Choir/Choruses/Singing Groups/Composers Survey: Strengths, Challenges and New Opportunities

This survey is part of a project designed to determine the major challenges choirs, choruses, singing groups and composers are currently facing, as well as to help identify what gaps there are in choir programming and governance. This survey will also provide some preliminary insight into what new opportunities are available and what toolkits are needed to help meet these challenges.

Choirs at all levels and composers across the country are seeing new opportunities in exploring the creation and use of new and shared digital content and resources. (This does NOT include unauthorized sharing of copyrighted material.)This survey and project will help inform decision making and provide strategic guidance to allow for a quick and successful transition to our “new normal”.

National and provincial choral organizations, artists, composers, schools, and various arts organizations across Canada will be invited to complete this survey which asks questions about “Digital Offerings”, in particular during COVID. Questions on topics such as: What digital tactics have been used? How have they been monetized, if at all? How and with whom have these been shared? Have they resulted in changes in audience connections? What financial and human resource barriers have you encountered?

There are new resources needed to increase the digital literacy of choral organizations. This could take the form of “toolkits” or a national database to help organize access to current and future content. The hope is that these resources will help leverage digital technologies to inform innovative programming, new ways of marketing and funding, and a transformation of audience engagement as they return to live performances. Your collaboration through the completion of this survey will greatly assist in helping the choral and other arts sectors towards understanding these goals.

Some questions are designed for singing organizations to answer and some are more generic and can be answered by both choirs and independent composers. Composers associated with singing organizations can of course answer all questions. Independent composers not associated with a specific organization will be directed to certain parts of the survey.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time. As a token of appreciation for your time, after completing the survey you can enter into a draw to win one of the prizes:
– A gift certificate for $100 from Cypress Music Publishers
– A $50 gift certificate from Long and McQuade

Deadline: Wed. November 9, 2022

Complete the survey today! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8MH7MYJ

If you have any questions, or if you experience any technical issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at: Victoria Glizer at info@cpamo.org or charles c. smith at executive@cpamo.org.

This project is supported with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Call for Submission: The Gathering Divergence

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Call for Submission

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts
Festival & Conference Fall 2022

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022 is an impactfully positive and supportive convening in the Arts sector. The festival’s specific focus is on Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically – marginalized artists’ communities.  Geared towards meaningful conversations, professional development and sharing strategies in the Arts, this year’s theme for Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022 | Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation: Then and Now.

The festival / conference is focused on varying topics within the Arts sector grounded in the transformative change through a cross-sectoral understanding of Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, decoloniality and anti-racism.  A varied offering over 3 days, the  festival and conference will feature performances, literary readings, online visual arts exhibition and creative investigations from diverse practices. Panels, workshops, exhibitions and showcases encouraging divergence across arts practices, collaboration and professional development shaped within the sensibilities of art making and networking of IBPOC artists and organizations.

What is the overall concept? 
Gathering  Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference

  • an interactive space where arts organizations artists and attendees share
  • dedicated to advancing performance, advocacy and pluralism in the arts
  • dialogue on common interests, experienced and strategies towards a better more equitable and inclusive arts sector.

Why are we doing it? 
We believe systemic change is more effectively achieved through collective, creative action, we seek to:

  • create, support and learn through open-source resources and toolkits
  • advance strategies to understand how we are influenced by issues of equity and digital technology in and out of
  • amplify the artistic practices and administration of IBPOC individuals

What do we hope to achieve?
We hope that everyone arrives at a better understanding of the many ways in which we support, create from and within the Arts sector as indigenous / ethno-racially identified artists with a pluralist lens.

APPLY NOW !

Deadline: October 17, 2022

When and where is the festival and conference?
Nov 28 – Dec 2, 2022
Online and In-Person events at Aki Studio (Toronto) following all CV 19 safety guidelines.

