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November 20, 2014

Adventures on Dovercourt

CaptureAdam and I were scheduled to do a social media chat with the cast of Kaeja d’Dance last night, we were told if we went early we could watch some rehearsal in progress.

I am so glad we did. Two pieces being created, one by Allen and one by Karen, and both incredibly beautiful each in their own way. Allen’s .0 (point zero) and Karen’s yet untitled are going to be truly stunning when fully realized. I got tons of pics and some video and once approved I will show you. And you can check out the Harbourfront website for more details.

The chat went well, lots of good questions, lots of good knowledge and a real sense of sharing in the room. I think our social media campaigns for the Kaeja season are going to be full of great stuff and I am looking forward to what we can unfold.

On the subject of Kaejas and Dovercourt, Wind Down Dance is Friday night and you should probably check it out.

Excellent end of our day and  start to our evening. Rush hour + blowy first snowfall = no cabs, so we ventured toward Bloor. I’m still on a cane so the weather and that issue had us slowly making our way down the street – about halfway to Bloor I stopped and said, “First bar we see we’re going in. We need a sign.” and I looked up and there was a sign that said “bar”.

Oh we picked right.

CNL & Yauca’s Lounge.   Go visit. If it’s Wednesday and wing special night, get them. They were the best wings I’ve ever had. They also have a rental space downstairs for meetings, conferences rehearsals and the like.

I am off to get organized for a webinar I am doing today with Orchestras Canada, and work on lesson plans  for 2015. And tonight is opening night for CartHorse Theatre’s Fishskin Trousers.

November 5, 2014

Huntsville and Shop Local and Dance

I’m off to Hunstville today to be part of a great workshop with a dozen visual artists there – Hunstville is home to a wonderful enclave of creators. I’ve never been so am looking forward to chatting about cultural tourism, social media and how both the artists and the town can engage with each other and folks looking for something great to do that they may not have thought of doing in Hunstville. They’ve got a great cultural tourism strategy on the go:

According to information from the chamber, there are four pillars to cultural tourism – historic sites; plays and concerts; museums and art galleries; and festivals and fairs.   According to the chamber, Huntsville is already a popular cultural tourism destination with attractions such as the Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Muskoka Museum, Muskoka Pioneer Village, Portage Flyer Train, Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery, Film North Festival, Classic and Custom Car Show, the Canada Summit Centre – including public art exhibits, many commercial art and craft centers, boutique shopping, high-quality culinary experiences, and the gateway to Algonquin Provincial Park.”  full article

I think it will be a good day.

The suggestion to “shop local” is usually at the back of people’s minds but the holidays bring it to the forefront. Here are a couple places to think of when you are making that Christmas list

Artscape Partridge and Pear – still accepting artisan submissions for their event

Toronto Christmas Market

The Stop Farmers’ Market (year round!)

Finally you must watch this. One of the best dance trailers I’ve seen, celebrating Kaeja d’Dance and their 25th anniversary season.

25 YEARS – TEASER V5 from Kaeja d’Dance on Vimeo.

November 20, 2013

owning photos and #yesidance

 

Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos

and from twitter:

Captureclick the tweet to access the survey.

 

November 7, 2013

NSTF! #artsdayTO and something beautiful

CaptureThe brochure for the Next Stage Theatre Festival has dropped – it and the shows in it look great. Click here for the 2014 lineup. Along those same lines, the 2014 Fringe Lottery Party is coming up with 694 applications going into the hat.
Fringe Lottery Party Monday November 25, 2013
7pm (doors at 6pm)
The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave
Hosted by Jan Caruana
No admission fee, cash bar, free cake
New Play Contest winners will also be announced

Reminder that November 8 is the fourth annual Arts Day at the City – November 5, 2013.

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) along with
Friends of the Arts will meet with over twenty-five individual City Councillors on Friday November 8  to discuss the importance of and impact of the arts on Torontonians.  Arts supporters, donors, artists and arts administrators will spend the day in meetings with a record number of councillors representing a range of wards from across the city. Discussions will focus on  the Creative Capital Gains Report issued in May 2011 which City Council unanimously supported. A key message is to thank Council for unanimously voting for the City’s per capita spending on arts and culture to be increased from $18 to $25, and to remind them that this is just the beginning.

Click here for the trailer, share with your friends, tweet your support with #artsdayTO.

And this delighted me on multiple levels. Enjoy.
Human Movement Converted Into Digital Sculptures.

 

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July 28, 2013

Sunday Roundup – July 28

Things are ramping back up again for the fall, and I’m starting to work on shows with Bound to Create Theatre and Obsidian Theatre and Theatre Rusticle and Modern Times Stage Company, and adding in a three-part social media workshop with DTRC/Artist’s Health Centre this fall and teaching at Ryerson again, also in fall and putting a few more irons in the fire for September.

A reminder It’s Always You has two more shows as part of Best Fringe up at the TCA. And then that’s it!

Last week was a bit of a visual and aural week, as words weren’t quite doing it for me. Here you go!

Live Love Art… Vive l’amour de l’art…

art and architecture and music – paintings and places to read and listen to this

it’s the LabCab Festival: Parkdale!

What Should I Read Next? Here You Go!

Quick video to remind us that even things that are possible the dullest thing to watch can benefit from a good ad. Love it.

September 21, 2012

Linky Friday

 

What a week. You might have noticed I’m working on a few things.

