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Celebrate local creativity with a Film Screening and Gallery by Brampton Arts Organization’s Artist in Residence Sima Naseem

To celebrate a successful inaugural year of Brampton Arts Organization (BAO) and Brampton Library’s joint Artist in Residence programlocal artist, Sima Naseem, and her youth co-creators are hosting a film screening and gallery, displaying the puppets, sets, and artwork used to create their film.

Since September, Sima has held weekly public office hours for youth aged 10 to 18 years old and led a series of workshops at Brampton Library’s Four Corners Branch. Over the past three months, Sima and her youth co-creators worked together to create an animated film of a story with dynamic characters, applying their skills to make artwork for the sets. Additionally, local musician, Jett Dunkley, scored the film soundtrack and voice acting was provided by Zakariah Sattu.

In its inaugural year, the Artist in Residence program has welcomed more than 25 local youth creatives during its weekly public office hours. Sima also mentored and partnered with over 30 youth creatives during her workshops, teaching them valuable skills in animation. Each youth co-creator provided contributed to creating the film.

Save the date

Join Brampton’s Artist in Residence, Sima Naseem and her youth co-creators for a stop-motion film screening and gallery. Light refreshments will be provided during the event.

Sunday, December 10, 2023
11 am – 1 pm
Brampton Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street East, Brampton, ON

About the Artist in Residence Program

The Brampton Artist in Residence program was created by the Brampton Arts Organization in partnership with Brampton Library to unlock a new way for community members to engage in creative experiences while building relationships with local talent and art organizations. The goal is to create awareness and encourage further exploration of Brampton’s arts, culture and creative industries. 

Artists or arts organizations in residence receive an $8,000 artist fee and free, dedicated private workspace to undertake their residency at the Brampton Library’s Four Corners Branch in downtown Brampton. They also offer mentorship to local creatives through weekly public office hours open to all Brampton residents and hosted workshops for youth aged 10 to 18 years.

About the Artist 
Sima Naseem is a Brampton-based Pakistani-Canadian mixed media and film artist who works with multiple mediums with a focus on animation, and public art. She enjoys telling stories of exploration, discovery, and her personal life. Sima uses bright colours and playful designs to create a positive impact on her community through inclusivity, diversity and inspirational imagery. Sima is always looking for new and creative ways to share her cultural and personal experiences through art. 

Links

  • To RSVP to attend the free film screening, please click here
  • To preview the film’s trailer, please click here

Quotes

“The success of the Artist in Residence program in its inaugural year speaks volumes about the vibrant artistic community we have in Brampton. Sima Naseem’s dedication to mentoring and fostering creativity among our youth is commendable. This film screening and gallery event are not only a celebration of artistic achievement but also a testament to the power of community-driven initiatives.”

  • Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton


“I am thrilled to witness the success of the Artist in Residence program. This film screening is a true display of the dedication, talent, and mentorship within our community that has truly made a lasting impact. Through initiatives like this, we aim to continue unlocking new avenues for artistic exploration, community engagement, and the celebration of our diverse arts and culture scene.”

  • Gurpartap Singh Toor, Regional Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Council Representative, Advisory Panel, Brampton Arts Organization

“Brampton Library’s Four Corners branch has been very proud to host the inaugural Artist in Residence, Sima Naseem. This program partnership helps to connect Brampton residents to inspiring creators and their art. For that, we could not have welcomed someone better than Sima, who is not only a talented artist but an immensely engaging person who makes everyone feel welcome. We are so happy to have been a part of the creation of this film with Sima and her young participants.”

  • Todd Kyle, Chief Executive Officer, Brampton Library


“The Brampton Artist in Residence Program was envisioned as a catalyst for community engagement, and it is heartening to see the program’s success in its first year. We are proud to support local artists like, Sima Naseem, who are not only creating impactful art but also actively contributing to the culture of Brampton. This film screening and gallery event will undoubtedly be a showcase of the incredible talent nurtured through this initiative.”

 – Michael Vickers, Senior Program Lead, Brampton Arts Organization

“Being the first Artist in Residence for Brampton Arts Organization has been an incredible journey of collaboration and creativity. Working with these talented youth co-creators has been a highlight, and I am excited about our upcoming film screening and gallery. It has been an honour to connect with our community through art and inspiring the next generation of creators.”

  • Sima Naseem, Local Artist; Brampton Artist in Residence

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