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Open Door

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Open Door

Wednesday, May 18th, from 4pm to 5:30pm ET

With Isaac Thomas (Native Earth Performing Arts, Belfry Theatre), Michael Sinclair (Obsidian Theatre), Melissa Tsang (Urban Ink), Breanne Harmon (Green Thumb Theatre), Linnea Perry (Pacific Theatre), Naz Afsahi (Nightwood Theatre), & Boomer Stacey (PACT).

May 18th, 2022 OPEN DOOR: Reimagining the Standard

For our final Open Door Session on May 18th at 4pm/ET, we will close our meetings for the summer by reframing key takeaways from our past sessions, and reimagining what a future in the arts industry will look like for the incoming generation of arts workers. Focused on building actionable items for any stage in one’s career, our May meeting will feature a series of choose-your-own breakout rooms to encourage open conversation and sharing of information, networks, and resources among small groups.


Open Door is an initiative that offers the growing community of IBPOC arts administrators and managers a virtual space for building connections, awareness, and learning exchange through informal monthly gatherings.

Created by a collective of arts leaders from across Canada, Open Door is an opportunity for aspiring, emerging, and established IBPOC administrators to come together to share ideas, concerns, challenges, support and solidarity. Participation is free and open to all interested and aspiring IBPOC administrators.

These virtual meetings will provide a safe and encouraging space for skill development exchange, networking, and expanding social capital. In alignment with our Open Door Community Agreement and value of inclusion, while Open Door centers IBPOC administrators, other self-identifying equity-seeking administrators are also welcome to attend.

Open Door was created by a working group partnership of experienced IBPOC arts leaders and organizations from across Canada, with the support of Native Earth Performing Arts, Obsidian Theatre Company, Urban Ink, Green Thumb Theatre, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), Pacific Theatre, The Theatre Centre, and Nightwood Theatre. Open Door is a pilot initiative that launched February 2022, and will inform the framework for a collaborative learning exchange initiative, Rising Tides (coming May 2022).




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