Opening shows…you printed and distributed the postcards and posters, and got the pre-press, and booked the ads, and created the Facebook page and you can’t seem to talk to anyone without mentioning the show you’re working on and offering dates and details and here, just take a flyer. You’ve created the buzz.

Is anyone coming? All you can do is hope so. Well, I mean you could rent a bus and drive round the city and tell people to get in, you’re taking them to a play, but you probably don’t have an F class license and –  really? Calm down.

A few links this week I’d been saving for a rainy day – today seems appropriate.

Why are you in business? The first question brands should answer
According to Mr. Sinek, by focusing on the “what” and “how,” companies miss an important opportunity to connect with customers by explaining the “why” behind the brand. When you address the why, you get to the true essence of a company and have an excellent platform for customers to relate to it.

I Want To Put You In  Category – thought this was was interesting, given the work I do.

Collaboration in kind: arts and business partnerships beyond the cheque
Despite the financial element to transactions such as these, the real strength of this approach lies in exchanges that are not based purely on money. While Robertson admits that straightforward philanthropy plays a sizable part in the funding of most arts organisations, including his own, he firmly believes that “the healthiest relationships are often based on something a bit deeper than that”

Wonderful. Happy Friday  – second preview for Proud, second show for HOMEbody. I’m outta here.

September 16, 2012

Sunday Roundup – September 16

What a week last week. And my birthday!

How Much Can You Pay?

Dear Rob

Hiding Words – ticket deal!

A Show and Change From a Twenty

My dear Rob post went kind of crazy with thousands of hits. Clearly it struck something in people and I’m glad it did.

I also saw Hiding Words (for you) last night – get on that ticket deal – it’s a wonderful piece of theatre.

You should grab a coffee and settle in to read The Charlebois Post this morning – Miles Potter has a piece in it on Proud

Speaking of which, Proud starts previews this week – Thursday and Friday.  And HOMEbody opens this week – hope you have your tickets to one or the other or both.

September 13, 2012

A Show and Change from a Twenty

 

Quick post today as I’m off to spend the afternoon watching a runthrough of HOMEbody . Also a quick but might big thank you to everyone who shared my Dear Rob post-  that got pretty wild in terms of web hits.

So! The answer is – between $6.00 and $20.00. That’s what we’re paying when we can. Other answers included “whatever the suggested rate is”.

Happy Thursday!

What Do You Pay at a Pay What You Can?

$6 – $10 38%
$16 – $20 23%
$11 – $15 19%
$20+ 8%
Other answer… 8%
$1 – $5 4%
August 30, 2012

An Announcement from Metcalf and A Dance Current Job Op

Announcement: New Programs to Support Performing Arts – Town Hall Meetings, Metcalf Foundation

In June 2012, the Metcalf Foundation decided to bring down the curtain on their Strategic Initiatives funding program.  Over the past 12 years, Metcalf has awarded 115 SI grants to 84 different small and mid-sized professional performing arts companies in Toronto, representing a total financial commitment of over $11 million.

Metcalf remains committed to its work of building multi-year partnerships with organizations in the performing arts, conscious of the importance of a healthy performing arts sector to a strong and vibrant city.  During 2012, the Foundation has been examining the SI program in order to determine how we can be more effective with our support for these companies and build collective impact by enabling collaborative learning or activity.

In the fall of 2012, they will be announcing a significant new program to support the performing arts.  They will be presenting our framework for this new program in three town hall meetings.

September 11, 2012; 3:30 pm at The Citadel (the studios of Coleman Lemieux et compagnie, 304 Parliament Street at Dundas)

September 12, 2012; 12:00 pm at the Canadian Music Centre (20 St. Joseph Street, one block north of Wellesley at Yonge)

September 19, 2012; 9:30 am at The Fringe Creation Lab (720 Bathurst Street, Suite 403, south of Bloor

In addition to presenting the new program, the Foundation will be looking for important input from the sector regarding specific areas of focus for our work in the upcoming year.  Please RSVP for one of these town hall meetings by contacting Program Director Michael Jones (mjones@metcalffoundation.com) or Grants Manager Heather Dunford hdunford@metcalffoundation.com).

ALSO!

Request for Proposals to Provide Management Services, CADAC

CADAC is seeking an independent managing consultant to lead the organization through a pivotal period in its development and beyond. The consultant will work closely with the Board, members and stakeholders to manage all aspects of the not-for-profit’s business and guide the organization towards greater autonomy and sustainable self-sufficiency.  CADAC (Canadian Arts Data) is an independent not-for-profit corporation serving professional arts organizations and funding bodies at all levels of government across Canada.

The deadline for proposals is September 20th, 2012. The Request for Proposals is linked below.

https://www.lecadac.ca/documents/RFP-Managing-Consultant-CADAC.pdf

August 16, 2012

When Did Marketing Become Important?

Fun toy for a Thursday  – Google Books Ngram Viewer.

When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., “British English”, “English Fiction”, “French”) over the selected years.

So I punched in “marketing” and “advertising” to see what came up:

 

It’s always fun to look at graphs, and with this one determine just where MadMen sits within in. Then you can go a step further if you click on the date selections below the graph, you can find out which books they’re looking in.

1854 – The Handbook for Advertisers

1841 – Marketing Series, Issues 41-60

Fantastic. Have fun with it – if you come up with anything really cool, let me know.

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