Conference 2019: Small Budget Orchestra Day

9am – 10am Check-in, coffee and snacks

Enter by the Stage Door on Queen Elizabeth Drive for Rehearsal Hall B. Coffee break sponsored by Honens.

10am – 2pm Small Budget Orchestra Sessions, Rossy Pavilion
  • 10am: Welcome and round table introductions
  • 10:30am: Show Me The Money! Busting Myths and Customizing Your Fund- Raising Strategy. Jerry Smith, General Manager, First Stage Arts Consultants.
  • 11am: Avoiding Disaster: Seven things to watch out for. Steve Smith, Statistician, Orchestras Canada
  • 12pm: Lunch and networking, Rehearsal Hall B
  • 12:45pm: What makes a great funding proposal? Q and A with a special guest who has seen a lot of them!
  • 1:15pm: HR on a dime: finding the people to do the work. Jeanne LeSage, LeSage Arts.
  • 1:45pm: Wrap up and thanks
2pm – 4pm: Breakout Sessions by Topic. Designing 21st Century…
4pm – 4:30pm: Coffee Break, Rehearsal Hall B

Sponsored by Dean Artists Management.

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Arts Data You Can Use, Rehearsal Hall A

Aimé Dontigny and Alexis Andrew (Canada Council for the Arts) present a report on the Canada Council’s recent research relevant to orchestras. Highlights will include a presentation of the Council’s recent analysis of Canadian orchestra trends; an introduction to the Council’s work on the qualitative impact of the arts; and an overview of the Council’s pilot survey of the demographic composition of Canadian artistic institutions’ employees and boards.

Simultaneous interpretation for this session is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Evening: Optional participation (own cost) in one of the following. Registration for these activities is now closed
  • 6:30pm: Indigenous Walking Tour: Monuments of Parliament Hill (Leaving from the National Arts Centre. Cost: $20 per person, to be paid in cash to the host on the night.
  • 6:30pm: OrKidstra End of Season Concert (Dominion-Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper Street). Cost: free, but do register!
  • 6:45pm: Prix fixe 3-course Dinner at Le Café (National Arts Centre). Cost: $50 per person plus tax, tip and beverages.
9pm A conversation over drinks, hosted by OC’s Advoacy Committee

Next steps for Canadian orchestras in federal advocacy. Metropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex St.