Winter Workshops @ Generator

Winter Workshops @ Generator


Producing a show from your own bank account
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
11am-2pm @ Generator

You got the grant, you booked the Festival, the show is happening, you deposit your cheque…now what? Many independent artists use their personal bank accounts for art projects without really knowing what we are doing or what risks we are exposing ourselves to. Generator’s Financial Administrator and artists’ tax preparer Tova Epp will take you through the things you really need to know and common mistakes:

  • Self-employment vs. personal expenses
  • Keeping track of project expenses and what is tax deductible
  • Claiming individual grants on your income tax
  • HST and government filings

Be in-the-know before starting a new project or filing this year’s taxes! 


Publicity 101
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
6-9pm @ Generator

One of the highest rated sessions in our Artist Producer Training Program, Generator’s Director of Coordination and Communications Katie Leamen will teach you the basic publicity tools at your disposal – how to make them and how to use them. Topics will include:

  • Publicity vs. marketing
  • How to write a media release
  • What’s in a media kit
  • Promo photos, production photos, and why you need both
  • Free online tools to support your publicity campaign
  • Some best practices for publicity on social media (in her own humble opinion)


  • Toronto Star’s Karen Fricker attended both Urgent Exchanges last month and wrote an Article for The Toronto Star regarding the discussions at The White Guy Shuffle: Changing Hiring Practices in Canadian Theatre.  **We’re still compiling responses to Sunday’s Urgent Exchange. We will be posting on our website and social media soon!
  • Congratulations to APTers Mamito Kukwikila for producing Surfacing and Chiamaka G. Ugwu on her Cardinal Direction Showcase this past weekend
  • Resident Company Ahuri Theatre opens What Dream It Was – an interactive theatrical playground inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This immersive installation created and facilitated by artists with mixed abilities runs Feb 16-19 at the Al Green Theatre.
  • See APTers Brian Postalian (Artistic Producer of the event), Christopher Manousos (participant) and Kevin Matthew Wong (participant and winner of the last Crapshoot event) at Crapshoot on Friday Feb 10th at 10pm @ Theatre Passe Muraille.
  • Resident Company Common Boots just finished a week-long workshop intensive with Jumblies Theatre, followed by an intensive play development session with the creative team of The Election, their next collaboratively created work about public life. More about their upcoming spring play development and community projects coming soon!


Generator is supported by