Join PAONE’s members-only Facebook group

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Responding to your feedback for a desire for the PAONE board to create more opportunities for dialogue around arts education, we’ve set up a closed Facebook group for PAONE members.

Moderated by the PAONE board, the group will provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information focused on pertinent issues across artistic disciplines.

Join the conversation!

Please note: this is intended to be a place for dialogue. If you would like to share information about specific programming or events, please do so through our newsletter.

Complementary Throwdown Collective DanceWorks tickets for PAONE members


PAONE is thrilled to announce five complementary DanceWorks matinee tickets for its participants and members.

Throwdown Collective (presented by DanceWorks)
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:30pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

If you’re interested in a ticket, please RSVP to by noon on Monday, February 6. 2017.


More about the show:

Comprised of Toronto dance artists Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate, and Brodie Stevenson, Throwdown Collective will perform two trios: the world premiere of Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) commissioned from Montreal choreographer Lina Cruz, and the Collective’s own creation, Various Concert.

Throwdown Collective is a trio of accomplished dance artists who have forged an intimate and highly productive working relationship. With Cruz, they have developed a mutual respect and joyous spirit of cooperation. Cruz’s piece will create a potent counterpoint to the fluid and changing dynamic of Various Concert, which plays with the tension of partnering, weight sharing, and manipulation.

Thurs. Dec. 8: PAONE’s Holiday Mixer

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Join us on Thursday December 8th for our annual Holiday Mixer. Come celebrate wintery festivities with fellow PAONE colleagues.

Duke of York Pub from 6pm onwards.
39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto (Near St. George subway station, just east of Bedford and north of Bloor).

Please RSVP to by Monday, Dec. 5th at noon.

Request for Proposals: PAONE Conferences 2016/17  

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The PAONE Board has looked honestly at our processes over the past several years and we realized that we have not always created opportunities that easily invite participation.  In order to build on our strengths we need to work more meaningfully with all of you. This means being more inclusive and open and also representing disciplines and types of arts education work equitably. To that end, we are looking to you to help design and implement our programming for the 2016/17 season.

The goal of our conferences is to provide support for individuals responsible for the development and implementation of arts education programs for their respective organizations. We aim to: provide meaningful networking and PD opportunities, address specific challenges and successes in the field, broaden PAONE’s reach to arts educators and administrators beyond the GTA, build support for increased resource sharing/best practices within the field, support new and emerging arts education administrators.

Please provide a brief description of the topic or question would you like to explore in a PAONE conference:

  1. What kind of format would you want to use (panel discussion, workshop, small group discussion, etc.) and why?
  2. Are there any individual or organizational partners or experts you would like to include in this conference?
  3. What materials would you require (markers, chart paper, speakers, etc.)?
  4. When are you interested in holding this conference?

PAONE members will receive a small budget to help realize the conference as well as a modest honorarium for their work.

The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2016.

Please submit your proposal via e-mail to

Don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions you might have!

Four-question PAONE Survey: 2016/17


Update: November, 23, 2016: THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey. Your feedback is invaluable. The survey is now closed.

This year the board of PAONE is dedicating our focus on taking an honest look at the structure of the organization.  We feel that the organization is at crossroads and are questioning how to serve our members best. Do we continue to maintain the current structure of offering practical networking and professional development opportunities through a series of conferences and social gatherings or change the organizational structure to enable PAONE  the capacity to advocate for the Arts Education community and lead systematic change?

To know the best way forward, we need to understand the perceived value and expectations of PAONE directly from our members. At our recent AGM/Morning Mixer, we asked the participants four key questions, and we would like to ensure that all members of PAONE have the opportunity to contribute to the conversation.

Ed: Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.