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GVPTA has been working to explore ways that we can help the community to navigate through and beyond COVID-19. You can register for upcoming webinars and view past webinar recordings and/or summary notes by following the links below.

GVPTA's New Webinar Series: Questions I'm Asking Myself

A series of introspective conversations with leaders & practitioners in the arts. 

Curatorial Statement (Kenji Maeda):
The question can be more meaningful than the answer. This series was sparked by my own interest and need to step back to reflect and think more deeply about where we are as a community, and as an individual within the community. I also deeply value the opportunity to exchange ideas, thoughts, and questions with others without the expectation for the "right", or any, answer to emerge. What interests me most is understanding how people think. How are they connecting the dots? How do they navigate their own contradictions and complexities before coming to a decision? 

This is not a workshop. This is not an "expert" panel. This is a conversation to explore our deep curiosities of the now.


Fay Nass, Artistic Director of the frank theatre company, and theatre designer Carmen Alatorre (carmenalatorre.com), facilitated by Kenji Maeda, Executive Director of GVPTA 

Click the associated webinar link below to read more about Fay and Carmen, and to register to attend the Friday, July 24 session.

Captioning services will be provided for this session.  


Chelsea Haberlin, Artistic Director of Neworld Theatre, and Jivesh Parasram, Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre, facilitated by Kenji Maeda

Click the associated webinar link below to read Chelsea and Jiv's bios, and to register to attend. 

Previous Webinars

Throughout the month of April we invited arts workers and artists from all disciplines and all across the country to tune into a series of webinars we called Working Through This.

These free sessions addressed topics related to supporting through and recovering from the effects of COVID-19 on the arts and cultural sector. Recordings are viewable via the links in the grid below.


On June 4 we hosted a Performing Arts BC Relaunch Town Hall to hear from WorkSafeBC, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Actsafe on emerging questions related to return to work and relaunch strategies for our sector.

Click the related link below to view the summary notes for the session. 

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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