Be a part of a conversation that leads to actionable change.

BeMused Network hosts regular roundtable events on specific topics to encourage face-to-face conversations around important challenges that the performing arts sector is facing today.

Come to learn more about BeMused Network and contribute your voice to our efforts to address the most pressing challenges confronting the performing arts.

UPDATE: Our September Roundable has been updated to be even better!

We are presenting our first roundtable in collaboration with Salon West, who are curating conversations about the arts by bringing politicians, community leaders, and artists to the same table. The roundtable focuses on the issue of art in public spaces. We will revisit the topic of sustainability in the arts later this fall.

Please note that this is now a ticketed event. BeMused Network members have a discounted price of $20, which includes food and drinks. Please RSVP below.

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The Bad, The Good and The Ugly: The Art of Public Spaces

Date & Time: September 26, 2014 (6-8:30pm)
Location: Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue)
Admission: Exclusive price of $20 for BeMused Network members (RSVP below)

From politics to public spaces, Toronto can be good, bad, and very very ugly. Everything in Toronto begins with public space. How our city looks can be a deeply divisive issue. The art of public spaces is not just a contentious aesthetic and historical issue, but an intensely political one. Whose Toronto will be reflected in its streets, buildings, and parks, and for how long?

Javid Jah, Graffiti Artist/Architect
Elle Alconcel, Curator from Daniels Spectrum
Ashley McKenzie-Barnes, MANIFESTO Visual Arts Director

6pm Doors open
7pm Panel and moderated Q&A
8pm Social

(Topic tabled for future date): What does sustainability in the arts look like?

Artists: what services and resources would enable you to attain your artistic and career goals?
Audiences: what are the missing links between you and local performing arts events?
Marketers/Managers: what support do you need to deliver better services in the performing arts?
Business owners: what business development opportunities are there in connection with the performing arts?