Project: The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance is looking for 6 artists of various disciplines to participate in its next Toronto Summit, February 10 and 11, 2011. Every four years, this major regional gathering of leaders from business, labour, academics, non-profit, volunteer and government sectors, come together to consider current challenges and opportunities facing the Toronto region and inspire ground-breaking thinking about how to respond to them. Past outcomes of these summits have led to:
- Affordable Housing Coalition
- The Luminato Festival
- Greening Greater Toronto,
Items on the 2011 agenda are listed below. These are areas artists excel at providing a new perspective and where the creative sector can play a role in helping others to understand our city and envision a better Toronto.
- Towards a New Model of Economic Cooperation
- Keeping on Track: Moving The Big Move Forward
- Housing for Everyone: An Affordable Housing Agenda
- Labour Markets & Labour Force Readiness
- Return on Investment: The Value of Diversity in Leadership
- Youth Engagement: The Pan/ParaPan Am Opportunity
- Arts & Culture: Vision and Value through New Collaborations
- Every Place Matters: Investing in Complete Neighbourhoods and Communities
- Income Security: Collective Responses for a Prosperous Toronto
- Making Immigration Policy, Economic Growth and Social Development work for the Toronto Region
- Flourish through Environmental Action and Innovation
- Economic Cluster Strategy: Matching Capital to Innovation
Availability: Artists must be available 8am – 5pm, February 10 and 11, 2011. Some flexibility may be negotiated.
Event: Organizers are looking for 6 “Artistic Interpreters” to participate in the two-day Summit. Selected artists would take in panel discussions and sit-in on round tables, absorbing the themes, ideas, and discussions, and contributing to the discussion as appropriate. Each artist will be given a small area in the lobby in which to activate and interpret the discussion and inspire new approaches. At various points throughout the day artists will be invited to activate their space. Any artistic discipline that can be created on site and publicly shared is welcomed: visual artists, spoken-word performers, dancers, musicians, photographers,
videographers, etc. Artists are expected to provide all materials they require. On February 10, artists might help us gain a new perspective on the challenges being discussed. On February 11, artists might provide their own unique vision of what Toronto could be.
Benefits: Selected artists will receive a full access pass to participate in the two-day Summit, where attendance is by invitation only. Participants will be able to build networks and share their talents with many of the Toronto region’s leaders in business, labour, academic, government, cultural and not-for-profit sectors. Lunch will be provided on each day. A small honorarium will be discussed.
How to Apply: Please provide the following information electronically by 5:00pm – February 4, 2011, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit: Civicaction.ca
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Artistic discipline/describe what you do:
Briefly outline your training / artistic experience (200 words):
In your opinion, the biggest challenge facing the GTA:
One idea to make the city a better place:
Optional – please feel free to send web links or attachments of samples of your work: