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Diversity: a rolling national discussion - Audience Engagement

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

On Sunday March 26 at 2:30 p.m., Open Space hosts the second session of Canadian New Music Network's National Rolling Conversation on diversity. This session is led jointly by France Trépanier (Aboriginal Curator, Open Space), Rachel Iwaasa (Director of Development, Pride in Art Society), Juliet Palmer (Artistic Director, Urbanvessel), and moderated by Christopher Reiche Boucher (New Music Coordinator,Open Space).

All are welcome to attend regardless of background, experience, artistic discipline, or where you live (you can participate in person or catch the live stream online through Facebook Live at CNMN's Facebook page). This conversation will be of particular interest to those seeking to engage with diverse audiences. It will be welcoming and inviting, and you’ll have opportunities to ask questions and be part of the discussion.

About this session’s topic – Audience Engagement

As new music practitioners we engage with audience, and potential audience, continuously -- from sending out the first notice, through our shared concert experience, to our continued relationship. While encouraging wide ranging discussion, the Victoria session of CNMN’s Rolling National Conversation on Diversity will delve particularly into the effort to deepen existing relationships, and to expand into communities presently untouched by our performances. We will examine current practices and how they tend to settle into methods and means that result in the same set of people coming out time after time. Do we justify this state of affairs by claiming that this is our “community”? If so, how might we define our community differently to encourage more inclusivity? And for the audience we do attract, how might we engage them more fully?

Cost to Attend: 
By donation
Contact Person: 
Open Space


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