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Published on Oct 2, 2019
A group of panelists explore Cultural Value Project themes and how they relate to arts and culture as we experience it in Toronto today.
This discussion and questions, moderated by David Maggs, features Gaëtane Verna (The Power Plant), Christina Loewen (Opera.ca), Barry Hughson (National Ballet of Canada), Owais Lightwala (Why Not Theatre) and Geoffry Crossick.
This discussion immediately followed and responded to Prof. Geoffrey Crossick's presentation on September 23, 2019.
This event was organized by the Toronto Arts Council and Foundation, the Metcalf Foundation, OCADU, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Introductions 00:00 - Sarah Diamond introduces moderator David Maggs 01:22 - David Maggs introduces the panel 02:01 - Gaëtane Verna (The Power Plant) 02:34 - Christina Loewen (Opera.ca) 03:04 - Barry Hughson (National Ballet of Canada) 03:46 - Owais Lightwala (Why Not Theatre)
Discussion and Questions 04:52 - Question 1 - When we ask you about social impact in the arts, what is the gut reaction for everyone?
17:22 - Question 2 - How do the things in the AHRC Cultural Value Project report translate to what we're seeing in the Canadian context?
32:18 - Question 3 - Is there a level of vulnerability in trying to ask harder questions of yourself? In the effort to move from justifying your funding to really evaluating what you're doing, does it feel like an obvious transition or are there some obstacles in the way? What does it look like?