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  • 21
    May

    International Exchange: Making Connections at IETM

    By Christian Barry
    Hawksley Workman in THE GOD THAT COMES, a production of 2b theatre. Photo: Trudie Lee

    On April 23-26, 2015, with the support of the Canada Council, Christian Barry, artistic co-director of 2b theatre company. attended the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts’ (IETM) spring plenary in Bergamo, Italy. This networking event attracts 500 member organizations from about 50 countries, and from some of the world’s most significant performing arts companies, presenting theatres, producers, festivals, research and resource centres, and supporting in...

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  • 14
    May

    International Exchange: Lessons Learned on ISPA Program

    By Dani Fecko
    Dani Fecko (in yellow dress), with by fellow arts professionals from around the world at the ISPA Congress in Bogota in April 2014

    Mid-career arts manager Dani Fecko is completing the last phase of a 3-year international program (2012-15) that gave her the opportunity to meet and be mentored by fellow performing arts professionals from around the world. The Legacy Program is offered by the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts. On May 25-30, 2015 she will be at the ISPA Congress in Copenhagen. Before leaving she agreed to answer a few questions a...

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  • 12
    May

    International Exchange: Top 17 Lessons Learned at IETM

    By Nicole Mion
    Nicole Mion

    On April 23-26, 2015, I had the chance to attend the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts’ (IETM) spring plenary in Bergamo, Italy. This is Europe’s uber-arts-think-tank and networking-on-steroids-gathering. It attracts 500 member organizations from about 50 countries, and from some of the world’s most significant performing arts companies, presenting theatres, producers, festivals, research and resource centres, and supporting institutions. The theme of ...

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  • 7
    May

    Behind the Lens: The making of the Rafael Lozano-Hemmer video

    By Alliah Fafin
    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

    Imagine the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of a local production centre – with full creative control over your work. That was the assignment recently given to group of independent film directors. The result: Insightful, often inspiring, always creative video portraits of the 8 winners of the 2015 Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Awards. 2015 marks the third year of this video project &...

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  • 30
    Apr

    Behind the Lens: The making of the Robert Houle video

    By Derreck Roemer
    Photo: Canada Council for the Arts / Derreck Roemer

    Imagine the opportunity to create a short film about a key figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of a local production centre – with full creative control over your work. That was the assignment recently given to group of independent film directors. The result: Insightful, often inspiring, always creative video portraits of the 8 winners of the 2015 Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Awards. 2015 marks the third year of this video project –...

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  • 27
    Apr

    Art is Serious Business: Part 3 (Jobs and GDP)

    By Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q.
    Art is Serious Business: jobs/GDP

    Part 3 of a 3-part series on Art is Serious Business On May 4, I will have the pleasure to give a public, web-streamed lecture as part of MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program. I’m always energized by meeting students looking to build a career in the arts. After all, the arts workforce is a diverse and creative sector that I believe has exciting potential in helping to shape the future of the arts and Canada itself. I saw this in my 30 years’ expe...

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