Equity and Diversity in the Arts

Equity and Diversity in the Arts (EDA) is an initiative of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media. EDA’s mandate is to promote diversity of all kinds, including diversities of race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or identity, age, ability or disability, religion and aesthetics or traditions of practice. Through student bursaries, artistic or scholarly residencies, research projects and targeted support for courses and events, it aims to increase understanding across difference, to challenge social and institutional barriers to equity, and to empower students to champion diversity in their professional pursuits.


The Department of Arts, Culture and Media is pleased to announce the Equity and Diversity in the Arts (EDA) Winter 2018 Artist-in Residence –Please welcome, Michele Pearson Clarke! Come join us for a Meet and Greet on January 25th, 1-2pm in AA319 and find out what Michele’s plans are at UTSC. She is seeking to spend as much of her time as possible engaging with students and supporting the faculty's activities and initiatives this term. Food and refreshments will be provided.

For the rest of January and February, Michele’s office hours will vary from week-to-week in AA331, and then in March and April, her office hours will be Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm. A schedule for the whole term will be posted on her office door. She is also available to meet by appointment and she can be reached at michele.clarke@utoronto.ca

Michele Pearson Clarke is a Trinidad-born artist who works in photography, film, video and installation. Using archival, performative and process-oriented strategies, her work explores the personal and political possibilities afforded by considering experiences of longing and loss.