Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 12:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: Alt Hotel - Orange Room
This workshop, based on the Canada Council for the Arts’ “On the Road: Presenters Handbook”, will provide helpful information for those brave souls who want to bring live performances to their community—helping in the development and execution of a successful presenting program that is at once relevant, meaningful, and sustainable. Topics covered will include: Budgeting; Assessing Quality & Feasibilty; Negotiations; Resources; Visioning and Setting Goals.
There may be no greater reward than standing at the back of a darkened theatre and listening to the murmur of anticipation in those last few moments before a performance begins. At that moment, you know the people gathered in that room are about to forget their daily trials and tribulations and be transported.
Live performances are taking place in literally thousands of communities across the country in theatres, community halls, clubs, restaurants, bookstores, libraries, parks, school auditoriums, to name just a few. The people and organizations responsible for making those performances happen are as wide-ranging as the performances themselves.
If you have tried presenting in the past, are doing it today, or have never been involved in presenting performing arts events before, here’s something to think about: By presenting performing arts in your community, you are providing a valuable service building a legacy of cultural enrichment and creativity.
Whether you present 1 or 2 events a year or a couple of events a month, the things on your “to do-list” will be the same.
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