Posts tagged ‘Artscape’

August 2, 2013

Summer Can Be Quiet(er) #4 – All Caps and Hashtag History

No, all caps isn’t about the (mis)use of ALL CAPS – it’s an amazing festival and they need volunteers.

Calling all Friends of Artscape Gibraltar Point!
The ALL CAPS Music and Art Festival on August 9th, 10th and 11th has been made possible over the last 5 years by the support of many volunteers. This Artscape and Wavelength collaborative event requires about 70 volunteers to make  happen and that’s just during the festival!  Planning started almost immediately after the last festival and has evolved into a well-known and well attended event over 5 years. Have a look at the 2013 trailer and get excited!

Jessica Vallentin and Vanessa Rieger have been working with Whippersnapper Gallery to coordinate works by six artists, whose work speaks directly to its unique location on Toronto Island. The curators will be documenting the residency as it unfolds! There will also be open studios from 2pm to 5pm and the folks over at Wavelength have programmed a fantastic line up of bands

We hope to create another excellent team of volunteers for the upcoming and Final ALL CAPS this 9th, 10th and 11th. The AGP team is asking for support from our Artscape Gibraltar Point community in bartending (keep the tips, must have smart serve), ticket sales and clean set up/clean up/tear down.
If you volunteer for one 4 hour shift, you receive a free day pass; If you volunteer for two 4 hour shifts over the 4 scheduled days, you receive a free weekend; If you volunteer for a late night shift or early morning shift, you get a free camping pass

Click to see the  ALL CAPS Schedule. Please let them know your preferred duty and time by confirming by email, lisa(at)

And because it’s Friday, it’s time for an infograph and the end of the week of bookmarks. Plus I like knowing how things began.


April 15, 2012

Sunday Roundup – April 15

It’s a grey drizzly day today. Coffee and reading are on the agenda (and the library).

Reading for Easter Monday – a bit of a roundup and an interesting article on the phrase “emerging artist”.  Still trying to think of another word. Rookie, maybe?

Off To APASO! – I attended two plenary sessions last week – Simon Brault on No Culture No Future and Tim Jones on Creativity in a Low-Growth Economy. Both excellent and thought-provoking and added to my stash of things to think about.

Cook A Meal. Do Laundry. Experience Art. – As I said, the conference gave me things to think about. This was one of them – art experience as life skill.

Quick PSA for an upcoming event – Workshop: Building an Ensemble With Jillian Keiley. I have known Jill since we were in directing classes together at York and I cannot recommend her enough.

Date: Saturday April 21, 2012
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Location: Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street)
Cost: $60 ($45 for CAEA members) or  $65 including a ticket to Oil and Water (April 18-May 6, 2013)
Please register with Associate Producer Jonathan Heppner at Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

February 1, 2012

Linky Wednesday

Some things I’ve found while clearing out my bookmarks.

Why Don’t Theatres Talk To Each Other More? – again from the Guardian.  When I saw the title, I assumed it was about the dilemma of the “fours openings, one night” that seems to happen a great deal here in Toronto. Despite the opening night directory that TAPA has, the problem of who gets the press is a frequent one.

This is more about not sharing marketing resources and PR – and that made it even more interesting. I think we do share this way more than the companies in the article – I think we do program stuffing, postcards at the box office, show this ticket and get X% of another company’s show and vice versa.
Do we?


4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Storytelling – some beautiful stuff.


Yesterday a message arrived in my inbox inviting me to check out Artscape’s newest venture,  ArtscapeDIYFind out about Artscape’s new online source for tools and resources, Artscape DIY. Learn more about  Artscape and its history as well as programs and services offered through Artscape’s Knowledge Exchange Program. 

For anyone interested or involved in creative placemaking – this is your website. You must go check it out.



October 27, 2011

Field Trip!

My friend Meghan asked me to be a chaperone for a trip her class is taking today. We’re off to the Applied Arts Award Winners Exhibit & Creative Schools Expo and it’s being held at Artscape Wychwood Barns. This works for me on at least three levels so I am going. More later.

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