STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE: Advocacy for Alberta Arts

in collaboration with Alberta Arts Matter Coalition (AAMC) and Reboot Alberta

Monday, March 23, 2020

7-9 pm

Studio 96

10909 96 Street, Edmonton


Agenda for the Evening

Event Moderator:     Annetta Latham, Annetta Latham, assistant professor, Arts and Cultural Management, MacEwan University

7 – 7:30 PM                What the provincial budget means for Arts and Culture programs – a clear overview, from a variety of sources, of impacts for the various disciplines. Michael Jorgenson, chair of the AMPIA Board of Directors, will speak to changes for the Alberta screen industry.

7:30 – 8 PM                A moderated discussion on effective methods of community activism.

Conversation leaders: Ken Chapman, Reboot Alberta, and artist Jill Thomson of Alberta Arts Matters Coalition. We’ll talk about such things as:

  1. Effective communication with political representatives and the government;
  2. Constructive communication with the Alberta public in building support for the Arts in the province;
  3. collaboration in the Arts; and
  4. striking a balance between one’s professional Arts practice and activism

8:00 – 8:15 PM           Break

8:15 – 9:00 PM           A break-out session into smaller groups to discuss concerns and information about changes to support for Artists and arts organizations and strategies for resiliency, followed by the smaller groups reporting back to a plenary session. Each group will be asked to name a recording secretary for their discussions.

9:00  – 9:10 PM           Closing remarks