TimeEventDescriptionLocationModeratorPanelists
9:00amDoors OpenCheck in & RegistrationSugar Hall AAlexis Da Silva-Powell
9:30amWelcomeOpening RemarksSugar Hall B- Régine Cadet
- Jacoba Knaapen
9:40am - 10:15amKeynote SpeakerSugar Hall BMel Hague
10:15am - 10:25amBREAKTea, coffee, water and fruit available Sugar Hall A
10:25am - 11:15amSPEED IDEAtingAn opportunity for creative minds to meet, share, and learn from others in the arts community through speedy 2 minute discussions.Sugar Hall CKelly Straughan
11:15am - 11:25BREAKTea, coffee and water available Sugar Hall A
11:25am - 12:20pmContracts Are Not Your EnemyIn this session, we review the types of contracts you will encounter and why you
should use them. Renting a venue? Working with artists of all kinds?
Co-producing? We will cover some pitfalls and red flags to be aware of
and talk about how to work with union and association contracts.
Sugar Hall B- Beth Brown
- Gail Packwood
12:30pm - 1:00pmLUNCH - KeynoteSugar Hall ATim Jones
1:15pm - 2:15pmDemystifying Working Models: Navigating Relationships Between Indie Artists & Performing Arts InstitutionsAre you and/or your company at a place in your career to collaborate with larger organizations? In this session, presenters provide insight into their working models that best support independent companies. Hear from programmers at the City of Toronto and Canadian Stage, and receive insight from lemonTree creations and Why Not Theatre about how partnerships, residencies, creation units, and presentation series can help you collaborate with larger organizations.Sugar Hall BChris Reynolds- Jenn Goodwin
- Brendan Healy
- Indrit Kasapi
- Kelly Read
DIY-not?Do you have a space? Did you have a space? Do you wanna have a space? From rental agreements, to bank loans to applying for charitable status, this panel focuses on successes, failures and hardships of running a space in a congested and costly city.Sugar Hall CBri Proke- Luis Fernandes
- Sedina Fiati
- Andrew Gaboury
2:15pm - 2:30pmBREAKTea, coffee, water and snacks available Sugar Hall A
2:30pm - 3:30pmRisky Art, Safe Space How do we make safe spaces? How can we ensure we can take risks in rehearsal rooms, without posing risk to those working in the room? How can we feel both empowered and vulnerable? This panel explores methods of best practice, shares stories of positive rehearsal experience, and offers ideas as to how we can support each other in making great art. We focus on how to achieve nurturing work environments, at all levels. Sugar Hall BThalia Gonzalez Kane- Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster
- Marcia Johnson
Theatre Practice in an age of Global Climate CrisisThis facilitated roundtable discussion will tackle some burning questions inherent to theatre production surviving in a warming world. What does sustainability mean to you? What methods can artists employ in the practice of artmaking to reduce waste, resource consumption and carbon footprint? Triga Collective will discuss sustainable design questions and brainstorm ideas with participants on how to creatively combat climate change within the theatre industry. Audience participation will be encouraged.Sugar Hall CScott DermodyTriga: Shannon Lea Doyle, Alexandra Lord and Michelle Tracey
3:30pm - 3:45pmBREAKTea, coffee, water and snacks availableSugar Hall A
3:45pm - 4:45pmOpen Space/Wrap UpThe perfect opportunity to post questions on topics that interest you!Sugar Hall B
4:45pm - 5:00pmArtscape Daniels Launchpad Facility Tour (Optional)

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