February 3, 2013
And with that, it’s February.
Plays and tots and language and acronyms
Who Are Your A Clients?
A Night of Celebration and How to Hail A Cab
It was a really – thick – week of art last week. I started it by going to the reading of Brad Fraser’s new play Kill Me Now and still haven’t quite found the right words to explain it, so I’m stealing Martin Julien’s: Tonight’s reading of Brad Fraser‘s new play KILL ME NOW restored to me some faith in the power of the traditionally well-made realist drama. Brad does this by placing important and contradictory human issues and impulses on an accessible stage and demands that they be visible as part of our public discourse, not just as pathologised and politicized talking points, but as moving, flesh-and-blood provocations. Bravo.
Thursday was the opening of Kardionic – absolutely wonderful work. An amazing split between a very organic free flowing feeling and a much more precise, “scientific” look. Like two shows in one. go and see.
Friday – grant grants grants. It may be words and budgets, but it’s still art.
In between all this we managed to create a new page called current clients that will list everything about shows I’m working on all in one spot, for my sake as well as yours. It will go up this week. Also made a fun little page/slideshow called twitter-monials. I figure if folks are kudo-ing you on twitter, might as well put them all in one spot and use it. I also think it’s a good way to keep the social in social media and share back some info about the tweeting folks.
Absolutely fun day with Dahlia Katz yesterday with new headshots and Nina Simone. I was there longer than I anticipated, so I didn’t make it to Totsapalooza, but based on this photo, I don’t know there was room for a latecomer. Congrats one and all.
Little bit of Nina for your morning coffee or tea.
January 27, 2013
And there goes January.
Before I forget, a reminder to all working towards that Toronto Arts Council February 1 deadline that grant apps need to go to their new place of residence at Toronto Arts Council 200-26 Grand Trunk Crescent Toronto, ON M5J 3A9.
You see where my mind is at these days. Don’t forget the Ontario Arts Council February 1 deadline as well.
Last week? Last week.
Documenting Your Show – the incomparable Dahlia Katz explains why show photograph is wildly important
Three Articles on Social Media. Two Artists Doing it Right
A Room Full of Participants
I mentioned last week I’d be tag-team teaching a course at Ryerson – the Chang School, to be precise – here are the details – I’m doing CDAM 101 Communication and Promotion for the Arts.
Totsapalooza is in less than a week and I’m sensing a sold out event. Small Print Toronto does amazing work in the realm of kid-lit, and this one is no exception, with the talents of Oliver Jeffers being a major part of the day.
January 20, 2013
Busy week of work and meetings and rehearsal hall and celebrations. What’s up?
Why This Holiday Card is Awesome – go look. it really is.
Totsapalooza is Turning Five! – most read post last week! Hope we’ll see you there!
b[ART]er workshop last night and upcoming teachings
Dogs and Mailmen, Grandma and The Bank flip the problem to find the solution.
Bit of a celebration last night with Friends of the Arts, to toast the funding coming towards arts and culture.
The city’s executive committee has already overwhelmingly endorsed a motion by Councillor Gary Crawford to release $6 million of billboard loot and use it to increase the 2013 budget for the city’s cultural operation from $47.6 million.
Under Crawford’s plan, another $17 million would be phased in gradually over the next four years until Toronto reaches its oft-stated goal of increasing its per capita spending on the arts from $18.30 to $25.
Congratulations to all on a heck of a lot of work and a long haul.
February 27, 2012
It’s absolutely Monday around here, I have two grants I need to get under my belt (March 1 deadline) so I can do the 12 hour Arts Marathon with impunity. I’d like to point out that today the day I’m inside writing is a gorgeous day out, and that weather for Marathon Day is looking rainy and weird. I am Canadian. I will be prepared for anything, anytime.
Reminder to my Equity Friends – you have an important meeting tonight.
Reminder to me – I have a Board meeting tonight, so two grants and a scope of work for a social media plan had best be done by then.
I mentioned yesterday I was at Totsapalooza: Mouse City Calling. What a great event. We all know my child to recovery time ratio is 1:1.5 – but so much fun – bands and story telling and a fantastic city built by smalls, presided over by Mayor Adam Vaughan. Pics below is my usual not so great blackberry phone documentary style. I call it Gist Style – you get the gist of it.
Congratulations Small Print Toronto.