Pan-Canadian virtual conference:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Cultural Sector: The Role of Cultural Organizations
FREE to attend
- Organizations: Initiatives and case studies that explore equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Communities: Understanding community context to strengthen the sector
- Governance: Strategies for rethinking equitable and impactful policies and practices
Click the session titles below to open the session description, presenter details, and related interpretation information (including French, English, ASL, LSQ, and captions). All sessions are presented via Zoom webinars.
Wednesday, June 15
- Cultural Sector Perspectives on the Role of Organizations in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion– Julie Bérubé, associate professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Jacques-Bernard Gauthier, professor UQO and Vivek Venkatesh, Full Professor Concordia University (presentation);
- The Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Performing Arts Sector – Les Muses: Centre des arts de la scène (presentation)
- Social Innovation and EDI: The transformation of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre – Dr. Christopher Gunter, assistant professor at Saint-Paul University (presentation);
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Canada’s National Ballet School: Learnings and Experiences to Date – Canada's National Ballet School (presentation);
- The Role of Post-Secondary Institutions in Addressing EDI in the Arts – Simon Fraser University (panel);
- Cultural Rights and Cultural Industries – Obligations and Opportunities – M. Sharon Jeannotte, Affiliated Researcher at the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa (presentation);
- Designing & Facilitating Critical Social Consciousness, Theatre of the Oppressed and Drama Therapy and the Relationships Between Us – Jessica Bleuer, Concordia University & Theatre of the Oppressed (presentation);
- Writers Guild of Canada 2021 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report – Jinder Oujla-Chalmers, Writers Guild of Canada (presentation);
- Canada Council for the Arts: Approaches to Equity in Research, Evaluation and Performance Measurement – Daniela Navia, Canada Council for the Arts (presentation);
- Reshaping Theatre Inclusion - hosted by GVPTA (panel)
Thursday, June 16
- Access, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (ADEI) in Cultural Organizations: Challenges and Opportunities – Antonio C. Cuyler, Florida State University, University of Michigan, Cuyler Consulting (presentation);
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in the Administration and Editorial Policies of Canadian Book Publishers – Eric Lyall Nelson, Ph. D., part-time professor at the University of Ottawa (presentation);
- Understanding Civic Impact Through the Lens of Indigenous Cultural Knowledge – (Emily Carr University of Art + Design) Sydney Pickering; Connie Watts; Nadia Beyzaei (presentation);
- Closing the Gap in Canada’s Live Music Industry – Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) (panel);
- Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility; Demystifying Organizational Policy Writing – Grégoire Gagnon, Cultural Human Resources Council (presentation);
- Reimagining Funding (panel);
- Universal Accessibility of Museums: A Balance Between Aestheticism and Human Encounter – Aude Porcedda, Professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (presentation);
- Broadening Collection Practices for Greater Inclusion in Art Museums – Mélanie Boucher, professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (presentation);
- The Brilliance and Realities in Rural and Non-Urban Communities(panel)
Additional support for this conference was provided by the Province of British Columbia and the BC Arts Council.
This conference is organized by representatives of Université du Québec en Outaouais and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance.
2021 Making a Scene Forum: Seizing Opportunities
Online June 22–24, 2021
The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance's annual conference was re-imagined for 2021 as a digital forum to discuss what post-pandemic, post-now can look like for the theatre industry. Knowing what we know now, after more than a year of reacting, how do we step into possibilities and opportunities with intention?
ASL interpretation and Zoom auto-captioning were provided.
View Session Recordings
Sessions were recorded and are viewable through GVPTA's YouTube channel. Click the links below to access each session's recording.
Did you missed registering for the conference, please consider making a charitable donation to GVPTA to support our efforts to produce more learning opportunities.
- Humour and Laughter in Storytelling and Community, with Cheyenne Rouleau, Debbie Courchene, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg. Moderated by Jivesh Parasram. View the recording.
- Live + Live-Streaming: Hybrid Performance for Hybrid Audiences and the (@#$%^ Exciting!) Future of Vancouver Theatre with Adam Grant Warren, Christine Quintana, Derek Chan, and Keely O'Brien. View the recording.
- Sharing Power, Sharing Leadership with Anjela Magpantay, Anoop Gill, and Sean Guist. Moderated by Chelsea Haberlin and Fay Nass.View the recording.
- Community Caring for Community with Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen, jaye simpson, and Shanique Kelly. Moderated by Siobhan Barker. View the recording.
- Access Needs: A conversation for all of us with Adam Grant Warren, Ladan Sahraei, and Siobhan Barker. Moderated by Amy Amantea.View the recording.
- Performing Arts Town Hall on BC’s Restart Plan with Haley Miller, Office of the Provincial Health Officer, BC Ministry of Health); Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, Vancouver Coastal Health; Don Parman, Actsafe Safety Association; and Lisa Houle, WorkSafeBC. Moderated by Kenji Maeda. View the recording.
- The Future of Dramaturgy with Daniela Atiencia, Davey Samuel Calderon, Jessica Schacht, and Renae Morriseau. View the recording.
- Theatre Marketing in the Digital World with Rick Chung and Sophia Cheng. View the recording.
- Gesturing Beyond the House Modernity Built with Dr. Vanessa Andreotti, Azul Carolina Duque, and Kyra Royo. View the recording.
2021 Making a Scene Forum was supported by the following sponsors and funders:
2019 Making a Scene Conference
2019 Conference Materials
Primary Conference Programming
Special Activities & Add-On Conference Workshops
Intimacy Direction Workshop with Siobhan Richardson
Beginner's QLab Workshop
Ephemera 2: An Archiving Party (Closing Event)
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:30–9:00pm (FREE)
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