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Special issue of the latest Hill Strategies’ Arts Research Monitor takes an extended look at data from the 2010 Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, a landmark dataset regarding the direct economic and employment impacts of culture...
Thanks to all the members who joined us in Brockville for Ontario Presents' 2015 Spring Retreat! Special thanks to Peter Dunn and his team at the Brockville Arts Centre for a wonderfully hosted event. Over thirty members from across...
With the support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Presents organized a delegation of five volunteer young-audience presenters from Northern Ontario to attend the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, May 28 – 30, 2015. The...
Large arts venues miss the point as they become more commercial to sustain themselves Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer classical music critic, 5/19/15 Anne Ewers, [the Kimmel Center’s] upbeat leader, recently gave statistics on attendance,...
Left to Right: Stan Passfield, Orillia Concert Assoc; Martina Schroer, Concert Assoc. of Huntsville; Julie Poore, Orillia Concert Assoc.; Ros Batte, Welland/Port Colborne Concert Series; Eitan Cornfield, Port Hope Friends of Music; Scott...
by Brian Arnott, Novita Interpares Cultural Consultancy         Markham was one of the first municipalities in Canada to build a live performance theatre for community use. The project’s sponsor within the...
On March 7th and 8th, thirteen volunteer-based community presenters gathered in Thunder Bay for a 2-day workshop to explore two important new trends in engagement and communications for arts organizations.  Facilitated by Lendre Kearns, Judy...
Arts organizations have to continuously seek people with skills, passion and experience and turn them into volunteers. With greater understanding of the dynamics between recruitment, retention and recognition and how to develop more creative,...
On February 19th and 20th, Ontario Presents organized Community Engagement in Dance workshop at the Theatre Centre in Toronto. Hosted by the Ontario Arts Council as part of Ontario Dances program, a two day workshop provided presenters,...
by Cheryl Ewing, Ontario Presents / Ontario Contact Event Manager I don’t expect that I am much different from many working in the arts whether as a professional or a volunteer – there is not enough time! So, how to squeeze in those...

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