Town Hall 1: Equity and Diversity in the Performing Arts

Town Hall on Equity and Diversity in the Performing Arts
Friday, January 29 – Saturday, January 30, 2010
University of Toronto, Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4

Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts Movement Ontario (CPPAMO) presents a Town Hall to examine Equity and Diversity in the Performing Arts, taking place January 29 and 30, 2010, at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus.

Friday, January 29th at 7:00 pm – Panel Discussion and Performance

– A discussion on equity and diversity in the performing arts will be chaired by Kathleen Sharpe, president of Canadian Conference on the Arts. Kathleen is currently the Director of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF).
– Panelists include Ajay Heble, artistic director of the Guelph Jazz Festival; Santee Smith of the Kaha:wi Dance Company; Brian Webb, artistic director of the Canadian Dance Festival; and Tim Whalley, Director of the Scarborough Arts Council.
– There will also be a solo dance performance by Kevin Ormsby of Kashedance.

Saturday, January 30th at 9:15 am – Workshop and Development Session

– Workshops offered: Curatorial Competence in Performing Arts, Issues in Employment, Audience
– Building and Marketing, Representations on Boards, Relationships with Funding Bodies
– Keynote address with Sara Diamond, president of OCAD (11:30 am)
– Sampradaya Dance Creations presents SAMVAD (1:15 pm)
– Workshop and Development Session (2:45 pm)