Dark Nights is a movement focused on the re-cultivation of community among Canadian creators and those interested in being artistic facilitators of social change on a national level.
Through ongoing conversations surrounding success, creative philosophy and the deconstruction of commercial hierarchies, Dark Nights is a space for frank discussion, brutal honesty and the excavation of our current socio-political landscape.
Dark Nights encourages individuals from all creative backgrounds and personal identities to stand with us as we continue to establish an intimate container where creative youth are highlighted and empowered, failure is seen as a tool for growth, and life in the arts is discussed both truthfully and realistically.
Dark Nights came from co-creators Luke Reece and Wayne Burns’ desire to observe the intersectionality between creative mediums, unite young-in-craft creators through facilitation and peer mentorship, and ultimately archive the talent that resides in our country. Since 2015, we have carefully curated over 35 (and growing) intimate conversations with creators throughout Canada.
This year, Dark Nights will be expanding our network through exclusive one-on-one conversations and the new web series, Food for Thought, which will focus on discussions related to personal integrity, identity and empowerment over home-cooked meals.
Dark Nights hosts conversations throughout the Ontario, collaborating with selected arts organizations, and facilitating our first round of workshops on creative sustainability and the business of being an artist.