Posts tagged ‘Passe Muraille’

April 3, 2013

Supporting the Arts in Many Ways, Legoland and Social Influences

Lots going on at City Hall this week – Toronto City Council is about to vote on whether to approve $6 million in arts funding for the 2013 budget. Volcano has put together a comprehensive blog post on the number of ways you can show your support in Erupting Now.

You read that correctly –  the six million in arts funding we all celebrated? It’s not a done deal. They still have to approve it. Our work is not done, make your voice heard.

I mentioned yesterday on Facebook and Twitter that the City is  collecting feedback on what we think the funding priorities are in an online survey (click here). Given the public consultations about this begin on April 6th, I’d be inclined to fill it out prior to that.

Speaking of arts, I was at the opening night of Legoland last night, and had a great time, it’s always a treat to head over to Passe Muraille, see art, see people, and talk about art and lipstick with folks.  Legoland was a favourite of mine when it was in the 2010 Fringe, and it’s still as darkly quirkyfunny. Much fun.

From alltop.com – Social Influencers: Digital Marketing’s most overlooked and misused resource. If anyone from CDAM 101 is reading today – this infographic describes what we were talking about in last week’s social media class when we ran out of time. Enjoy!

social-influencers-infographic

March 26, 2012

Sunday/Monday Roundup – March 25/26

Travels to my hometown and taxes and weather related migraines left me without an update yesterday – so here it is, with my apologies – enjoy reading while I decide whether or not I needed to know quite that much about Megan and Don’s relationship on the Season 5 opener of MadMen last night. Zoo bi zoo bi zoo bi zooo, indeed…

Vancouver Friends Talk about the Playhouse   – I asked a few of my colleagues in Vancouver what they thought, given that they live there and  don’t. Some interesting answers.

What Support for Canadian Theatre Looks Like – the premiere reading of Michael Healey’s Proud was at Passe Muraille on March 19. Pictures are apparently worth thousands of words and I am inclined to agree.

PSA #10 – The Rusticle Gym  – because this is far too cool and comes with a video.

More on Pinterest and a Rusticle PSA – people like Pinterest. People like infographics. Here are both in one. And a link to the Rusticle PSA.

Some have asked why I haven’t mentioned politics lately. Really – what is there to say? I can’t go to the library and our fearless leader has reverted to his “lone wolf” status vowing to fight transit recommendations and – just – really? I have no idea what to do right now except shake my head.

It’s an admin kind of week, April 1 looms ahead and with it ensuing deadlines, both government imposed, client requested and self-inflicted. Talk soon!

March 21, 2012

What Support for Canadian Theatre Looks Like

Monday night was the first reading of Michael Healey’s Proud. Sold out house at Passe Muraille, 30+ folks turned away from the waiting list.

Never have I heard an audience so intently listen. It’s a wonderful play – astute, makes you think, and is damn funny.

These are photos of a community – artists, supporters, donors, volunteers, arts workers of all kinds coming together to hear a play that needs to be heard, and, at the same time, support a theatre that is part of our cultural fabric.

An excellent night indeed. A great start to the journey this play will take.

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March 18, 2012

Sunday Roundup – March 18


Protests and readings and fundraisers and social media plans and new and current clients make for a busy week.

SO!

A Double PSA TuesdayMichael Healey‘s Proud receives its first reading as part of a fundraiser for Passe Muraille on Monday March 19th at 730 pm

Great Grandmothers and the Internet – modern words and a very brief opinion on the Kony 2012 – thing. Ugandan government has created a response video – I wonder if it will go viral too.

We Do Not Protest Enough, Methinks – about the Vancouver Playhouse.This is when I started wondering what the folks I know in Vancouver are thinking doing and wondering.

We Doth Protest and Answer Questions – some great responses in to my cultural ponderings.

Tomorrow – the full post of questions and answers and links and blog posts on the Vancouver cultural concept from the folks who live and breathe its cultural air – some optimistic, some sad, some wondering, all thoughtful. Thank you so much to those who responded and shared information.

And Sunday is the day for Op-Ed pieces – here’s one from the Star and Matthew Jocelyn, artistic and general director of Canadian Stage.

Entire performing arts industry is to blame for the demise of the Vancouver Playhouse

Along the lines of this week – a really interesting article from HowlRound – The Importance of Beginning: the Changing Relationship of Artists, Organizations, and Communities . Give it a read – it’s the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day, and you’re probably enjoying the couch enough to stay put for a bit.

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