Posts tagged ‘Ryerson’

September 3, 2013

Sunday Roundup on a Tuesday

Because it was Labour Day and back to school and hopefully we are all now in our places with bright shining faces – or at least not moaning too much about it.

here we go – last week! PS I also made my first ever batch of sauce from scratch without a recipe. Pics below to prove it.  This is not a recipe blog but I am pretty pleased.

So – an (un)conference?

What Is THE GAME, client PSAs and Who’s Using What

A Day That Will Live Forever.

We Are Closed Today but here’s a thought

Since we’re talking back to school, time to think about YOUR back to school, and if you’re thinking social media visit my Panels + Workshops page to find out about three different offerings I’ve got in September: 7 weeks at Ryerson/Chang School, 3 nights with DTRC/Artists Health Centre and a one full day at Humber. Looking forward to all of them, looking forward to seeing you there!

And I now give you – The Evolution – of Sauce. By Sue Edworthy.

SAuce Evolution!-page0001

 

April 14, 2013

Sunday Roundup – April 14

RMK1248SCS-595I took a proper weekend as the last one was spent at City Arts Funding Consultations and giving a workshop. Both excellent uses of a weekend, but sometimes you need a couple days of Netflix to wind down.

Quantifying the Qualifiable

Social Media Rockstars?

Rainy Friday

 

Tomorrow is the last class of CDAM 101 and it’s been a pleasure working with the participants these past seven weeks, they claim to have learned a lot and enjoyed the class and I can say the same thing about them. I wish them every success in their ventures and hope to keep hearing about what they’re doing in the arts and culture world. I hope I get to teach at Ryerson again, now that I know how it works (and have my teacher ID!) I’d like to go back.

My Arts Planning partner in crime Lisa spent some time last week looking for rehearsal spaces for There’s Always You – the Fringe show I’m producing – expect a blog post PSA this week on the good half-dozen places she found.

Here’s something wonderful for a Sunday from thisiscolosal.com. If you need a shot of colour right now, watch this.

This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this?

March 5, 2013

School is in Session + We’ve Got Video!

CCC_POSTCARD_FRONT-690x1024(no, not video of school. I mean really. But we do have videos.)

CDAM -101 started last night and marketing for the arts is in full swing. We’ve got a group of twenty students who run the artistic gamut from filmmakers to theatre artists to arts administrators to visual artists and they all seem to be quite bright and funny and excited to be there and I am really looking forward to it.

Then I came home and continued the paperwork. Anyone who knows me knows I am not a fan of paperwork (although this time is is the set up process and it is worth it.)

I am an official Ryerson instructor now, I am a member of CUPE Local 3904, Unit 2 and I have an ID and an email address and soon I will have a plastic card that gives me privileges to get in and out of rooms. It’s all quite exciting.

Videos for Tuesday!

We’ve got client videos, first of all a great little video interview with Chris Stanton who’s directed Laws of Motion, currently playing at the Jam Factory above Merchants of Green Coffee in Leslieville. I’m going tonight to see it, and you should check it out as well – stellar review from Mooney on Theatre. Sidebar laugh – Chris and I have never worked together in all the time we’ve travelled in the same theatre world circles, and suddenly WHAM! We’re one three shows together in five weeks.

Next video – promo shot for fu-GEN’s Ching Chong Chinaman which is a fantastic little piece. Saying the phrase “Ching Chong Chinaman” is guaranteed to get you an odd look, not including the one on your own face. Watch and see.

LAWS OF MOTION

CHING CHONG CHINAMAN

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.

 

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