- At the Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities a month ago, participants talked about how rural arts gave them “space to create”; over a year ago, Travis Bedard wrote about how his community of Austin, Texas was “a maker town” where theatre research and development could take place without the burden of community memory of established urban theatre centres. With both of those ideas in mind, it was fascinating to read this week’s #CdnCultTimes on the SpiderWebShow in which artists talk about leaving urban centres while continuing artistic practice.
- Melissa Hillman reflects on #YesAllWomen and “our role in this as artists” on Bitter Gertrude
- From TCG Circle: In Ancient Greek theatre, masks helped to carry actors’ voice to the back of the amphitheatre. “The line between the technological and artistic benefits of masks is so blurred that we tend to forget they served a practical purpose at all.” Do we think about today’s theatre technology in real time?
- ArtsVote Watch: Hamilton ArtsVote launched on Wednesday, June 4 – stay in touch via their Facebook group
- WorkInCulture has released the results of their research project "Labour Market Insights in Ontario’s Cultural Industries", focusing on the key topics of recruitment practices, salaries, non-salary benefits, growth and recent hires, and succession planning
|Gary Crawford, Toronto City Councillor and David S. Craig,|
winner of the 2014 Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award from
the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts
- Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2013-2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts; to Meredith Potter, awarded the 2014 Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award; to Karyn McCallum, awarded the 2014 Pauline McGibbon Award; and to David S. Craig, awarded the 2014 Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award. David is a past Theatre Ontario Board member, a past member of our Youth Theatre Training Program jury, and just last month was our Playwright-in-Person at Theatre Ontario Festival in Sarnia.
- Congratulations to all of the finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation awards, including Children’s Peace Theatre (a past recipient of a Youth Theatre Training Program grant) and Philip Akin (a past Youth Theatre Training Program juror)