Event: Early Bird Rates Are Here to Stay for Staging Sustainability 2014, ArtsBuild Ontario

Great news – thanks to new support, Early Bird rates are here to stay for Staging Sustainability 2014: People. Planet. Profit. Performance.

February 3 – 4, with the opening reception on February 2 and pro-bono consultations with consultants and experts on February 5, in downtown Toronto

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Be part of the largest gathering of performing arts and sustainability experts in the world to focus on the future of performance and the planet. Programming includes plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops and trade show.

For artists, and artistic, organizational and technical leaders, it will be an unparalleled opportunity to network with peers and to learn about the latest money-saving practices and initiatives for arts facilities, reinventing how we make and tech shows, the changing roles of designers and programmers, creating a sustainable audience experience, and integrating innovation into often aging systems.

By participating in Staging Sustainability, you will come away with ideas and best practices to address important questions including:

  • How do you get started with changing your work when you’ve got no money to work with?
  • How can sustainable practices save money and other resources?
  • How are the social aspects of sustainability being considered in new work and the communities in which it is being made?
  • How do you integrate sustainability into the audience experience? How do we communicate about what we are doing?
  • How are presenters thinking about sustainability in their programming?

Speakers include:

  • Tim Cynova, deputy director of New York City’s non-profit Fractured Atlas, offers a template for building sustainable arts infrastructure
  • Tony Award-winning set designer Donyale Werle, a leader in sustainable design and activist with the Broadway Green Alliance
  • Australian artist and ecological design guru Tanja Beer, whose leading edge ideas include an edible performance space
  • Simon Brault, CEO, National Theatre School of Canada and author of No Culture, No Future
  • Harry Giles, Environment Officer for Festivals, Edinburgh
  • Alison Tickell, Founder and Director of UK’s renowned Julie’s Bicycle
  • Marie Zimmerman, Artistic Director of Guelph’s Hillside Festival


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