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In late May, the deaths of George Floyd in the United States and Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Canada, each at the hands of the police, provoked an international movement condemning anti-Black racism and police brutality. In the months since, Canadian police have also killed Chantel Moore, Rodney Levi, and Ejaz Choudry, reinforcing the calls for action […]

 

While Orchestras Canada serves a national network of Canadian orchestras, our office is on the treaty and traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg. We offer gratitude to the First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. We will honour those teachings. We are grieved by the anti-Black racist events in […]

 

Over the summer we’ll be visiting various members of the Canadian orchestral community – organizations and individuals who contribute to a thriving arts scene in Canada. If you want to write for us about your experience as an artist or arts administrator during the pandemic, get in touch with Katherine Carleton at katherine@oc.ca. A Report on […]

 

Research by Dave Hedlund Edited by OC Staff Over the summer we’ll be visiting various members of the Canadian orchestral community – organizations and individuals who contribute to a thriving arts scene in Canada. If you want to write for us about your experience as an artist or arts administrator during the pandemic, get in […]

 

Image: Timmins Symphony Orchestra, Credit: Karina Miki Douglas-Takayesu Download a template cover letter View this letter as a PDF Regarding the study of the recommendations relating to the Economic and Fiscal Update Act, 2020 and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on certain sectors of the economy – Culture and Heritage sector. Summary Ontario orchestras […]

 

In this digital “new normal,” how can orchestras monetize online performances to offer innovative programming while recreating the exclusivity and intimacy our patrons value in our concert hall performances? On July 6th, OC welcomed Lana Leprich (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra), Neil Middleton (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), and Tricia Baldwin (Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts) to […]

 

“Anchor institutions are enduring, place-based organizations that play a vital role in the social and economic success of their communities. Arts and culture organizations can take on the mantle of anchor institutions. Around the world, enduring enterprises including museums and performing arts centers, theater companies and community-based arts centers employ artists, engage companies, activate community, […]

 

Even though our concert halls are closed, staying on our patrons’ minds is critical as the sector positions itself for reopening. As part of Orchestras Canada’s Re-launch online learning series, we welcomed Bob Harlow to present on what strategic audience engagement might look like right now, and how orchestras might target their current efforts to specific audiences […]