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- #CdnCultTimes from the SpiderWebShow explored three recent reports of “real importance to live performance in Canada”, with the goal of opening up discussion in the wider community. Michael Wheeler reflects on shared charitable platforms, Sara Meurling looks at what we can (and can’t) learn from available data, and Brendan McMurtry-Howlett reflects on the Equity in Theatre Report and Symposium.
- Ken Stephen is a long-time supporter of Theatre Ontario, a past member of our Board of Directors, and a regular attendee of Festival. He was in Oshawa, and shared his reflections and critiques of what he saw on the Festival stages. The opinions are entirely his, and not Theatre Ontario’s.
- And looking at data analysis: Createquity found that it’s more than just the price of admission that’s keeping poor and less-educated adults away from arts events.
- The headline of this HowlRound piece is a bit confrontational and misleading, but it explores a complex question: what are artist’s responsibilities when presenting something offensive.
- A recent analysis of audience surveys showed that the venue is more likely to influence repeat attendance rather than the performance itself.
- Ontario’s “Protecting Child Performers Act” has received royal assent and will come into effect February 5, 2016. The legislation covers both the live and the recorded professional entertainment industries and contains provisions to protect a portion of minors’ income, ensure their education is not compromised, guarantees parental supervision, age-appropriate hours of work and breaks, and health and safety measures.
- ArtsBuild Ontario has launched their Energize Microloan Fund for the Arts, providing small loans for the purpose of funding projects that could reduce energy consumption, or towards plans, reports or audits needed to qualify for/or understand the energy efficiency of their buildings.