OuiShare Fest 14 will explore “The Age of Communities”. Connected by shared values, knowledge, resources or by digital and physical spaces, communities are transforming cities, organizations and civic action everywhere in the world.
They are driving movements such as collaborative consumption, open source, makers and fablabs, coworking, crowdfunding, alternative currencies and more. How do these pieces fit together? What is the bigger picture?
At this year’s OuiShare Fest, entrepreneurs and social innovators, non-profit and business leaders, grassroots activists and public officials will gather in one place to build a common vision of a collaborative society.
If you are ready for a unique experience which will produce knowledge, accelerate projects and foster new collaborations, then join us in Paris from May 5 -7.
Making a Scene is a critical forum for our theatre community to come together every year to reflect upon our achievements, to assess the state of affairs, and to envision our future. Join us March 27th and 28th to reconnect with colleagues, find out what is happening here, and across Canada and plan for the future.
The theme of this year’s MAS 2014 is: An Ignition: A Vision for the Future of Theatre in Vancouver. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in creating that vision during conference-wide breakout sessions.
Both days of the conference will have scheduled presentations and panels that we hope add to your professional development, present best practices and address the critical issues we face. Register today for the whole conference. You will have the opportunity to sign up for individual workshops prior to the conference.
Staging Sustainability 2014: People. Planet. Profit. Performance will be an international conference from February 2-5, 2014 hosted at three exciting downtown Toronto venues — the MaRS Discovery District, 99 Sudbury, The Theatre Centre —and streamed to satellite locations across Canada.
An international three-day conference on ‘Staging Sustainability: People, Planet, Profit, Performance’ will be the largest gathering of innovative sustainability practitioners in the world to focus on ways in which performance can positively affect our planet. The conference ‘Staging Sustainability 2014’ will introduce the attendees to ground breakers working across Canada, on Broadway, in London, in community gardens — as well as all points in-between — to remake the way we work in the performing arts.
“Performance has always been about how the work affects people. Now we are ready to look at how our performances can affect a sustainable world.”
On 2-5 February 2014 the conference will be hosted at three downtown Toronto venues — MaRS Discovery District, 99 Sudbury, and The Theatre Centre — and will also be streamed to satellite locations across Canada. Live performances illuminating sustainability will be staged throughout the conference and into the weekend.
Directing in the Performing Arts Summit will approach the profession of the director from a broad, interdisciplinary, international, and integrated perspective. Working synergistically with entertainment industry, we propose to identify, test, and (re)evaluate the fundamentals of the director’s art in various contexts (theatre, film, opera, dance, and new media), and to translate this knowledge into a viable working model that meets the needs of the 21st century.
In order to use this knowledge in a meaningful, relevant, competitive, and financially sustainable manner, the new type of artistic leader requires not only the technical mastery of the medium, but also soft skills such as agility, communication, and an ability to work in teams. Directing in the Performing Arts Summit will create a space for established and aspiring artists and their audiences to engage in this process in a way that bridges the gap between theory and practice and promotes collaborations. The speakers and workshop leaders we are bringing together reflect this commitment to integration. Our program is structured as three overlapping spheres that encompass experiential process, observation and mentoring, and lectures and seminars. It will culminate in the Director’s Showcase production, in which four directors from four different fields of performance will present their variations on a common text.
Saturday June 15th to Tuesday June 18th, 2013 More information or to Register
Creative SpaceMaking Vancouver workshop: "Explorations in Creative SpaceMaking"
Get strategies, resources, and tools for creative spacemaking
$25.00 Early bird registration. $35.00 Regular registration. Nutrition break included. Advance registration only.
Hands-on and interactive, this half-day introductory workshop will appeal to artists, arts and cultural organizations and businesses, and emerging leaders in the cultural space discussion.
June 12 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This half-day workshop will be led by Canada’s premier cultural space organization, Artscape, with guests from the Vancouver cultural community. It will explore the issues and topics concerning cultural space, including strategies, resources and tools available to organizations today.
The workshop will also be an opportunity to network and learn from local organizations that have struggled with their space needs and have realized valuable and successful projects.
Space is limited—register early! Tickets will not be sold at the door.
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