The Gathering: Schedule for Dec. 5

The Gathering 
IBPOC Women and the Arts:
Thinking and exploring the ways towards increased inclusion in the Arts Sector 

Panels and Performances
December 5, 2019 | 9:30am – 5pm 
Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2

The Gathering Fall 2019 IBPOC Women and the Arts will explore frameworks for understanding the potential of working toward with the further inclusion of IBPOC women in the Arts sector. Held over a day, the convening will feature showcase performances, plenary sessions and networking with artists and organizations asking the same questions about IBPOC visibility, inclusion and their intersections with artistic/organizational practices. Aimed at providing professional development, building organizational and artistic capacity, we aspire to enliven the many ways in which IBPOC women in positions of leadership can speak to many perspectives in the arts, and how these intersect with and provide public impact.

The Gathering will begin with an art exhibition reception on December 4 from 6-8 pm at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education (918 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5). Free admission to the exhibition from December 2 to December 8, 2019. Cash bar during the reception on December 4).

Panels and performances will take place on December 5 from 9:30 am – 5 pm at Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2).


9:30am:  Registration begins

10:00am: Land Acknowledgement

10:05am: Welcome / Opening Remarks

10:15am: PANEL I: Strategic Planning, Sectoral and Organizational Change.
Unearthing culturally relative policies for IBPOC Women in the Arts
Moderator: Ilene Sova
Panelists: Karen Tisch (Koffler Gallery and has done the TAC Equity Framework), Zainbub Verjee (Ontario Association of Art Galleries), Marjorie Chan (Theatre Passe Muraille), Alica Hall (Nia Centre for the Arts)

12:15pm: Poetry Reading: Vicki Zhang

12:30pm: Lunch Break

1:30pm: Dance Performance: Mustaphari Afroz

2:00pm: Literary Reading: Andrea Thompson

2:30pm: Panel II: IBPOC Women Perspectives on Artistic Direction / Programming and Leadership
Moderator: Patty Jarvis
Panelists: Tanisha Taitt (Cahoots Theatre), Sadia Zaman (Inspirit Foundation), Vivinne Scarlett (dance Immersion), Camille Georgeson-Usher (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective)

4:30pm: Music Performance: Cheri Maracle

4:50pm: Closing Remarks

RSVP online:
Tickets: General Admission $20 | Students/Seniors/Under-employed $15 .