The Leader-Post June 27, 2013
Saskatchewan’s new creative industries program was officially proclaimed Thursday and its first board members were named.
Creative Saskatchewan will operate as an agent of the Crown and act to support creative industries such as music and sound recording, film and television production, visual arts and crafts, live theatre and publishing with marketing and financing.
The new agency was announced in February and will stand as the replacement for the former Film Employment Tax Credit which was discontinued by the Saskatchewan Party government in the 2012 provincial budget.
The new agency has come under some criticism for the fact that it could double up on work already being done by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and that it leaves the film and television industry fighting for available grants with other creative sectors rather than having its own program as most other provinces and states in North America have.
The first six board members of Creative Saskatchewan have been appointed and they will be led by chairman Mike MacNaughton (Regina). The other board members are Jocelyne Wasacase-Merasty (Meadow Lake), Cory Furman (Regina), Valerie Creighton (Stoughton), Rick Peddle (Saskatoon) and Jocelyne Kost (Saskatoon).
Los Angeles Times, By David Ng June 10, 2013
Plays are routinely adapted for the movies and television. But a YouTube adaptation of a stage drama is something new.
In a small theater on the campus of East Los Angeles College, actor Christopher Gorham was performing a scene from the David Henry Hwang play "Yellow Face" over and over again as a camera crew went through several set-ups of the dialogue-heavy sequence.
It was near the end of a three-week shoot that took place in late December. Gorham, who was on hiatus from the USA Network series "Covert Affairs," was playing the part of Marcus, a white actor who is mistakenly cast as an Asian character in the play-within-the-play. Sitting next to him in the scene was actor Ryun Yu, playing the role of a playwright suggestively named "DHH."
The action was being shot on the theater's mostly bare stage, with scenery to be added digitally in post-production. With each take, Gorham went through a series of perplexed expressions as his character tried to go along with the playwright's insistence that Marcus -- all appearances to the contrary -- is of Asian descent.
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Happy Jessies Day! Looking forward to celebrating the talented Vancouver theatre community this evening. Congratulations to all the nominees! And it's worth posting the list!
31st ANNUAL JESSIE RICHARDSON AWARDS Nominees
LARGE THEATRE Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Large Theatre
Andrew McNee Boeing-Boeing Arts Club Theatre Company
Andrew Wheeler Clybourne Park Arts Club Theatre Company
Ashley Wright The Merry Wives of Windsor Bard on the Beach
Gaelan Beatty Xanadu Arts Club Theatre Company
Scott Bellis King John Bard on the Beach
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Large Theatre
Deborah Williams Clybourne Park Arts Club Theatre Company
Gina Chiarelli Master Class Arts Club Theatre Company
Kerry Sandomirsky Haunted Touchstone Theatre Production
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Large Theatre
Chris Cochrane She Stoops to Conquer Arts Club Theatre Company
David Marr The Merry Wives of Windsor Bard on the Beach
Ian Butcher Macbeth Bard on the Beach
Kayvon Kelly The Taming of the Shrew Bard on the Beach
Robert Moloney Clybourne Park Arts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Large Theatre
Beatrice Zeilinger Xanadu Arts Club Theatre Company
Colleen Wheeler Boeing-Boeing Arts Club Theatre Company
Georgina Beaty My Turquoise Years Arts Club Theatre Company
Lauren Bowler High Society Arts Club Theatre Company
Nicola Lipman Boeing-Boeing Arts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Lighting Design, Large Theatre
Gerald King Macbeth Bard on the Beach
Gerald King Xanadu Arts Club Theatre Company
Gerald King The Taming of the Shrew Bard on the Beach
Itai Erdal She Stoops to Conquer Arts Club Theatre Company
John Webber Master Class Arts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Set Design, Large Theatre
Alison Green My Turquoise Years Arts Club Theatre Company
Amir Ofek Boeing-Boeing Arts Club Theatre Company
David Roberts She Stoops to Conquer Arts Club Theatre Company
John Webber Master Class Arts Club Theatre Company
Pam Johnson The Merry Wives of Windsor Bard on the Beach
