9 – 9:30 – Doors open and Registration
9:30 – 10:00 – Welcome and Introductions
10:00 – 11:00 – Keynote Address
Diane Davy - Work In Culture, Executive Director
15 MINUTE BREAK
11:15 – 12:15 – Session One
Panel - The Arts in Public Spaces
Alok Sharma - City of Toronto Special Events
Tina Chu - Art Gallery of Mississauga, Engagement Officer
Claire Hopkinson - Toronto Arts Council, Director and CEO
Workshop - Old Buildings, New Uses
Catherine Campbell - City of Toronto, Montgomery's Inn
1:45 – 2:45 – Session Two
Panel - Digital Landscapes
Ryan Dodge - Royal Ontario Museum, Social Media Coordinator
Roxane Shaughnessy - Textile Museum of Canada,
Curator, Collections and Access
John Dalrymple - Canada's National Ballet School, Director of
Workshop - Building Better Relationships with Funders
T. Anne Frost - Young Associates
15 MINUTE BREAK
3:00 – 4:00 – Session Three
Panel - Innovative Arts Programming
Tina Rasmussen - Harbourfront Centre, Director, Performing Arts Alex Dault - Single Thread Theatre Co.
Jonathan Langley - Single Thread Theatre Co.
Workshop - Connecting Diverse Communities
Cathy Molloy - Markham Museum, Director
4:00 – 5:00 – Closing Remarks and Raffle
Panel Discussion | The Arts in Public Spaces
This panel will focus on how art takes over and transforms city streets, squares, parks and other public places. This panel will look at the impact events such as these can have on the community, and the behind the scenes logistics of mounting them.
Workshop Session | Old Buildings, New Uses
Heritage institutions preserve the past, but they have a role to play in the present. This workshop will focus on learning the strategies and tools needed to turn museums and cultural institutions into true community spaces.
Panel Discussion | Digital Landscapes
Online and digital projects increasingly represent a huge opportunity in this sector to achieve greater accessibility and reach new audiences. This panel will discuss the multiple ways in which cultural institutions can expand through digital initiatives.
Workshop Session | Building Better Relationships with Funders
This workshop will focus on developing the skills needed to implement best practices and create mutually meaningful relationships with a variety of funding sources.
Panel Discussion | Innovative Arts Programming
This panel will look at the ways that arts, culture and heritage institutions can go beyond the traditional and think outside the box, creating fresh and vibrant new programming to reach new audiences.
Workshop Session | Connecting Diverse Communities
This workshop will develop ideas, tactics and strategies that cultural institutions can use to establish themselves in increasingly diverse communities.
NOTE: In each session, workshops run concurrently with panel discussions. Delegates are encouraged to pre-register for workshops of interest as seats are limited. Panel discussions are open to all.