ArtsEngageCanada is a resource developed by Ontario Presents to support presenters with an interest in engaging more deeply with their communities. Currently the project exists in the form of a website (including resources, news, and case studies) and a seasonal e-newsletter. However we at OP are constantly working to evolve this project and to weave community engagement into all of our work.
As articulated in our Statement of Purpose, we believe that art “enriches the lives of individuals and communities, fosters empathy, and builds essential bridges of understanding” and that “presenting organizations are uniquely positioned to facilitate engagement between artists and communities.”
While ArtsEngageCanada is primarily geared towards presenters, the information provided is useful to anyone in the arts with an interest in this topic.