A range of voices, approaches, and ideas are necessary to advance a robust agenda for change. The Foundation contributes to public policy and sector leadership through its support for original research and new thinking. In this section, you will find Metcalf Innovation Fellowship reports and a wide variety of publications, videos, and other work the Foundation has commissioned or produced in partnership with others.


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Staging Change 2020 Round 2 Introductory Webinar
This 90 minute introductory webinar took place on September 16, 2020. It introduced the participants to adaptive change, the foundational set of principles that underpin the Staging Change initiative and to Staging Change as a whole. The September 16 webinar was open to all professional performing arts organizations in the City of Toronto who work in dance, theatre, opera, and music as well as in the spaces between and among these disciplines.
2020 Toronto Sector Skills Academy Information Webinar Recording
2019 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize Winners
Playwright Sunny Drake, Composer Alice Ping Yee Ho, Composer James Rolfe, Multidisciplinary Artist Santee Smith and World Music Performer and Composer Maryem Tollar discuss their art and what winning the prize means to them.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin with five Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize winners
Joining The Agenda are the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize winners, playwright and theatre creator Sunny Drake; composer and classical pianist Alice Ping Yee Ho; composer James Rolfe; multidisciplinary artist Santee Smith; and world music performer and composer Maryem Tollar.
Maryem Tollar
World music performer and composer Maryem Hassan Tollar is one of five Metcalf Foundation Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize winners. She has performed, composed, and worked with artists across a variety of musical traditions and disciplinary genres nationally and internationally in English, French and Arabic.
Sunny Drake
Playwright and theatre creator Sunny Drake talks about why he makes theatre.
Santee Smith
James Rolfe
Alice Ping Yee Ho
Composer and acclaimed classical pianist Alice Ping Yee Ho is one of five winners of the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes. She effortlessly crosses and references many musical genres and is known for her distinctly individual style.
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