Tag: arts and culture


Rebuilding communities through arts and culture – and decent work

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Apr 2020

Rebuilding communities through arts and culture – and decent work

By Randall Terada Art creates the pathways that bring people together. It nurtures connection and builds community. And looking to the future, Ontario’s artists and cultural sector are re-engaging communities for an equitable, collective recovery from COVID-19. Workers, organizations, and funders alike are all stepping up. As WorkInCulture program manager Stephanie Draker reminds us, “Scores of artists and nonprofit arts organizations are leveraging digital platforms to bring...

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May 2018

Invisible Heart: A Good Start But Time to Ask Some Deeper Questions

By Benjamin Miller The Invisible Heart is a documentary about the promise and pitfalls of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). While the film may serve as a helpful introduction to those unfamiliar with SIBs, and raises the right issues, it does little to address those issues. To do that, the film would have to situate SIBs in the much longer story of how private sector thinking...

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There’s an Art to It: Exploring Creative Evaluation

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Mar 2016

There’s an Art to It: Exploring Creative Evaluation

Using art in your evaluation process can help better engage your stakeholders, remove barriers and is a fun, useful process. Guest blogger Helen Yung explores creative approaches to evaluation. When it comes to evaluation, one size never fits all. And, if conventional approaches to evaluation strike you as uninspired, formulaic, or ill-suited for your program or community, there are more creative options to explore. Engaging an...

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Blind patrons among the audience enjoying audio described performance of Bethune at
Factory Theatre

10

Mar 2016

Raising the Curtain on Accessibility: Resources from the performing arts

Image: Blind patrons among the audience enjoying audio described performance of Bethune at Factory Theatre  Over the last year, ONN has been sharing accessibility resources from across Ontario through the EnAbling Nonprofits project. Sharing knowledge and putting accessible practices in place doesn’t just help us comply with accessibility laws, it strengthens our relationships with other nonprofits and our communities. In October, Rose and I joined the...

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Participating in Government Consultations – The Canadian Dance Assembly Recaps Ontario’s Culture Strategy

03

Dec 2015

Participating in Government Consultations – The Canadian Dance Assembly Recaps Ontario’s Culture Strategy

As an arts advocate and policy wonk, I love a good townhall. The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA), along with much of the arts and cultural sector, is eager to contribute to policies and practices that create systemic change. Not only is there a possibility for Ontario’s cultural activities to flourish, but for arts and culture to connect across sectors and communities. This fall, the Ministry...

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Building our workforce – nonprofit collaboration is not just a nicety

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May 2015

Building our workforce – nonprofit collaboration is not just a nicety

At WorkInCulture, we serve the broad arts and culture sector across Ontario including many nonprofit arts organizations, most of which are micro or small (and by small, I mean five or fewer employees). Within this reality, I see first-hand that nonprofit collaboration isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity. Policy and advocacy are grey areas in WorkInCulture’s mandate – we want to do the best by...

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