Dear Arts Education Colleague,
As professional artists and arts organizations committed to working with schools and communities, most probably, you are deeply aware of the current challenges within the education community in Ontario.
While the impact of teachers’ job action varies according to the specific degree of arts education programming and/or projects that you or your organization deliver, the current situation raises some questions and provides opportunities for us to learn from each other.
The Professional Arts Organizations Network for Education (PAONE) is mandated to provide support, professional development and networking opportunities for our members and associates in order to ensure the quality and sustainability of our arts education programs. In support of our sector we would like to gather as much information as possible about the impact that this job action is having on your practice and/or your organization.
We hope that gathering and sharing this information will enable us to have informed and meaningful conversations amongst the professional arts and education communities. It will also help to create together positive strategies to address these types of challenges in the future.
We ask that you please complete and submit this short online survey and take a few minutes to share your experience and insights regarding the Ontario teachers’ job action. Please complete the survey no later than Friday, March 15, 2013.
PAONE will host an informal gathering in Toronto on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (location TBC) to share the results and discuss actions moving forward. We encourage you to also “host” these conversations within your community.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAONE Board of Directors:
Chair – Patty Jarvis, Prologue to the Performing Ars
Advocacy – Caroline Hollway,Independent Arts Education Consultant and Producer
Programming – Rob Kempson, Theatre Passe Muraille
Research – Lois Adamson, Young People’s Theatre
Membership – Amber Ebert, Young People’s Theatre
Communications – Katherine Semcesen, Canadian Opera Company