Workshop 3: about the workshop

The 3rd in a series of audience-development workshops, this session offers a full day of talks and discussions that will focus on the interests of presenters and performers in working together to increase diversity on stages across Ontario and in engaging audiences from Aboriginal and ethno-racial communities.  Topics that will be covered are educational practices, cultural “mapping,” developing organizational mandates, reciprocity in relationships, information sharing and gathering trends, outreach strategies, and our speakers’ experiences with specific festivals and institutions that feature Indigenous artists.

In particular, the morning panel will focus on what presenters need to do to set up a season’s schedule and the criteria used to select performances.  This session would be part of a full day meeting with performers and will also address how performers can build a relationship with presenters.

The afternoon panel features a number of performers who will make presentations on how their companies create their work, the influences (traditional, modern, contemporary) on their work and how it fits into, influences and is an integral part of Canadian culture today.

Schedule and Confirmed Participants:

8:30 – 9:00 am            Registration

9:00 – 9:30 am            Opening remarks by the honourable Michael Chan,
                                      Minister of Tourism and Culture

9:30 am – 12 noon      Panel 1: Working With Presenters to Support Diversity in
                                      Performances and Audiences: Interests and Expectations

                                      – Ken Coulter, Theatre Manager, Oakville Theatre

                                      – Cheryl Ewing, Event Manager, Ontario Contact

                                      – Eric Lariviere, General Manager, Markham Theatre

10:30 – 10:45 am          Health Break

10:45 am – 12 noon      Panel 1 Continued

                                         – Costin Manu, Manager, Marketing, Programming and
                                            Development, Rose Theatre

                                         – Jen Dodd, Managing Director and Camille Turner,
                                         Artist and Curator Subtle Technologies

                                         – Mimi Beck, Curator and Ann Marie Williams,
                                         Program Manager, CanDance Network
Noon – 1:00 pm             Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm             Panel 2:  What Presenters Need to Know About the
                                       Development of Performances by Aboriginal
                                       and Ethno-racial Artists
                                       – Sandra Laronde, Artistic Director, Red Sky Performance

                                      – Lata Pada, Artistic Director, Sampradaya Dance

                                      – Brainard Blyden-Taylor, Artistic Director, Nathaniel Dette Chorale

                                      – Julia Chan, Artistic Director, Diasporic Dialogues

                                      – Charmaine Headley, Artistic Director, Collective of
                                        Black Artists (COBA)
3:00 – 3:15 pm             Health Break

3:15 – 4:45 pm            Workshops To Discuss Strategies on How Presenters and
                                      Performers  Can Work Together

4:45 – 5:00 pm            Closing Comments

We will keep you updated on changes to the schedule and speakers.

We will be charging a registration fee to cover the cost of food/beve
rages and workshop materials:

$25 – General registration

$15 – CPPAMO roundtable members/students

Free for students (with a valid student ID) who provide their own lunch.