Events

ROUND THE BLOCK: Advisory Convening

DATE EVENT LOCATION
May 3, 2018,
12:30 to 2:30 pm
Round the Block: Advisory Convening 1.0 (Toronto)
RSVP (Free)
Dancemakers Centre for Creation, #313, 15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto
May 7, 2018,
1:30 to 3 pm
Round the Block: Advisory Convening 1.1 (Hamilton)
RSVP (Free)
Players’ Guild of Hamilton, 80 Queen St South, Hamilton

Individuals and organizations from the arts, business, government, non-profits, funders, and the public are invited to attend preliminary planning sessions to help identify a collective governance structure (including the formation of Steering and/or Advisory Committees), common agenda, theory of change, and an evaluation framework supporting the long-term evolution of Groundstory.

These Advisory Convening sessions will also explore the relevance of a preliminary draft theory of change proposed by ArtsPond which reads, “75% of arts and cultural workers in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area are satisfied with their shelter and spaces of work by 2030”.

The sessions are open to the public yet are best-suited to those with an interest and capacity to contribute to the longer-term direction and evaluation of Groundstory. Each of these 1.5 to 2-hour sessions are immediately followed by a public roundtable open to the entire arts and culture community, as described below.

Stay tuned for details on upcoming Advisory sessions in Etobicoke, North York, Mississauga, Scarborough and elsewhere throughout 2018.

ROUND THE BLOCK: Arts & Culture Worker Roundtables

DATE EVENT LOCATION
May 3, 2018,
3 to 4:30 pm
Round the Block: Arts & Culture Worker Roundtable 1.0 (Toronto)
RSVP (Free)
Dancemakers Centre for Creation, #313, 15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto
May 7, 2018,
3:30 to 5 pm
Round the Block: Arts & Culture Worker Roundtable 1.1 (Hamilton)
RSVP (Free)
Player’s Guild of Hamilton, 80 Queen St South, Hamilton

What are the challenges of arts and culture workers living and working in rapidly gentrifying neighbourhoods? What elements are critical for arts and culture workers to feel satisfied with current and future shelter and spaces of work?

In an open community dialogue, share your thoughts and desires on bolstering access to more inclusive, creative, and affordable cities for the arts in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area and across Ontario.

Stay tuned for details on upcoming roundtables in Etobicoke, North York, Mississauga, Scarborough and elsewhere throughout 2018.

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS

DATE EVENT LOCATION
March 21, 2018
1 to 2 pm
Information Session 1.0
RSVP (Free)
Skype for Business
or Artscape Triangle Lofts, #225, 38 Abell Street, Toronto
April 2, 2018
1 to 2 pm
Information Session 1.1
RSVP (Free)
Skype for Business or Artscape Triangle Lofts, #225, 38 Abell Street, Toronto
April 16, 2018
1 to 2 pm
Information Session 1.2
RSVP (Free)
Skype for Business or Artscape Triangle Lofts, #225, 38 Abell Street, Toronto

Interested parties are invited to attend any one of three upcoming public information sessions to learn more about the vision, mandate, and desired impacts for Groundstory Stage 1 activities spanning Winter 2018 to Spring 2019.

These sessions are free and open to the public. Join the date that works best for you – attendance at all events is not necessary.  The sessions are well-suited to individuals and organizations that would also like to consider participating in or supporting this initiative, including becoming outreach advocates, diverse community representatives, research participants, steering or advisory committee members, and more.

The Information Sessions take place online via Skype for Business, or in person (limited seating) at the Artscape Triangle Lofts, Suite 225, 38 Abell Street, Toronto (enterphone code 1022). Please RSVP with your date preference via webinar or in-person to hello@groundstory.ca or call Jessa Agilo at 647 920 6187 for more information.

If you can’t make any of these sessions, get in touch with us or watch the archival video of an earlier information session from Autumn 2017 on YouTube.