What We Do
Antyx Community Arts is a creatively unique organization that uses the arts as a tool to engage youth who are marginalized in their communities and mobilizes youth and community organizations in finding creative ways to address the issues that marginalize youth.
Vision: Creative, vibrant communities fostering inclusion, participation, and potential.
Mission: Community Arts: engaging, empowering, transforming.
Values: We are enthusiastically committed to: Integrity, Diversity, Inclusivity, Creativity, and Empowerment
History: Antyx was formed on January 1, 2010 when All Nations Theatre and Urban Youth Worx merged and began operating as a single community arts organization. All Nations Theatre had worked in Calgary since 1992 engaging youth in participatory theatre projects that explored issues identified by youth. Founded in 1998, Urban Youth Worx supported the development of Arts Based community development projects across Calgary.
Engagement: The creation of Antyx has sparked tremendous opportunities to engage youth and communities in using the arts to explore critical issues and make positive change. We have just begun to realize the potential that our newly formed larger organization has to increase our ability to engage individuals, communities and organizations in using the arts to make positive change in communities.
Our community arts projects and programs provide a creative empowering experience for youth participants. Our interactive arts processes focus on the exploration of youth identified community issues and have many attributes that foster positive youth development. Youth not only participate in an arts based program they have opportunities to develop leadership skills and provide a community service through the presentation of art that encourages community discussion and problem solving about youth identified issues.
In every project we aspire to engage youth as artists, activists and leaders in their communities.
Impact: Participation in Antyx community arts programs provides youth with numerous opportunities to build skills, enhance protective factors, and form community based relationships that help to reduce youth vulnerability. These programs have a tremendously positive impact, not just on the youth and their families, but also in their communities.