Building an Arts Impact Community

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Online Event: 

What would an Arts Impact Community look like? What would it need to gain buy-in and be shaped by its users, to be an equitable learning resource and system of support, to have a culture of open-ness, to be innovative, exploratory, and scalable? 

This conference is a catalyst for Building an Arts Impact Community.

On June 23, 2021, Mass Culture and the Association for Opera in Canada will host an event entitled Building an Arts Impact Community. The event will include a visual database to be explored by delegates on their own time prior to the event as well during the event itself. 

The event will begin with an address from Senator Patricia Bovey looking at art and its impact on society, followed by presentations and learnings from a number of amazing individuals.

Christina Loewen of Association for Opera in Canada will share their 5 year journey to the creation of an Opera Civic Impact Framework and Platform with an invitation for a grassroots exploration of what a broader Arts Impact Community and Approach might look like.

Dr. Gladys Rowe will set the stage for decolonized community-building, as we break down into Action Tables led by Lynda Rey, Meghan Lindsay, Meredith Davis and Jonathan Lapalme.

Christina’s discussion combined with Dr. Gladys Rowe's piece will provide participants with the background, knowledge and inspiration to take part in Action Tables (breakout sessions) that will cover the following topics:

  • Community Building
  • Discovering the Commonalities
  • The Learning Centre
  • Creating Space for Experimentation