Posts tagged ‘Canada Council’

November 24, 2013

Sunday Roundup – November 24

Busy week last week. And last night I spent the evening at the wedding reception of two dear friends, one of whom I’ve known since I was fourteen. So much love to you both.

Short and sweet today!

Thank You – Arts Day At The City #artsdayTO

AntiSocial Media – most popular post this week.

owning photos and #yesidance

SnapChat and a World of Disappearing Media most commented on over all social mediums this week

November 3, 2013

Sunday Roundup – November 3

And here we are.

Theatre Lab closed with sold out shows last week, Bound to Create opened with a full house on Friday and rehearsals for The Tin Drum start this week.
Yesterday I was off to the opening reception for A. Shay Hahn’s annual November show at the Cameron House. You can see the work here and more importantly you can see it in person at the Cameron.

Don’t tell me there’s nothing to do in this city.

The Fourth Annual Arts Day  at the City is happening Friday the 8th. We’re meeting individually with over half of City Council to talk about the important of the arts and the good it does for our city as a whole. You can follow us and contribute on Twitter using #artsdayTO – tell us why the arts are important to Toronto, tell us why they’re important to you, post your own #justthebeginning photos (link to signage is here), read up on the info Toronto Arts Council has created so you know what’s up with arts funding for our cultural sector.

Anyway.

A New Canada Council Program

an Arts Shared Platform Survey and cdap is back here’s a bit more info on the shared platform survey, which is a Metcalf Initiative – click here to download and read the report.

From the Blog Post File  a double Facebook post.

Into the week. Also, I like this idea that I found on Facebook:

Capture

 

October 28, 2013

A New Canada Council Program

From the Canada Council:

Arts organizations play a key role in bringing the arts to Canadians. They are contributing to the vitality of our communities and artistic practices – all while managing rapid changes due to demographics, technology and the economic downturn.

That’s why the Canada Council is taking a more strategic approach to organizational development – one that helps arts organizations to build resilience and the capacity to face change and adapt creatively. This approach includes a new grant program, Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development, and a number of related initiatives. Leadership for Change has been developed from the review of Flying Squad program. read more

March 1, 2013

Recommended Reading and My Class Starts Monday

this weekend I’m cleaning up my blog roll – any suggestions of who I should put up there?  Mission Paradox is definitely one of them, and below is a recommended reading of their posts. Showed up in my inbox the other day.

Canada Council deadline today, and grant is ready to go, all but the signing. I’ll wave bye bye as I immediately have to hunker down and start creating a course rubric because I start teaching on Monday –  Jacoba and I have come up with a course that is practical boots on the ground with case studies and projects so that you’ll come away with useful advice, not just the theory of arts marketing. Today is the last day to register I think.

I’ll also be working again with PACT to get the word out about World Theatre Day, coming up March 27.
And a reminder that Laws of Motion opens tonight!

Get your grants out the door, your paperwork done because it is indeed Friday and we can’t have that hanging over our heads all weekend. And enjoy the following from The Mission Paradox.

1.  Uncommon Service – I truly believe that the ability to define and deliver superior customer service is going to be the thing that separates strong arts organizations from those that fail.  This book provides a good framework for understanding and implementing service.

2.  The Icarus Deception – Seth Godin has long been one of my “invisible mentors” i.e. someone whose advice I have respected and followed for years.  If you don’t read this book, we can’t be friends.

3.  Harvard Business Review – I particularly like the case studies because they present difficult problems with no clear/easy solutions.

4.  Presentation Zen (blog/book) – The ability to effectively present an idea is often the difference between it happening or the idea dying.  Garr Reynolds blog and books are a great guide toward presenting idea effectively to an audience of one of 10,000.

5.  Authentic Arts Marketing – Yes I wrote it, so I’m a little biased but I’m proud at how the little ebook has held up over the years.

 

May 27, 2012

Sunday Roundup – May 27

Short week last week so I’m all mixed up yet somehow ahead of the game. What went on?

Brother Can You Spare a Five? – some crowdfunding campaigns that are on my radar

Don’t Go Changin’ – interesting article on how to help people not hate your revamped site.

Modern Dance, Canada Council Internet Gender, Summer Reading – exactly what it sounds like.

There’s another new book in the Summer Reading section – am close enough to finished to recommend.


And I’ve also realized it was a just over year ago  that I hit “go” on this website. And two weeks after that received the deposit for my first entrepreneuse marketing gig. So I do need to take a moment to say “thank you – you’re the best” to a few people and organizations from this past year:

Arts Etobicoke, Atrium Theatre, Bound To Create, Canadian Dance Assembly, Control Over Destiny, Creative Trust, Drew Nelson, Expect Theatre, Gallery 1313, Lisa Wegner, Little Revolutions, Magic and Mud Designs, NinjaTek, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Parkdale Village BIA, Pax Christi Chorale, PM Veltri, Proud Productions, Shannon Litzenberger, Sheep No Wool, Stratical Theatre, Theatre 20.

It’s been a pleasure working with you.

May 25, 2012

Modern Dance, Canada Council News, Internet Gender and Summer Reading

Four disparate things, but I figure it’s Friday so it might be nice to graze.

From the Huff Post – What the Heck Is Modern Dance? – a question many have asked and I think this article is a good answer. “Sometimes it would seem audiences are afraid of modern dance because it’s not evident what it’s about, or what you’re supposed to get walking away from it.”

A week after Compass changes (four deadlines a year to two) the Canada Council Flying Squad is doing some reviewing of  its own.
I tweeted this yesterday:
OAC Compass deadlines down to two from four, now Canada Council Flying Squad Oct. deadline “on hold for program evaluation.” hmmm…

and a colleague responded:
@sueedworthy Result of flat-lined funding for the Councils. Will be same $$ for 6 years for most companies which means 15% behind inflation.

If that’s the case, I liked the phrasing in the press release: “With our financial situation stable for the next three years, we can move forward with this review as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure our programs continue to be relevant, cost-effective and responsive to the changing needs of the community.”

New book in the Summer Reading Section!

And finally – infographics! If you’re segmenting your marketing efforts in a boy-girl-boy kind of way,  this is kind of neat.  From informationisbeautiful.net.

March 30, 2012

Federal and Provincial Budgets – What do they mean for the arts?

 

In my inbox from the Toronto Arts Foundation.

 

Federal and Provincial Budgets – What do they mean for the arts?
Artists and arts organizations will be relieved to learn that the federal and provincial governments have both protected the arts councils from cuts to their granting programs.  The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation will not sustain budget cuts despite broad based reductions in other areas.
The full impact of the government budgets will be determined over the next few months.  It is clear that reduced investment in the culture sector will have a ripple effect   Major items are listed below:

2012 Federal Budget Arts Highlights:

There will be no cuts to the Canada Council for the Arts.

The CBC has been cut by 10% ($115 million) over three years.

The Department of Canadian Heritage’s operating base of $2.8 billion has been cut by 6.9%.

In addition to the Canada Council, the National Gallery and national museums will not face budget cuts.

Telefilm’s budget is being cut by $10.6 million and the National Film Board is being cut by $6.7 million.

2012 Provincial Budget Arts Highlights:

There will be no cuts to the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Luminato’s funding from the Ontario government will be cut by $1.5 million for 2012-13 and $2 million for 2013-14

The operating budgets of Ontario’s Cultural Agencies including the AGO, ROM and McMichael Canadian Arts Collection will be cut by 1% for 2012-13 and an additional 1% for 2013-14 and thereafter.

Cultural industry Tax Credits will be maintained.

For additional information contact: Susan Wright 416-392-6802 x 211 susan@torontoartscouncil.org.

 

 

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