton.

- Steven Schipper, Executive Artistic Director, Brampton On Stage 


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