Creative news and views for November 2, 2011


All Together Again to Celebrate John McKellar
Arts Patron John McKellar received Business for the Arts’ prestigious Bovey Award on October 6 at the Carlu where Creative Trust joined the many grateful recipients of John’s generosity – which includes conceiving and producing All Together Now: Creative Trust’s October 27, 2003 gala launch, attended by 1,000 people at the Princess of Wales Theatre!



New Funding and Focus On Disability and Deaf Arts at the Canada Council
With the release of its first major study of disability and Deaf arts in Canada, and the announcement that disability arts organizations are now eligible for three-year capacity building funding through the Equity Office, the Canada Council for the Arts has signaled an important new area of focus. Focus on Disability and Deaf Arts in Canada Focus on Disability and Deaf Arts in Canada was co-authored by Picasso PRO Artistic Principal (and Creative Trust partner) Rose Jacobson, with Geoff McMurchy. Read more



New insights into audiences from Alan Brown and the OAC

Oct 30 2011

Developing new audiences is necessarily a collaborative enterprise, and the Ontario Arts Council added considerably to the available body of knowledge on how people value and engage with the arts with its recently released Ontario Arts Engagement Study by Alan Brown. Alan returned to Toronto on October 13 to present the report’s findings and, once again, offered much food for thought to companies wrestling with the challenge of maintaining and expanding their audiences. Read More