Skip to Content

Musagetes Guelph Café - September 25-28, 2013

Performances / Workshops / Live Music / Discussions / Debates

All events are free! Find the full program of events here.

With performances, workshops, live music, discussions, hands-on publishing, outdoor interventions, debates, and a neighbourhood audio zine, the Café will focus on co-creating, bridge-building across communities, and recognizing alternative social spaces. Here is what we’ll be talking and thinking about:

How do we approach the arts differently here? Where is culture headed and who is taking it there?

How do we build strong communities with art?

What are the creative possibilities of social spaces outside home and work?

Of the many things that create a rich, critical, and vibrant arts scene, which contributes more, grassroots initiatives or big institutions?

What can we learn from music?

Is the art and culture we have in Guelph central and meaningful to people’s lives?

Space is limited for select events so reserve your spot for a breakfast hike with DodoLab, our vinyl listening brunch, a music tour of Guelph neighbourhoods and our final BBQ, concert and celebration at by September 16th, 2013.

The Café is presented by Musagetes in collaboration with Boarding House Arts, Ed Video, the Gosling Foundation, the Guelph Black Heritage Society, Improvisation, Community and Social Practice, Kazoo!, Publication Studio Guelph, the School of Fine Art and Music, Silence Guelph.

Download a pdf of the event info here.

See more info at

Musagetes is an international organization that aims make the arts more central and meaningful reality in people’s lives, in our communities and societies.

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.