Outstanding Costume Design, Large Theatre
Drew Facey The Merry Wives of Windsor Bard on the Beach
Mara Gottler The Taming of the Shrew Bard on the Beach
Rebekka Sorensen She Stoops to Conquer Arts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Direction, Large Theatre
David Mackay Boeing-Boeing Arts Club Theatre Company
Dean Paul Gibson Xanadu Arts Club Theatre Company
Janet Wright Clybourne Park Arts Club Theatre Company
Johnna Wright The Merry Wives of Windsor Bard on the Beach
Meg Roe Master Class Arts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Production, Large Theatre
Clybourne Park Arts Club Theatre Company
Master Class Arts Club Theatre Company
The Merry Wives of Windsor Bard on the Beach
Significant Artistic Achievement, Large Theatre
Benjamin Elliott Bard on the Beach The Merry Wives of Windsor Outstanding Musical Direction
Corwin Ferguson Arts Club Theatre Company Master Class Outstanding Projection Design
Murray Price Bard on the Beach Macbeth Outstanding Sound or Original Composition
Ron Samworth Theatre Conspiracy Extraction Outstanding Sound or Original Composition
SMALL THEATRE Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Small Theatre
Benjamin Elliott Broken Sex Doll The Virtual Stage
Haig Sutherland The Secret Mask Presentation House Theatre
Jay Brazeau The Secret Mask Presentation House Theatre
John Emmet Tracy Terminus Pi Theatre
John Murphy Eternal Hydra Touchstone Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Small Theatre
Emma Slipp Three Sisters The Only Child Collective
Erla Faye Forsyth How to Write a New Book for the Bible Pacific Theatre
Julie McIsaac Mother Teresa is Dead Bleeding Heart Collective
Leanna Brodie Terminus Pi Theatre
Pippa Mackie Terminus Pi Theatre
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre
Brett Harris Mojo ITSAZOO Productions
Chris Lam 100 Saints You Should Know Pacific Theatre
Joey Lespérance Porc-Épic Théâtre la Seizième
Kayvon Kelly Mother Teresa is Dead Bleeding Heart Collective
Sean Harris Oliver Unstuck the frank theatre company
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre
Alison Kelly The Secret Mask Presentation House Theatre
France Perras Porc-Épic Théâtre la Seizième
Josette Jorge Play with Monsters Solo Collective Theatre
Karin Konoval Play with Monsters Solo Collective Theatre
Marsha Regis Race RACE Equity Co-op
Outstanding Lighting Design, Small Theatre
Alan Brodie Terminus Pi Theatre
Itai Erdal Broken Sex Doll The Virtual Stage
John Webber Molière's Don Juan Blackbird Theatre
Jonathan Ryder Initiation Trilogy Electric Company
Ted Roberts The Santaland Diaries Arts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Set Design, Small Theatre
Christopher David Gauthier Cold Comfort Yogurt Theatre
David Roberts Terminus Pi Theatre
Lauchlin Johnston God and the Indian Fire Hall Arts Centre
Naomi Sider How Has My Love Affected You? Arts Club Theatre Company in association with Neworld Theatre
Pam Johnson Shelter from the Storm Touchstone Theatre
Outstanding Costume Design, Small Theatre
Carmen Alatorre Terminus Pi Theatre
Drew Facey Broken Sex Doll The Virtual Stage
Jessie van Rijn Ordinary Days Relephant Theatre Co-op
Mara Gottler Three Sisters The Only Child Collective
Sydney Cavanagh The Santaland Diaries Arts Club Theatre Company
Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition, Small Theatre
Alison Jenkins The Unplugging Arts Club Theatre Company
Anton Lipovetsky Broken Sex Doll The Virtual Stage
David Mesiha Terminus Pi Theatre
James Coomber Mother Teresa is Dead Bleeding Heart Collective
Malcolm Dow Play with Monsters Solo Collective Theatre
Outstanding Direction, Small Theatre
Andy Thompson Broken Sex Doll The Virtual Stage
Chelsea Haberlin Mojo ITSAZOO Productions
Craig Holzschuh Porc-Épic Théâtre la Seizième
Pam Johnson The Secret Mask Presentation House Theatre
Outstanding Production, Small Theatre
Broken Sex Doll The Virtual Stage Mojo
ITSAZOO Productions Porc-Épic Théâtre la Seizième
Terminus Pi Theatre
Winners and Losers Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre (in association with Crow's Theatre)
Significant Artistic Achievement, Small Theatre
Anton Lipovetsky The Virtual Stage Broken Sex Doll Musical Direction
Colin Decker, Carey Dodge, Tara Cheyenne Friedenburg, Brae Norwiss, Sean Tyson, John Webber, Jay Dodge, Sherry Yoon Boca Del Lupo Photog. Artistic Acheivement in Technical Integration
Jamie Nesbitt Arts Club Theatre Company in association with Neworld Theatre How Has My Love Affected You?