What we offer:

– Opportunity to display / showcase / facilitate a workshop to a wide range of artists/ audience, publicity, copy of performance. (No more than 15 minutes in length)

– Visual Arts and  Workshop Proposals MUST include:

  • Set up requirements
  • Estimated time for set up and striking of work
  • Whether assistance is needed or included

– Compensation Range varies:

  • Dance / Theatre  / Music Honorariums $400 – $1000 (based on the number of artists)
  • Literary Readings up to $300
  • Visual Artists will be based on CARFAC Standards (under section: A.1.6 Exhibitions in Other Public Places)
  • Workshops $300 (1 hour maximum)

Required for consideration:
– Brief explanation of how your proposed work. The explanation MUST relates to ONE OR MORE of the Conference’s Themes:

  • Broadening capacities for IBPOC Art makers
  • artist working / organizing for change
  • organizations Advancing Pluralism Through Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Learning,
  • critically Understanding the Nature of IBPOC Artists / Arts Organizations and their work
  •  perspectives on Succession Planning towards Artistic Transitioning.

– Works where contributors / artists or those self identify as IBPOC
– Works created by Black / IPOC artists and Organizations
– Artist / Organization Website URL, Social Media Info, Biography (150 words)
– Headshot / Company Image 300 dpi
– Links to previous work(s) or work proposed.

Selection Process: 
Administered by a Selection Committee (CPAMO Board member(s), Program Manager,
Executive Director, and Pluralism in Organizational Change (CPAMOPOC) members. The committee will consider the following:

  • Artistic Merit and with overall connection to CPAMO’s mandate and objectives
  • The Focus on the Gathering’s themes
  • Viability (overall programming cost, # of artists proposed, range / breath / depth of the submission)

Submission process:
New this year! Submit all information using our online form:
https://forms.gle/m48WpmQuKn6wPQtN7

If you have any questions or have difficulty submitting through the online form, please don’t hesitate to contact: Kevin A. Ormsby programming@cpamo.org

Applicants will be notified on Oct 24, 2022


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CPAMO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, English Testing Canada, Barrett and Welsh, LeSageArts Management, and Randolph College for the Performing Arts.

SAVE THE DATE: Gathering Divergence is Nov 28 – Dec 2

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SAVE THE DATE

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts
Festival & Conference Fall 2022

November 28 – December 2, 2022
In-person at Aki Studio (Toronto) and via Zoom

Arts Festival and Conference Provides Needed Support while
“Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation”

(TORONTO, ON) CPAMO announces its Multi-Arts Festival and Conference; a positively impactful  and supportive convening in the Arts sector. The festival’s specific focus is on Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically – marginalized artists’ communities.  Geared towards meaningful conversations, professional development and sharing strategies in the Arts, this year’s theme for Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022 | Visioning Canada’s IBPOC Artistic Transformation: Then and Now.

The festival / conference focuses on varying topics within the Arts sector grounded in the transformative change through a cross-sectoral understanding of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.  A varied offering over 3 days, the  festival and conference will feature performances, literary readings, online visual arts exhibition and creative investigations from diverse practices. Panels, workshops, exhibitions and showcases encouraging divergence across arts practices, collaboration and professional development shaped within the sensibilities of art making and networking of IBPOC artists and organizations.

GDMAF/C addresses ways of visioning  the sector from an IBPOC perspective through

  • artist working / organizing for change,
  • organizations Advancing Pluralism Through Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Learning,
  • critically Understanding the Nature of IBPOC Artists / Arts Organizations and their work
  •  perspectives on  Succession Planning towards Artistic Transitioning.

Why Divergence?  CPAMO is curious about the intersection of thought, conversation and performance.  The Gathering Divergence Multi Arts Festival and Conference was conceived as a space to gather, diverge with diversity while intersecting on the many aspects of the Arts sector. We invite participants from the Canadian arts sector and across the world investigating intersections of artistic / organizational practices grounded in EDIP (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity towards Pluralism). We consider divergence as a key component of critical thinking.

GDMAF/C features the publication launch of the Anthology of Visioning Canadian Cultural Transformation: Thoughts from Artists / Arts Workers / Organizations in the Canadian Arts Ecology continuing the conversation, featured articles from invited contributors will center the voice of IBPOC artists and administrators.

Stay tuned for the full schedule and registration in the upcoming weeks! 


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CPAMO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, English Testing Canada, Barrett and Welsh, LeSageArts Management, and Randolph College for the Performing Arts.