Shared Platforms and Charitable Venture Organizations: A powerful possibility for a more resilient arts sector
Developed by Jane Marsland, the report focuses on the concept of shared platforms, and I present reasons why I believe it is a structure that could make a significant impact on improving the health of the arts sector. While there is currently no comprehensive model for shared platforms in the arts in Canada, Tides Canada Initiatives (TCI) has pioneered a shared administrative platform in environmental and social justice work. Their work provides concepts and lessons applicable to the arts sector.
The intention of this paper is to stimulate an arts community dialogue on the issues facing the arts funding system and to encourage further conversation about the possibilities of shared platforms. The paper offers an opportunity to bring interested parties together to explore the three models outlined and, more importantly, galvanizes the community to develop and implement models that will work for them.