Outstanding Projection Design
Peter Jotkus and Lucy Pratt-Johnson Arts Club Theatre Company The Santaland Diaries Outstanding Stage Management
The Cast & Crew of The Zombie Syndrome The Virtual Stage The Zombie Syndrome Logistical and Technical Innovation
THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES Outstanding Performance, Theatre for Young Audiences
Curtis Tweedie Night Light Green Thumb Theatre
Graeme McComb Cranked Green Thumb Theatre
Kayla Dunbar, Mack Gordon, Nicol Spinola, Mike Stack, Amanda Testini, Allan Zinyk The Cat in the Hat Carousel Theatre
Raes Calvert and Linda Carson (Ensemble) Where the Wild Things Are Presentation House Theatre (in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People)
Marie-Claire Marcotte Statu Quo Théâtre la Seizième
Outstanding Design, Theatre for Young Audiences
Barbara Clayden, Al Frisk, Jeff Harrison Ensemble Design Arthur: Boy King Carousel Theatre
Corwin Ferguson Video Statu Quo Théâtre La Seizième
Drew Facey, Gareth Fry, Jeff Harrison, Vicki Mortimer Ensemble Design The Cat in the Hat Carousel Theatre
Julie Martens Set Design Statu Quo Théâtre la Seizième
Linda Leon Set, Props and Costume Design Where the Wild Things Are Presentation House Theatre (in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People)
Outstanding Artistic Creation, Theatre for Young Audiences
Carole Higgins Direction The Cat in the Hat Carousel Theatre
Cathy Nosaty Composition Where the Wild Things Are Presentation House Theatre (in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People)
Craig Holzschuh Direction Statu Quo Théâtre la Seizième
Jeff Tymoschuk Composition Arthur: Boy King Carousel Theatre
Kim Selody Direction Where the Wild Things Are Presentation House Theatre (in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People)
Significant Artistic Achievement, Theatre for Young Audiences
Darryl Milot Carousel Theatre 2012/13 Season Outstanding Costume Construction
Jordan Watkins Green Thumb Theatre Cranked Outstanding DJ
Mike Dangeli Axis Theatre Raven Meets the Monkey King Outstanding Mask Design and Creation
Presentation House Theatre (in association with Manitoba Theatre for Young People) Where the Wild Things Are
Pamela Jakobs Carousel Theatre The Cat in the Hat Outstanding Sound Operation and Stage Management
Outstanding Original Script:
Aaron Bushkowsky Play with Monsters Solo Collective Theatre
Jan Derbyshire Turkey in the Woods Cranberry Sauce Equity Coop/ frank theatre company
Marcus Youssef How Has My Love Affected You Arts Club Theatre Company in association with Neworld Theatre
Marita Dachsel Initiation Trilogy Electric Company Theatre
Yvette Nolan The Unplugging Arts Club Theatre Company
The Critics’ Choice Innovation Award was established in 2003 and is adjudicated by local critics and celebrates the most successfully innovative production of the year.
The nominees for this year's Innovation Award are:
Initiation Trilogy Electric Theatre Company
Photog Boca del Lupo
The Micro Performance Series Boca del Lupo
Winners and Losers Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre
The Zombie Syndrome The Virtual Stage
The 31st Annual Ceremony will again be held at the beautiful Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, on Monday, June 24, 2013, doors open at 5:30pm, ceremony at 6:45pm. Tickets are $29.50 plus service charges, through Ticketmaster 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. The ceremony is being produced and directed by Vancouver TheatreSports who will produce a festive evening.
