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Julia Tribe


Julia is engaged in collaboratively exploring the creative process as tool of wellness and vision, believing passionately that the arts are a way to respond to human crisis and joy, and that the arts can facilitate personal & social change. Julia lives in this truth, staying relevant, responsive and transformative in all her many creative endeavours.

Julia works with people of all ages, culture, and sexual orientation. Meeting her clients where they are at individually or in-group, while building supportive frameworks that extend outward through family and into community. She combines her expressive arts practise, theatrical expertise and community engagement to support unique storytelling, in all its various shapes and sizes. Using principles of creative play as a major relational component.

Sometimes we can’t say it but can draw it
Sometimes we can’t draw it but can mold it
Sometimes we can’t mold it but can dance it
Sometimes we can’t dance it but can sing it

Areas of Expertise & Experience:
Julia works with children, youth and adults struggling with learning and developmental challenges such as Dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and issues of anxiety, mental health, depression & trauma. She also has experience working with seniors in varying degrees of Alzheimer's/Dementia and in Palliative Care, with special interest in legacy work.

Art Modalities: Visual arts, 3D installation and sculpture, movement, music, and creative play in rich collaborative creation.

The Hincks Dellcrest Centre - working with individual clients & co-facilitating Parent & Kid’s and Residential groups
Spiral Garden - (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation) - An integrated out door summer arts program - working with individuals & in groups with children who have developmental and learning challenges.
Alliance Hospice - working with patients in Toronto Eastern Hospital Palliative Care Unit
Toronto Hospice - co-facilitating Wellness & Self Care groups for HIV/AIDS & Seniors with Alzheimer's/Dementia

Current and on going projects:
Mentorship with Ruth Howard at JUMBLIES THEATRE, her services made possible through Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council. Exploring facilitation and community arts leadership, through rich collaborative engagement.

Guest Artist and Community Arts Facilitator at the following Community Arts organization: Arts4all, Community Arts Guild, Making Room, and MABELLEarts all in 2018.

Co-Creator of “One Thing Leads to Another” – An interactive theatre piece developed for babies (4 to 12 months) and their caregivers, running at Young Peoples Theatre in their 2018/19 season.

On Going “Expressive Arts Groups for Children Who are Exceptional Learners” – Which explores “creative process” individually & in a group setting, apply art making as a way to increase cognitive skills and creative processing. Using expressive arts to explore alternative forms of expression and rich in sentient engagement. 

Professional affiliations:
Board Member of The CREATE Institute, Creative Integrative Expressive Arts Therapy, Member of Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA), Associate Designers of Canada (ADC), and is working towards fulfilling the requirements of the Collage of Register Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

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