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11Jan 19

Rooted in Urgency

Green Light Arts By Matt White, Artistic Producer Carin Lowerison and I started Green Light Arts five years ago because we wanted to take what we are good at, theatre, and use it to ignite positive social change in communities. You could say the impetus behind starting Green Light Arts…

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02Jan 19

Now is the Time to Add Social Media to Your Arts Advocacy Toolkit!

As technology continues to advance rapidly, changing the way our society communicates, it is vital for arts organizations to invest in building greater digital literacy, infrastructure and capacity. The emergence of social media has significantly impacted how we share information and motivate our patrons and elected officials alike. As citizens…

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18Dec 18

Advocacy for Beginners

Two years ago, I set a small advocacy goal for Vertigo Theatre: 3 people, 3 meetings, 3 messages. We committed to meet with members of City Council, the Provincial Legislative Assembly, and Parliament. The point of this advocacy experiment was to tell Vertigo’s story, and participate in conversations that could…

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14Dec 18

Staying Open to Possibilities

Eastern Front Theatre By Sam Rosenthal, Artistic Producer How is your practice different from the perceived norm? In my rehearsal hall I always ensure to hire an intimacy director. This is my standard practice. As I'm writing this, we just opened Kamp, a very challenging piece on homosexual men in…

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12Dec 18

Accommodations & Accessibility in the Workplace

In theatre, we often think about (or should be thinking about) how we can make our spaces as accessible as possible for our audiences. However, what can be missed is making the workplace accessible for our staff. Our staff should be as diverse as our audience. If we are going…

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