SURVIVOR 101: FOR COMMUNITY ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
A Cultural Café and Think Tank for the Future
DATE: Thursday, November 22nd
TIME: 9:00am – 3:00pm
LOCATION: The Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster (Columbia Skytrain Station)
ADMISSION: $20 per person* (includes morning refreshments and lunch). Registration is limited to 150 people and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Only online registrations will be accepted. There will be no at-the-door registrations on the day of the event: http://www.rsvpbook.com/survivor101
Community arts organizations come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small one-person operations. Others may be larger and have boards and advisory committees. Some have staff while others are volunteer run. Some have been around a long time. Others are just getting started… Wherever your organization is on this spectrum, some basic questions about survival and sustainability come up.
- How do we stay relevant during changing times in our society?
- Who is our audience, and what are some new ways to reach them?
- How do we maximize our revenue streams in today’s competitive cultural marketplace?
- In essence, how can we not only survive but thrive into the future?
The Regional Cultural Development Advisory Committee, and Metro Vancouver, would like to invite you to participate in a one-day cultural “world café” style session where these questions and others will stimulate discussion. This is a networking opportunity to share information on the state of Lower Mainland community arts organizations today, with a look toward developing sustainable models for tomorrow.
At the end of the session, your input will help foster a series of regional workshops which will explore solutions to these issues. Learn more about the day’s programming: http://www.metrovancouver.org/region/Survivor101/Pages/default.aspx