These free sessions for the arts and culture sector will address topics related to supporting through and recovering from the effects of COVID-19.
Recent weeks have been particularly difficult for members of the arts and culture sector, and GVPTA has been working to explore ways that we can help the community to navigate through and beyond the current situation.
GVPTA is pleased to invite arts workers and artists from all disciplines and all across the country to tune into a new webinar series we're calling Working Through This. These free sessions for the arts and culture sector will address topics related to supporting through and recovering from the effects of COVID-19.
We've announced the first two sessions in the series below. Click the links in the descriptions below to register for these Zoom sessions.
Stay tuned for announcements of further Working Through This webinars shortly.
Thursday, April 2, 11:00am–12:00pm
Artists and cultural workers are currently facing many uncertainties as a result of COVID-19. Many are navigating legal issues surrounding human resources, landlord/tenant negotiations, commercial tenancy, artist contracts, force majeure clauses, and more.
Lawyer Martha Rans, Legal Director of the Artists' Legal Outreach in Vancouver will address current pressing legal issues of importance to the arts and cultural sector, covering discussion points driven by the questions that you provide in the online registration form.
This webinar is presented in partnership with the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society.
Friday, April 3, 1:00pm–2:00pm
We invite artists and arts workers of all disciplines to attend this presentation about building resilience and cultivating community connections even during times of physical isolation.
Jacky A. Yenga - aka Jacky Essombe - is the founder of the Spirit of the Village. She is a performer, TEDx speaker and best-selling author, and teaches how to use the power of community to grow and develop a sacred bond with Rhythm while experiencing authentic joy, fulfillment and belonging. She brings the healing message of her African ancestors through wisdom teachings, songs, stories, music, and dances from her village in Cameroon and beyond.