Arts Leadership Program

Date posted: November 16, 2021

This past April we partnered with performing arts groups and educational institutions in Victoria, Vancouver, Regina and Saskatoon to create a BIPoC arts leadership training program. The program started in July 2021 and will run through to April 2022.

Our partner organizations are:

Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria

Common Weal Community Arts, Regina

Electric Company Theatre, Vancouver

Globe Theatre, Regina

Neworld Theatre, Vancouver

Pacific Opera Victoria, Victoria

Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon

University of Regina, Faculty of Media, Art and Performance, Regina

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts, Victoria

Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria

Victoria Symphony, Victoria

Belfry Theatre, Victoria

Seminars

Throughout the summer our Arts Leadership Participants engaged in a series of seminars with artists and arts administrators from across the country. Our thanks to the following who led those seminars.

July 15, 2021

Being Racially Diverse in the Arts
Seminar Leaders:
Philip Akin (Former Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre, Toronto)
Nina Lee Aquino (Artistic Director, Factory Theatre, Toronto)

July 19, 2021

Leadership
Seminar Leaders:
Jennifer Brewin
(Artistic Director, Globe Theatre, Regina)
Hari Krishnan
(Artistic Director, inDANCE, Toronto)

July 22, 2021

Being Racially Diverse in a Predominately White Organization
Seminar Leader:
Omari Newton
(Actor, Playwright, Director & Producer, Vancouver)

July 29, 2021

Presenting, Festivals & Sponsorships
Seminar Leaders:
Stephen White
(Executive Producer, Dance Victoria)
Adrienne Wong
(Artistic Producer, SpiderWebShow Performance, Kingston, ON)

August 2, 2021

Community Engagement
Seminar Leaders:
Yasmine Kandil
(Assistant Professor & Grad Advisor, Department of Theatre, University of Victoria)
Risa Payant
(Executive Director, Common Weal Community Arts, Regina)

August 9, 2021

Fundraising & Finance
Seminar Leaders:
Anita Rochon
(Co-Artistic Director, The Chop Theatre, Vancouver)
Walter Quan
(Program Officer, BC Arts Council, Victoria)

August 12, 2021

Artistic Direction
Seminar Leader:
Marcus Youssef
(Simonovitch Prize-Winning Playwright & Former Artistic Director, Neworld Theatre, Vancouver)

August 19, 2021

Growing a Company
Seminar Leader:
Ravi Jain
(Artistic Director, Why Not Theatre, Toronto)

Internships

Now, through April 2022, our Arts Leadership Participants will be interning with the following organizations:

Yulissa Campos
Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon

Rosemary Jeffery
Belfry Theatre, Victoria
Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria

Justin Lee
Electric Company Theatre, Vancouver

Kevin Takahide Lee
Pacific Opera Victoria, Victoria

Andrea Lemus
The Prairie Theatre Project, University of Regina, Faculty of Media, Art & Performance, Regina

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Neworld Theatre, Vancouver

Pedro Marcio Almeida Siqueira
Victoria Symphony, Victoria
Creators’ Circle, Belfry Theatre, Victoria

Charles Umeh
Common Weal Community Arts, Regina