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This monthly webinar series in 2022 continued to provide a community forum, following the format of our previous Re-Opening the Arts series in the fall of 2021. We heard from guest arts leaders who were tackling timely and shared arts-related challenges, then opened the floor to create space for questions, conversations and success sharing from the community.
JS Ryu, National accessARTS Centre, discusses the specific needs of the disabled population the Centre serves, and the difficulty in weighing information to make decisions.
Marc Stevens, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, talks about creating a common policy in Arts Commons, and the factors that differentiate each resident company.
Rohit Chokhani, Alberta Theatre Projects, shares ATP's process for looking at the protocols around their next production and how they are planning for the 2022-2023 season.
WEBINAR #2 : MOVING INTO THE POST-RESTRICTION WORLD
MARCH 9 @ 1:00 PM
As of March 1, provincial mandates regarding masks and capacity limits have been dropped. What does this mean for the arts and arts venues? Should places continue to ask for vaccinations? What are patrons expecting? How do the artists feel? The webinar also features an update from Global Public Affairs government relations firm about federal programs and supports for the arts, and what might be coming our way.
This arts community conversation is around holding, cancelling, or postponing your events. In the absence of mandated policies or guideline, it is difficult for arts presenters and producers to know what to, and we discuss all the elements to consider when making these decisions. Global Public Affairs also have an update on Federal supports and programs.
Alex Sarian, Arts Commons, shares his perspective on safety and events as a venue for multiple organizations of varying sizes and disciplines.
Johanne Deleeuw, One Yellow Rabbit, talks about the difficult conversations and consideration in light of Omicron that led to the decision to cancel the High Performance Rodeo.
Franca Gaultieri, Chinook Blast, discusses the implications of holding the city-wide winter festival without the Rodeo, and how other factors had to change and adjust to the covid situation.
Sol Zia, Calgary Hotels Association, shares successful collaborations with the film and sports industries, where hotels were able to help bubble people and maintain a safe environment to continue with programming.
WEBINAR #1 : CANCEL, POSTPONE, OR CARRY ON?
JANUARY 24 @ 1:00 PM
Re-Opening the Arts
A monthly webinar series held in the fall of 2021 that discussed relevant and timely issued being faced by the Alberta Arts Community regarding how to reopen and re-engage with stakeholders and rebuilding after the pandemic. This monthly webinar series provided a community forum where we heard from guest arts leaders who were tackling these challenges, then opened the floor to create space for questions, conversations, and success sharing.
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NOVEMBER 18 @ 1:30PM
Rose Brow, Vertigo Theatre, will walk us through how they have set their sales projections and created budgets amid this ever-changing environment.
Nicole Pemberton, Sound Kreations and Footprint Dance Project, will give us insights into how in-school programs have changed and what this looks like moving forward.
Kim Griffin, Stone-Olafson, will present the latest findings in their on-going research into audience attitudes and confidence in attending the arts this fall.
Held on November 18 at 1:30pm, the third webinar in our series tackles several current issues of the Covid-19 context on the arts. These issues include budgets and sales projections, school programs in-school and on-site, and the latest audience research on patron confidence and expectations around returning to live arts events amid the ongoing threat of Covid-19.
DECEMBER 21 @ 1:00 PM
This is a discussion around other, less traditional sources of revenue. We look at endowments, how they can be set up, and the kind of annual revenue they can generate; online revenue-generating programming that can last beyond the pandemic; and how merchandise might help close the gap left by partial-capacity halls and smaller ticket sales.
Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest, will share her organization's journey into online programming, and where it fits in to their mission post-pandemic.
Su Ying Strang, The New Gallery, will talk about how the gallery set up an endowment fund through the Calgary Foundation to create dependable annual revenue.
Courtney Ilie, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, will explain how and when the CPO decided to sell merchandise, and the impact it has had on their bottom line.
Paul Muir, Executive Director of Rosebud Theatre, will talk about implementing safety protocols and the REP outside of a major city centre. How was it received by patrons?
Kanika Anand, Assistant Curator at Contemporary Calgary, will discuss how Covid-19 has affected operations at the arts gallery. What changes have they had to consider to invite visitors back?
Kim Stadelmann, Associate Executive Director at the Citadel Theatre, will share their experiences with patrons and programs since they began presenting live theatre in August.
Leslie Biles, VP, Operations, Venue and Event Management from Arts Commons, will explain how and why they developed a common approach to Covid-19 safety expectations throughout the facility and resident companies. What lessons might apply to the sector?
OCTOBER 28 @ 12:30PM
Do you feel like you are navigating brand new territory all on your own as you produce live art experiences?
In the 2nd webinar of our series, host Simon Mallett (Rozsa Foundation) and guests talk about the practical implementations of Covid-19 safety protocols and the Restriction Exemption Program.
SEPTEMBER 21 @ 2:30PM
Sara Leishman, Executive Director of the Folk Festival Society of Calgary: Folk Fest put on outdoor, large-scale, live arts experiences this past summer. What were the most important lessons they took away from that experience?
Janet Bwititi, Director of Marketing & Sales at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: The CPO just kicked off their 2021-22 season with a socially distanced concert for frontline workers. How will that experience shape future performances this season?
Maya Choldin, Executive Director of Theatre Calgary: Theatre Calgary's 2021-22 season kicks off in October, what programming and logistic considerations went into their planning to return to live theatre?
This monthly webinar series will provide a community forum throughout the fall. We will hear from guest arts leaders who are tackling these challenges, then open the floor to create space for questions, conversations and success sharing. What programming considerations are being made? What's being communicated to audiences? What's being done in venues to ensure safety? How do masks and vaccines impact plans and policies? How can we learn from each other as we navigate this shifting new reality?