- The Canadian Conference for the Arts is closing its doors. Alain Pineau, National Director, blogs about what this means.
- The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) has published the “TAPA Stats Report Phase III” measuring data from the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons in Toronto theatre, opera, and dance. Over 2.3 million tickets were sold by TAPA members during the final season of the study. The report also highlights the growth of student audiences, and an increase in total number of subscription sales—but with a decline in subscription revenue that reflects both the benefits and consequences of providing increased flexibility to subscribers.
- J. Kelly Nestruck writes in the Globe & Mail about collaboration between independent musicians and independent theatre, and how the trend is extending to major national cultural institutions like the Stratford Festival.
- Lighting designer Robert Thomson won the final Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, and named Jason Hand and Raha Javanfar as his protégé prize recipients.
- Catherine Banks and Playwrights Canada Press won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for It Is Solved By Walking.
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