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

“Arts Without Permission” or Seven Tales from the Field: Notes on Bob Egan’s VIA Address at Salon #3

Something which he believes does not happen to many people, Bob Egan undertook a dramatic career and lifestyle change in midlife. He “lived out his dreams being on the road” as a musician with Blue Rodeo, but recently retired from playing to work as Manager of Community Connections and Development at the Kitchener Public Library and… Continue reading “Arts Without Permission” or Seven Tales from the Field: Notes on Bob Egan’s VIA Address at Salon #3

“Being Unrealistic” or Innovation Through Collective Imagination: Notes on Dr. Kathryn Carter’s Keynote at Salon #3

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The key point of Dr. Kathryn Carter’s talk is to implore us to “be unrealistic” when it comes to building a future for “Arts & Culture” in Brantford/Brant. By letting our imaginations flourish, we can build the sort of creative ecology that we want as artists: one that nurtures us to create and innovate, and… Continue reading “Being Unrealistic” or Innovation Through Collective Imagination: Notes on Dr. Kathryn Carter’s Keynote at Salon #3