This docu-series is intended to highlight the experiences and efforts of arts industry leaders throughout the pandemic, as well as their hopes for the future. The episodes were carefully crafted to include a representative and voice from different aspects
of the arts industry, in order to create a unified vision of what the Toronto arts sector needs moving forwards.
The Power Plant (TPP) is a non-collecting public art gallery that showcases works by talent from around the world. The Art gallery commissions new artistic works, and publishes books, and offers extensive education and outreach programs on and off-site. They also provide tour exhibitions of the artist that they produce.
Gaëtane Verna will share how the gallery still keeps its audience engaged and how they managed to thrive during the waves of change.
The Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is the City's largest funder of the not-for-profit arts in Toronto. TAC funds a colossal variety of artistic practices and jobs, from the largest organization to small ones. The Council typically receives about 2,500 applications per year. These requests are then processed through committees of artists who review each application.
In this episode, Claire Hopkinson reveals the importance of innovative alternatives and connecting people to the arts to overcome obstacles through the changing waves.
POV is a not-for-profit organization whose primary role is work opportunities and partnering with diverse youth. As a Programs Manager, Oyin Olalekan constantly works with the team to design programs while seeking access and new experiences in the film industry. Whether that's with BIPOC youth, queer communities, or any combination of the two.
This short episode displays the difficulties POV faced delivering their programs online while still keeping the interest and energy of their students.
Small World Music (SWM) has been around for almost 25 years, presenting diverse music by different immigrant, racialized, and indigenous communities. From inside and outside of Canada, who represent different non-popular music genres.
Listen to Umair Jaffar while he talks about how devastating this health crisis has been for the music industry and why creating new skills has been essential for this transformative experience. Most importantly, learn what they have discovered during the waves of change.
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is an art service organization that delegates 164 professional theatres, dance and opera companies in Toronto. TAPA is a Kaleidoscope for institutions from well-known to small emerging companies.
In this episode, Jacoba Knaapen speaks about the endurance of the performing arts industry when Toronto has been the last city to open back theatres and operas during the pandemic. And witness how mental health is now part of performances.