trAnsfoRmaTion:evolution or revolution?
March 27-30, 2014 The Banff Centre
The Canadian Arts Summit was founded in 1998 by The Banff Centre and the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada (now Business for the Arts).
The Canadian Arts Summit is a unique national leadership forum, co-ordinated by Business for the Arts. It is held in late March/early April of each year and brings together the chief executives, artistic directors, and board chairs of Canada’s largest 50 not-for-profit cultural institutions: symphony orchestras, theatres, opera and ballet companies, as well as heritage and art museums — primarily those with budgets over $5 million.
The Summit is predicated upon the belief that these influential leaders — volunteers, artists, and managers — can, by working together, develop the strengths required to support Canadian artistic aspirations. The first principle behind the Summit is that it is a gathering of leaders, the outcome of which is shaped by the participants. For that reason, the Summit has become, over its first 16 years, not just a weekend event in the spring, but an ongoing network of arts leaders working together, through the Steering Committee, throughout the year.
For its first seven years, the Summit was held at The Banff Centre. In 2004, the decision was made to alternate between Banff and Eastern Canada. The 8th, 10th, and 12th Summits were held in Montreal and the 14th annual Summit took place in Toronto. The 16th Summit was held in Montreal and the 17th Summit will be held at The Banff Centre on March 28 to 30, 2014.
Canopy Arts Desk
Tammy Hampel (Isaacson)
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