Creative news and views for November 8, 2011


Expanding audiences with Donna Walker-Kuhne

Speaking on September 27th to members of the Creative Trust, CPAMO (Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario), and CCI: The Ontario Presenter’s Network, the power of Donna Walker Kuhne’s message is based on her inspiring enthusiasm for opening the doors of our theatres to new audiences. Her passion is backed by years of tried and proven methods developed at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Public Theatre, Apollo Theatre, and many nonprofit, and Broadway companies and shows. Read more


What managers need to know about how artists work

I remember my visceral reaction when I first heard George Thorn and Nello McDaniel  say that the work of an arts organization – whether in the admin office, fundraising department or boardroom – should be consistent with its artistic process. It was like a lightning strike. I immediately felt that I understood and agreed; things that had been confused became clear. Read more


Community Capital Funds

Creative Trust has been outspoken about the challenges and lack of adequate funding for Toronto performing arts companies trying to renovate or repair their often heritage venues.  It’s time to say a loud thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Community Capital Fund for their recent generous support of a number of our companies’ projects Read more


Promotional videos work for me

The Company Theatre’s powerful on-line videos for The Test  (now running at The Berkeley Street Theatre in co-production with Canadian Stage) had me hooked from the start. Interviews with co-artistic directors Philip Riccio and Allan Hawco, candid scenes from rehearsals, commentary as the show evolved from director Jason Byrne, cast members Eric Peterson, Sonja Smits, Riccio and others: I found them enthralling. Read more


Reminder: Creative Trust has moved!

As of July 1st Creative Trust’s new address is:
Creative Trust
@ the Centre for Social Innovation
720 Bathurst Ave.
Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
Phone numbers and emails will remain the same.