As artists find themselves at the end of the food cultural chain, Susan Jones suggests a new activism to reaffirm their status. Monday 24 June 2013 Guardian Professional by Susan Jones
The so-called golden age of arts funding has given way to debilitating austerity, particularly for artists who find themselves at the end of a long food chain, divorced from arts funding and policy decision making. But when did these divisions start and how can artists use activism to create meaningful change for the future?
The millennium saw arts funding increased through imaginative strategies and policies. Artists and the artist-led flourished. With the lottery-financed arts buildings came a new wave of curatorial positions – and in 2006, the advent of cultural leadership roles designed to "nurture and develop dynamic and diverse leaders to equip them for the challenges of the 21st century" (although scant few of these went to practitioners). Divisions between artists and the public were apparent too.
In 2013, the widening divide between rich and poor is manifesting itself clearly in the arts. Contributing to debates on more imaginative ways to measure cultural value, Louis Barrabas says: "The creative sector is full of scuttling scavenging bottom-feeders." What he's describing are the middle people whose infrastructural preferences over recent years have by default resulted in a steady nibbling away at budgets, resources and recognition factors – things that used to be the territory of artists.
In the arts infrastructure developed since the early noughties, artists weren't invited around the table with the curators, directors and consultants. Peer review was abandoned by Arts Council England as it was deemed too expensive, long-winded and subjective. In the arts ecology of today, it's almost as if artists have to be held in suspended animation, waiting for someone to need them. Read More
Connecting the Dots of Nonprofit Engagement Data: A Closer Look at Practices, Challenges and Opportunities
Nonprofit Technology Network by Annaliese
Nonprofit organizations are looking beyond traditional data toward information about constituent participation and engagement. Such data might include volunteer activity, e-newsletter activity, Facebook or Twitter mentions, online petitions or pledge activities, event attendance and interaction among constituents, to name only a few.NTEN and Avectra sought input from 10 nonprofits and associations that vary in size and work across many programmatic areas for specific examples of how they are collecting, managing and sharing engagement data -- and how it impacts their work.
We’ve compiled their responses around seven key questions, and are sharing the findings, and their stories, below.
I. What types of engagement data are nonprofits collecting and, more importantly, why?
The organizations that provided input collect a broad range of engagement data, such as but not limited to:
The League of American Orchestras' (The League) Rebecca Vierhaus told us her organization is "trying to find trends to tie participation to revenue, as well as participation to likelihood of renewing membership or donating….We have always imagined a 'learning journey' for our members -- becoming more and more engaged over time and eventually becoming donors or supporters in other ways. Is this how our members actually engage with us and, if not, what should our strategy be to try and keep them on a 'conveyor belt' towards loyalty and engagement?"
Shoes That Fit's Thomas Pellegrino said his organization uses the data to "communicate our mission and message and develop our communication strategies." Read more
Guardian Professional June 7, 2013 Most museums have already embraced mobile, and they are thinking about it in more sophisticated and strategic ways.
Last week, this network published an open letter from Fusion Analytics calling for museums to do more to embrace mobile. It caused quite a stir among museum professionals. Whilst some responded favourably, many asked who these people were to patronise us, telling us what we already knew, and the Twitter discussion demonstrated that the issue was by no means as simple as had been portrayed.
A few months ago we set up Mobile Experiences: Cultural Audiences (ME:CA) because we wanted to directly address some of this thinking. We wanted to get away from a focus on technology and avoid a knee-jerk and panicked reaction to growing smartphone use.
Instead we thought it was time to have more considered, evidence-based conversations about mobile that concentrated on the audience experience. As part of our first workshop, we invited 20 cultural professionals to discuss what they felt were the exciting opportunities for developing mobile experiences and what were the challenges. The results were telling.
In our discussions, the possibilities afforded by the amazing capabilities of smartphones were clear. Not only can they deliver more information to the user, but they can also be playful, social, locative and therefore potentially create powerful experiences. Read more
Canada Council for the Arts
Explore these web pages for information on the many ways the Canada Council can help you bring your art work to the national and international marketplace. The Council is offering a growing suite of initiatives to make Canadian art more visible and competitive in the global marketplace.
The following hyperlinks will get you to more information about Council’s activity in this area:
Canopy Arts Desk
Tammy Hampel (Isaacson)
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