March 4, 2021
Arts Chats #1: Shifting to Digital, Obscuring Equity
The forced shift to digital content delivery in the arts challenged ongoing efforts to address equity in the sector. In our first session, our panelists will discuss equity in light of the shift to digital, steps that they see being taken to address equity in the sector and gaps that still exist.
Moderator: Ravi Jain Toronto-based stage director Ravi Jain is a multi-award-winning artist known for making politically bold and accessible theatrical experiences in both small indie productions and large theatres. As the founding Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre, Ravi has established himself as an artistic leader for his inventive productions, international producing/collaborations and innovative producing models, which are aimed to better support emerging artists to make money from their art.
As part of Toronto Arts Foundation’s ongoing research into the importance of the arts in city and community building, Arts Chats brings together a diverse array of speakers from a variety of disciplines throughout the month of March to discuss timely and understudied issues that affect them, their practice and the impacts of their work. These discussions will help guide the Foundation’s research strategy towards better supporting advocacy, programming and community building efforts across Toronto and throughout the arts sector as a whole. We want to go beyond the conditions of creating and working in the arts during the pandemic to instead use our current context as a lens through which to understand long standing problems in the sector.
Registration is required. Please note that ASL interpretation will be provided for this session. Should you have other accessibility needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by February 25, 2021.