Navigating Community-Engaged Culture Planning And Strategy

Navigating Community-Engaged Culture Planning And Strategy

How are municipalities and other regional governments approaching culture planning and strategy? What trends are taking hold in how municipal and regional planners are approaching culture planning and culture service delivery? How have municipal cultural planning goals shifted? In this episode of At The Mic, Peter Lyman and Mila Dechef-Tweddle from Nordicity discuss their observations…

Challenging Consulting Norms and Hearing Communities’ Stories

Challenging Consulting Norms and Hearing Communities’ Stories

How do consultants work effectively with diverse and marginalized communities, especially those who may challenge consulting norms? How do they build meaningful relationships in order for authentic community voices and data to be gathered? In this episode of At The Mic, consultants and ACCA members, Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan and Annalee Adair discuss their approach to…

Making Space For Art And Culture, with Sabrina Richard and Christina Bagatavicius

Making Space For Art And Culture, with Sabrina Richard and Christina Bagatavicius

How do consultants and architects approach working with communities, arts organizations, and city builders to successfully develop or redevelop new cultural spaces? What are the true foundations of arts infrastructure and what’s next in the future of cultural planning? In this edition of AT THE MIC, we bring you a conversation about some essential contemporary…

Embracing Distinctiveness Through A Rural Arts Consulting Practice

Embracing Distinctiveness Through A Rural Arts Consulting Practice

Does working as an arts consultant with clients in a rural location differ in approach from working with clients in an urban setting? It can, yes. Rural and remote communities hold distinctive nuances that overlay a way of life to which arts sector development is not immune. Knowing what these nuances are and understanding how to both embrace and navigate them offers a path for stronger, webbed, resilient arts communities!

On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Wendy Vincent and Erika Beatty

On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Wendy Vincent and Erika Beatty

In this very first edition of AT THE MIC, we bring you a conversation on meaningful approaches to putting DEI practices into action with guest Wendy Vincent and moderator Erika Beatty. Wendy is a Toronto based PR and Media Relations expert with a specialization in equity based strategic communications delivery. As a seasoned professional with…