Creative news and views for December 16, 2011


Using collaboration and shared learning to help performing arts companies

Performing Arts Education Overview released today

Creative Trust and PAONE (the Professional Arts Organizations Network for Education) released the  Performing Arts Education Overview today at Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre.

Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Chan introduced this first time study, generously supported by his Ministry, of the scope of arts education activities by 50 music, theatre, dance and opera organizations in Toronto and area.

Kelly Hill of Hill Strategies Research presented the on-line survey’s highlights. These underlined the extent to which these companies have taken up the challenge of ensuring that young people in Toronto experience the arts.  Read more…

Arts Education must-reads


Arts Education Resources on Creative Trust’s website continue to expand. If you are interested in finding out what the best of the best are up to in this field, check out the following

All you need are Five Good Ideas

Or one, really, for last-minute holiday shopping. This recently published Coach House/Maytree Foundation publication evolved from a series of lunch-time discussions that Maytree hosted over the past eight years. It’s a valuable non-profit management handbook – broken into short essays and sections that make for easy reading – and an ideal gift for your arts management family and friends. Read more…