On Wednesday October 10, members of Toronto’s performing arts community gathered at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse for a public sharing and reception of the remarkable work of the 2015 CrSI cohort. Leaders from The Company Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, b current performing arts co., and Soundstreams Canada presented the results of their three-year initiatives into exploring new or alternative sources of revenue.
Members of the performing arts community arrive at the Ontario Heritage Trust’s beautiful Enoch Turner Schoolhouse.
Guests congregate in the West Hall.
CrSI 2015 Support Lead Cathy Smalley outlines three emerging themes shared across the initiatives.
The Company Theatre’s Philip Riccio gives a case study in the creation of the online magazine Intermission.
B Current Performing Arts’ Catherine Hernandez outlines how it wasn’t until year three that revenue began to come in.
Audience members learn from the presenters’ knowledge about revenue expansion gleaned from three years in the program.
Nightwood Theatre’s Naz Afsahi and Beth Brown share how they found their way in a crowded market place.
Soundstreams’ Emma Fowler and Ben Dietschi present four hard-won lessons on generating revenue from touring.
The interactive Long Table portion of the afternoon kicks off.
Soundstreams’ Ben Dietschi and Emma Fowler share a laugh at the Long Table alongside Sally Han from the City of Toronto Arts and Culture section.
Both CrSI 2015 participants and invited guests share in the dynamic Long Table portion of the afternoon.
Volcano Theatre and Peggy Baker Dance Projects’ Meredith Potter and CrSI 2015 participant The Company Theatre’s Phillip Riccio at the Long Table.
Jini Stolk, Creative Trust Research Fellow at the Toronto Arts Foundation, listens to provocative questions from the Long Table.
CrSI participants and invited guests debrief at a post presentation reception.
CrSI 2015 Support Lead Shannon Litzenberger enjoys the company of Dreamwalker Dance’s Artist Director Andrea Nann and CrSI participant Emma Fowler.
Metcalf Foundation President and CEO Sandy Houston and Cathy Lace, Vice-Chair of the Board for ProArteDanza, listen to Ellen Cole, Chair of Studio 180 Theatre.