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On Rebuilding Better: The Rational and the Radical

Atlantic Presenters Association

On Rebuilding Better: The Rational and the Radical

by Atlantic Presenters Association
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Rebuilding better has become something of a mantra as COVID-19 vaccinations rise, and pandemic restrictions ease.

But better how? What are the changes we need to make and want to make, so that our venues and our communities are better for everyone? Federally some agenda has been set:

“Art, now more than ever (Strategic Plan 2021-2026) – Our overarching objective for the next five years: the emergence of a firmly supported, recognized, resilient, accessible, equitable, and inclusive sector.” Canada Council for the Arts, April 2021

“Performing arts, festivals and events, music venues and arts organizations […] recovery of these sectors will play an integral role in the economic and social recovery across Canada.” Canadian Heritage, May 2021

This session weaves a coherent narrative from the many important rebuilding strands competing for our attention. From the tenuous financial situation in the arts to the drive toward digital transformation, from rebuilding organizational capacity to re-engaging audiences, from innovative social development practices to equity, diversity and inclusion, from mental health to rates of pay and artists fees, from climate change to the role of touring in our national story: what are the social responsibilities of presenting organizations as we get ready to re-open fully.

Inga will break down these themes in practical terms grounded in the economic, demographic and social dynamics of Atlantic Canada. Basic questions like who do we program and who do we program for will be examined in light of a renewed awareness that we can and must do better to fully reflect our communities.

Together we will consider the implications, future directions and social responsibilities for volunteer arts organizations and professional presenting organizations in cities and small communities. Participants will have time to reflect on their own situation and contribute their experiences and ideas to this vital conversation.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
2 to 3:30 pm Atlantic
Presenter: Inga Petri, Strategic Moves

Inga Petri, Workshop leader

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1005 Main St., Moncton, NB


Crowne Plaza

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Face-to-face Workshop

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