PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE, North Vancouver
The 2013/14 ARTS PASS is now available!
It’s a great opportunity to experience something new and it’s just $120 a pass!
Your ARTS PASS is good for 12 tickets to Presentation House Theatre:
TO REDEEM Call the Box Office at 604 990 3474 to book your tickets. When you pick up your tickets at the box office please present your ARTS PASS to be validated.
MEMBERSHIP Purchasing an ARTS PASS also includes membership to Presentation House Theatre.
EXPIRY Your ARTS PASS expires September 1, 2014.
The Huffington Post | By Michelle Manetti
Many abandoned homes are left to the elements, allowing nature to handle the demolition. But when artist Matthew Mazzotta came across an abandoned house in York, Alabama, he and his team decided to turn it into a foldable public theater called "Open House."
According to Inhabitat, with the materials and land from the old home, Mazzotta created a place that looks like a normal house, but can be unfolded to reveal a 100-seat space where the community can watch plays, movies and live musical performances.
It takes about an hour and a half to transform but as you can see if the video, found at this link, it's totally worth.
August 12, 2013, The Getty Trust
LOS ANGELES—The Getty announced today that it was lifting restrictions on the use of images to which the Getty holds all the rights or are in the public domain. Getty President and CEO Jim Cuno made the announcement in a post on The Iris, the Getty’s blog.
"As of today, the Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds all the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose," wrote Cuno, citing the new program.
As a result, there are roughly 4,600 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum available in high resolution on the Getty's website for use without restriction—representing 4,689 objects (some images show more than one object), including paintings, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, antiquities and sculpture and decorative arts. The Getty plans to add other images, until eventually all applicable Getty-owned or public domain images are available, without restrictions, online.
The Getty Research Institute is currently determining which images from its special collections can be made available under this program, and the Getty Conservation Institute is working to make available images from its projects worldwide.
"The Museum is delighted to make these images available as the first step in a Getty-wide move toward open content," said J. Paul Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts. "The Getty’s collections are greatly in demand for publications, research and a variety of personal uses, and I am pleased that with this initiative they will be readily available on a global basis to anyone with Internet access."
Previously, the Getty Museum made images available upon request, for a fee, and granted specific use permissions with terms and conditions. Now, while the Getty requests information about the intended use, it will not restrict use of available images, and no fees apply for any use of images made available for direct download on the website.
"The Getty was founded to promote 'the diffusion of artistic and general knowledge' of the visual arts, and this new program arises directly from that mission," said Cuno. "In a world where, increasingly, the trend is toward freer access to more and more information and resources, it only makes sense to reduce barriers to the public to fully experience our collections."
"This is part of an ongoing effort to make the work of the Getty freely and universally available," said Cuno.
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The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and photographs gathered internationally. The Museum's mission is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the works of art through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.
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Stanford Social Innovation Review, By Curtis Chang | 1 | Aug. 1, 2013
The board meeting. Members secretly check their email on tablets while pretending to review documents. Those calling in offer only silence, their phones on permanent mute. Everyone feels the heaviness in the room as someone recounts minutes from the last meeting, another issues a plea to serve on the fundraising committee (yet again), and the treasurer tediously recites financial figures.
But the most important casualty of this boredom is not the time that board members spend at meetings. Unexciting board meetings are deadly because they sap the vitality of the mission.
Something is boring when nothing meaningful is immediately at stake. Yet meaning and urgency supply the oxygen for nonprofit efforts. An organization is alive when it throbs with the sense that lives are hanging in the balance. To stay alive, it must constantly renew this feeling in everyone involved.
Dull board meetings suck out this life-giving air at the very top. The board is the governing authority; when its meetings lack excitement, this dullness eventually pervades the rest of the organization. If board members are not passionately debating whether the organization is making enough progress, then the executive director must generate urgency by herself (a recipe for burnout). If board members aren’t imagining what doubling the budget could do—and throwing down the gauntlet before the others, based on their own fundraising efforts—it usually translates to staff members not feeling like they can dream big.
So how can executive directors and board chairs inject more passion into board meetings? Here are some ideas and resources to help make things interesting.
by Michael Nabarro, Aug. 9, 2013, Guardian Professional
The arts have to compete with retail, leisure and travel for customer attention – better use of tech can help them stand out.
It's no secret that theatres are facing tough times, with increased funding pressures from central and local governments. What it means is that they need to make their case for public support, while at the same time diversifying their income streams.
Technology has been a big part of audience engagement and development for many years. The first computerised box office systems arrived as early as the 1980s, opening up opportunities for informed direct marketing and customer analysis, and over the last few decades these systems have grown in capability and functionality.
But we now need a step change in the way we use technology if the box office is to engage a wider audience that is increasingly digital and – to borrow a phrase from media circles – always switched on. This technology is, in my view, absolutely critical in transforming the way that theatres engage with their audiences and meet the challenges facing them.
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