AGM and the first PAONE mini-conference of the 2013/2014 season!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

 

How do we stand up for the “greater good”?

Arts education programs are the first to be heralded on grant applications and marketing pieces, but are often at the risk of being influenced by funding, artistic vision, and human resources. These undeniable forces not only affect the way we do our programming, but also how we work with one another. This mini-conference will focus on Competition vs. Collaboration, the “Bums-in-Seats” approach to education vs. creating meaningful arts education experiences for the greater community, and what it takes to make education programming both effective and responsive to your organizational limitation. Bring stories to share and ideas to consider. Get in touch with rob@paone.ca if you would like to contribute to the planning.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Mini-conference

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Annual General Meeting

7:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. (approx.) – Student Dress Rehearsal of Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten

Hosted by the Canadian Opera Company, the events will take place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON) in a meeting room located directly behind the Box Office. The entrance to the Box Office is located at the SE corner of University Avenue and Queen St. W. or via Osgoode Station on the TTC University/Spadina line.

Participants are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the COC’s production of Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten at 7:30 p.m. The opera is approximately three hours and 15 minutes with two intermissions. One complimentary ticket only will be offered per attendee. Please note that individuals MUST attend the mini-conference or the AGM to be eligible for a dress rehearsal ticket.

Cost: The mini-conference is FREE for all paid Individual Members and paid Organizational Members (up to two delegates; $10 plus applicable taxes and fees per additional representative). Non-members can attend for $10 (plus applicable taxes and fees) per person. Not sure if your organization is a member? Email info@paone.ca to find out! Or learn about how to become a member at paone.ca.

 The deadline to RSVP is 10 a.m. on September 30, 2013. REGISTER TODAY!

PAONE Mini-Conference at the Stratford Festival – May 21, 2013

Our colleagues in Education at the Stratford Festival have kindly offered to host the third and final mini-conference of the 2012/2013 season!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Discovery Centre (across from the Festival Theatre)

55 Queen St., Stratford, ON

10:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.  – Mini-Conference: The Questions of Cultural Appropriation in Arts Education

Facilitated by charles smith – CPAMO (Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario) Project Leader – this session will begin an informal dialogue about cultural representation and appropriation within our work in schools and communities. We are often met with questions and uncertainties as artist educators and arts education administrators about how we explore and exploit practices from many cultures. This is our opportunity to share our experiences and begin a common understanding.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – lunch, generously provided by the Stratford Festival

2 p.m. – The Three Musketeers presented by the Stratford Festival

Cost of the mini-conference: The mini-conference is FREE for PAONE member organizations (up to two delegates; $10 for each additional representative); $10 per person for non-members. Please bring the payment to the mini-conference. Cash or cheque only. Please make all cheques payable to “PAONE.”

Tickets: Mini-conference participants can purchase tickets to The Three Musketeers for a discounted rate of $22. A portion of the original ticket price has been jointly subsidized by the Stratford Festival and PAONE. A limited number of subsidized tickets are available. Please bring the payment to the mini-conference. Cash or cheque only. Please make all cheques payable to “PAONE.”

RSVP: When RSVPing, please provide us:  your name, organization, email, phone #, the names and job titles of any other delegates coming from your organization, any dietary concerns, if you would like a ticket to the performance of The Three Musketeers, if you would like to join a car-pool, if you have access to a car and if so, you would be willing to drive a car-pool. RSVP to info@paone.ca no later than 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

September 19, 2012: PAONE Mini-Conference, AGM, and a play!

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Mini-Conference
5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Annual General Meeting
7:30 p.m. – Each delegate will receive one complimentary ticket to see Soulpepper’s production of Death of a Salesman
Young Centre from the Performing Arts
50 Tank House Lane, Distillery District, Toronto, ON

PAONE thanks Soulpepper for hosting the first professional development and networking event of the 2012/2013 season!

Cost:FREE for PAONE member organizations (up to two delegates; $10 for each additional representative); $10 per person for non-members. Cash or cheque only. Please make all cheques payable to “PAONE.”

RSVP to paonearts@gmail.com no later than Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. Please be sure to include: your name, job title, the name of your organization, email, phone number, and confirm if you will or will not be joining us for the evening performance at Soulpepper.

Check back for updates on programming and guests.

Performing Arts Education Overview (PAEO) – Workshop II – March 27, 2012

Creative Trust and PAONE invite you to join us on:

March 27, 2012 – Learning from Each Other: Sharing our Own Best Practices

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Centre for Social Innovation – Alterna Room, 4th floor

215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON

FREE. Registration is required.

How do you define a great arts education program? How do you measure its success? Who are the leaders in designing and running successful arts education programs?  How do we capture best practices in the field?

As arts education becomes an essential part of the work of arts organizations the need to answer these and other questions about best practices is on the forefront.

Join leading arts education programmers, advocates, academics and arts practitioners, including Jason Van Eyk (Executive Director, ArtsSmarts), Dr. Kathleen Gallagher (OISE, U of T), Nicole Fougère (Learning Through the Arts) and Jessica Dargo Caplan (Luminato) in a discussion on current best practices in creating, implementing, delivering and evaluating successful arts education and outreach programs.

 To RSVP: Send your name, job title, name of organization, and contact information (email and phone number) to paonearts@gmail.com  by Friday, March 23, 2012.

Learn more about the Performing Arts Education Overview report (2011).

 

 

PAONE Mini-Conference: Friday, May 11, 2012 in Stratford, Ontario

Our Education colleagues at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival have kindly offered to host the spring mini-conference in Stratford!

Friday, May 11, 2012

149 Centre Street, Stratford, ON

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  – lunch, generously provided by The Stratford Shakespeare festival

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Mini-conference

8 p.m. – Each delegate will receive one complimentary ticket to see The Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of 42nd Street

Cost: FREE for PAONE member organizations (up to two delegates; $10 for each additional representative); $10 per person for non-members. Cash or cheque only. Please make cheques payable to “PAONE”.  

Mini-conference topic: Provide us with your suggestion for a topic, speaker or activity for our next mini-conference to ensure that the mini-conferences remain relevant to YOU. Submit your ideas to paonearts@gmail.com no later than Friday, March 16, 2012.

 It is the responsibility of each delegate to cover all transportation, meal (except for lunch) and accommodation costs. The PAONE board would be happy to help coordinate car-pooling.

 When RSVPing, please provide us:  your name, organization, email, phone #, the names and job titles of any other delegates coming from your organization, any dietary concerns, if you would like a ticket to the performance of 42nd Street or not if you would like to join a car-pool, if you have access to a car and if so, you would be willing to drive a car-pool.  RSVP to paonearts@gmail.com no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012.