The Gathering Divergence May 20th videos are available for viewing!

The Gathering Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference |  What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts

The video recordings from The Gathering Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference |  What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts on May 20, 2021 are now available:

Festival Planning / COVID19 Implications: IBPOC / Equity Seeking Artists / Arts Programming Perspective
https://youtu.be/juQUs4V5xZo

Keynote by Mark Campbell
https://youtu.be/0AP9hxtHVQU

Strategies Towards Achieving Financial Health in the Arts
https://youtu.be/4jvbCXWHob8

CPAMO Publication Draft Review
https://youtu.be/WUkM3Rv08fM

Stay tuned for videos from May 21 in the upcoming weeks!

The Gathering Divergence May 19th videos are available for viewing!

The Gathering Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference |  What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts

The video recordings from The Gathering Divergence Multi – Arts Festival and Conference |  What Have We Learnt: Approaches, Lessons and Future Strategies towards Anti Black Racism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Digital Support in the Arts on May 19, 2021 are now available:

Land acknowledgement by Aria Evans and keynote by Dori Tunstall
https://youtu.be/hq51GdgQ4Z0

Taking the Reins: Organizations Doing The Work in Developing Policies for Conflict Mitigation / Crisis towards Change. 
https://youtu.be/wuek1d72Qq8

Mass Culture – State of Emergence: Artists Influencing Equitable Diverse Cultural Policy and Funding 
https://youtu.be/cBmTeu3VOaw

Stay tuned for videos from May 20 and 21 in the upcoming weeks!

Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Arts Organizations: An Ongoing Labor

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Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Arts Organizations: An Ongoing Labor

“We, Indigenous artists, check a lot of your boxes for grants, and for diversity, but what does that really translate to? You want us and you need us at your tables, your conferences and your festivals. But you haven’t done the work to actually welcome us, build a relationship with us and protect us.”

CAPACOA’s All Access Town Hall titled Rebuilding Upon More Sustainable and Equitable Foundations – Equity & Inclusion took place virtually on November 3rd, 2020. The intimate discussion explored implications and actions of rebuilding a new sector with equity and inclusion enshrined in Canadian arts organizations, businesses or artistic practices.

If you’ve missed this discussion, we got your back! You can read a summary here and watch a recording of the session here.