Arts & Equity Toolkit Launch – You’re Invited!

You have played an important role in the Arts & Equity Project and the brand new Arts & Equity Toolkit by Neighbourhood Arts Network, and we would like to celebrate with you!

Arts & Equity Toolkit Launch
Thursday September 20, 2012
4-5pm   (Location TBA)

Please RSVP to angie@torontoarts.org and let us know if you’ll be there – we’ll save a copy of the toolkit for you!

We’d love to have you join us on September 20th for a very special launch of the new resource toolkit. This launch is our way of saying thank you for your incredible contributions to this project; it’s also a great chance to reconnect with other Arts & Equity Project collaborators. Light refreshments and a beautiful printed copy of the toolkit will be provided.

The Neighbourhood Arts Network is pleased to announce the launch of the Arts & Equity Toolkit, a brand new resource for community-engaged artists. Designed to provide artists and groups with practical tools to reduce barriers to community participation in the arts, the Arts & Equity Toolkit is a comprehensive document that includes case studies, worksheets, resource links, and quotes from Toronto-based artists and groups. Created by Leah Burns and Skye Louis, the Arts & Equity Toolkit shares innovative ideas and models from over one hundred Toronto-based artists and organizations, and marks an important milestone for equity in the arts in Toronto.

The Arts & Equity Toolkit is available for free through the Neighbourhood Arts Network Reading Room. Excerpts from the Arts & Equity Toolkit, along with related toolkits from Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement of Ontario and a number of essays by prominent Canadian artists, are also included in the recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives publication Pluralism in the Arts in Canada. Edited by charles c. smith, this book will be included as a text for Arts Management students at the University of Toronto this fall. 

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