Shared Voice and an Empowered Arts & Culture Community: Reflections on Arts Ecology Salon #4

The diversity and creativity in the Arts & Culture community always amazes me. Unique and specialized skills combine with visionary ideas of what hasn’t yet been “done” and new spins on old favourites for stories we just can’t get enough of. Personally, I have participated in musical performances from opera to community choir, staged theatre… Continue reading Shared Voice and an Empowered Arts & Culture Community: Reflections on Arts Ecology Salon #4

Stretching the Community Theatre Envelope

Community Theatre, as the name would suggest, is about community. A gathering of kindred spirits who thrive on the high-octane thrill of putting on a show. Community Theatre is a stir fry recipe of enthusiastic people who volunteer their time to act, direct, write, help back stage or push buttons on a sound or lighting… Continue reading Stretching the Community Theatre Envelope

On Co-existence and Collaboration: Arts and Economy in Ontario

It is no secret that the cultural industries sector greatly contributes to the vibrancy and economy of our communities. In Ontario the direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $27.7 billion in Ontario in 2014, which represents 4.1% of provincial GDP; a figure which is ten times larger than the sports estimate. Evidence demonstrates that… Continue reading On Co-existence and Collaboration: Arts and Economy in Ontario