Introducing … Emma!
Hi everyone! My name is Emma and I am the new (and sparkly) Community Arts Intern! So what does that mean? It means that I get to think up and do lots of fun community events, and use the arts to connect with community members on social topics such as food accessibility. I started my internship at the beginning of November and will wrap up around the end of March. Born and bred in Toronto, Not Far From The Tree has been in my neighbourhood and on my radar for a few years. So when the time came to look for a placement for my Community Arts Placement course (at YorkU) Not Far From The Tree came to mind immediately.
When I am not at Not Far From The Tree I am either in the boonies at York finishing a BFA in Dance/ minor in Environmental Studies/ Community Arts Practice Certificate, or dancing my heart out, or helping other performing artists by doing arts administration, or eating as much tasty local food as possible.
I am super excited to be working with such a great group of people and such an amazing organization. When I explain what I am doing to curious friends their response is always “Wow that sound so great!”. Yep, it is.