by Lía Arenas, Karina Muñiz Pagán, Deanna Galati, Zsuzsi Page, Crystal Willie, Alexandra Hatcher, and Julie Fossitt (Residents, January 2020)
Arts and culture organizations now have the opportunity to look at their business and operations, make systemic changes, and adjust ways of working and ways of presenting in order to shift to more resilient and agile organizations. Whether it’s a municipality, small theatre company, or large performing arts venue, exploring the business of arts and culture from a sustainability perspective, from a user/visitor/audience focus, from the viewpoint of community need, is now a necessity.
The following publication includes presentations from cultural professionals participating in the L’AiR Arts Residency, January 2020. The group has come together with the intention of showcasing the connections between the work being done internationally, discovering how we can contribute to the sustainability of the sector and the artists and organizations within it, bringing the contribution to the quality of life of our planet through our creative ecology to light, and highlighting a series of calls to action to continue and broaden the international conversation that began in Paris.
We invite you to actively participate as well. Read the full document and contribute to the conversation at hatliegroup.ca/creative-power
To learn more, listen to the Social Impact Lab webcast for the Creative Power interview with the authors who chat about their experience at the residency, their work and the role of the arts in their diverse communities.
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Cover Image: L'AiR Arts residents, Multidisciplinary Program, January 2020