Internship Awards

The Concordia University Art Hives Headquarters and Creative Arts Therapies Department are proud to announce the Art Hives Internship Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year, graciously funded by the J.A. De Sève Foundation.

Creative Arts Therapies students are invited to propose an internship and/or research project idea that responds to the needs and interests of a community, using Art Hives methodologies. Projects can take place in a neighbourhood or institution anywhere in Quebec.

These learning opportunities will allow students to develop hands-on skills relevant to their career path and apply their academic learning through public practice arts therapies, while building connections and making a measurable impact at the grassroots level. Supervision by a Registered Art Therapist is available as needed for all Art Hives Internships.

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  • Bio:

    Ana García is a Colombian psychologist, artist and art therapy student of the masters of art therapy at the University of Concordia in Montreal. She is passionate about the use of art for people’s wellbeing, and has gone trough a big journey to follow that passion. Ana has a background in individual clinical practice and is now interested in taking mental health out of the traditional offices in order to offer tools for communities to heal trough art making.

    Project Description:

    In response to the top priorities expressed by the NDG Art Hive in the 2018 Art Hives Open Forum, the value of radical inclusivity and hospitality stated by the Art Hives Network, and the integration needs of the immigrant population, this project aims to increase the involvement of immigrants in the NDG Art Hive, and its especially directed to the Latin American population, who represents a large percentage of Montreal’s newcomers.

  • Bio:

    Meaghen Buckley is an artist and teacher, currently training to be a drama therapist in Concordia University’s department of Creative Arts Therapies. She is trained as a dancer and teaches yoga as well as holding a BA(Hons) in Linguistics from McGill University and a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University. Her research interests include the relationship of body and language in therapy as well as the integration of multiple media in creative process. She loves to play and believes that we all have many stories to tell.

    Project Description:

    How can drama enter an Art Hive? The Story Hive aims to develop materials and methods by which character, narrative, and performance can become accessible for creation in an existing Art Hive space. The research process will involve creating resources in both English and French and making them available for use in the Place Commune Art Hive in Parc-Extension as well as in other pop-up hives in that neighbourhood. As stories and performance pieces are created, gatherings will be organized so that they can be shared with the community. The final stage of the project will be a report both on the process and a presentation of the Story Hive materials for use in other Art Hives.

  • Bio:

    Andrea Cook is a second year Art Therapy MA student at Concordia University and is currently an Engaged Scholar for the Art Hive network in Montreal. She has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and worked as a professional photographer before pursuing Art Therapy. Her professional, personal and academic history have resulted in a genuine love of research and social justice that inspires a deep desire to strengthen Art therapy as a profession through collaborative projects.

    Project Description:

    The project involves reaching out to the Concordia University Parents Students association to discuss how the development of an Art Hive can on campus best accommodate parents and working with the Counselling and Development to grow the Zen Den Art Hive, a pop-up community Art Hive in a mindfulness-based space. The creation of strong communication with these organizations and the Concordia University Art Hive aims to encourage parents and children to attend the University Concordia Art Hive, and develop mutually beneficial exchanges. Developing strong relationships also lays the groundwork for a future PhotoVoice project conduced with immigrant parents in the Concordia University Art Hive.

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