Monthly Archives: March 2012

Get Smart

Important upcoming learning opportunities: Tuesday March 27, 9:30 – 1:30 at CSI 215 Spadina. PAEO Roundtable Sharing Best Practices/Learning From Each Other presented by Creative Trust and PAONE. An essential opportunity for arts leaders and educators to begin implementing recommendations of the Performing Arts Education Overview. To RSVP: Send your name, job title, name of […]

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You open the door

by Jini Stolk Ottawa is beginning some exciting diversity initiatives spearheaded by Charles Smith of CPAMO (Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Ontario) – including, for those who remember it, a newcomer artist jam on April 16th reminiscent of TTA/TAPA’s old Loon Café. I’ve recently been inspired by Adam Thurman’s passionate and provoking post in Mission […]

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Bright Spots and Organizational Change

by Jini Stolk Those of us trying to make sense of the Vancouver Playhouse’s abrupt closing on the eve of its 50th anniversary may find some answers in this WolfBrown post excerpt by Jane Culbert. How do some organizations thrive in difficult times? Last year, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation commissioned a study of a […]

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Broadway Green Alliance alliance

by Jini Stolk Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Charlie Deull (Co-Chair) and Rebekah Sale (Coordinator) of the Broadway Green Alliance. I learned a lot about how the Alliance works, shared information about Creative Trust’s Energy Conservation Audits Report – and began what I hope will be an ongoing collaboration and information […]

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Crowd sourcing for fun and profit

by Jini Stolk I’ve been noticing that more and more Toronto companies are giving crowd resourcing a try. Alan Brown wrote a piece in WolfBrown: On Our Minds about the potential of web-based technologies to drive new approaches to fundraising. His examples were fascinating. The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan’s one-day Community Foundation Challenge-Arts and […]

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Organizing for action: Performing Arts Education constellations

by Jini Stolk The first PAEO Roundtable on January 31 was an extraordinary opportunity to create an action plan to strengthen our arts education networks, improve collaboration and sharing, learn together, and communicate more effectively. The participants – which included arts education specialists, artistic and managing directors, and service organization leaders – developed clear goals […]

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Some great social media and technology resources

by Jini Stolk Whether you’re a technophile and social media maven or not, there are a wealth of terrific resources to help you stay current. Although the organizations below are not specifically arts-focused, their events and materials are some of the best: Toronto Net Tuesday (a project of TechSoup Canada) offers meet ups on a […]

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A recurring chrysalis

by Jini Stolk With the opening of The Citadel, the coming launch of the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, and the Theatre Centre’s projected September groundbreaking, we have to think seriously about the need to guard the ongoing health of each newly-housed company – as diligently as we’ve supported their construction projects. Andrew Taylor […]

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