Polyphonic Ground Conversations: Part 1 — Inclusive Programming for Musicians
Are you a musician struggling to break through to Toronto programmers?
Indigenous, racialized and other diverse musicians, music managers and agents of all styles are welcome to join us on October 16th. We want to know what barriers you are facing, what is working when you do get gigs, and develop strategies to promote change for your fellow musicians.
Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in this facilitated group discussion — so, please come ready to share your stories, ideas, and listen to each other. This discussion will be used to devise strategies to encourage more inclusive programming practices with Toronto promoters & venues.
This workshop is a safe space for anyone identifying as Indigenous, racialized (i.e., people of colour), the deaf, disabled and mad, LGBQT2 and others who self-identify as marginalized.
Space is limited for this FREE event so please register early to secure your spot.
Light refreshments and child care are provided.
This Musician Workshop is part 1 of 3 in a series of events hosted by Polyphonic Ground to address challenges in implementing inclusive practices in live music programming.
Facilitated by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) and Bandana Singh.
=== About CPAMO ===
Initiated in 2009, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) is a movement of Indigenous and racialized artists engaged in empowering the arts communities of Ontario. CPAMO seeks to open opportunities for Indigenous and racialized professionals and organizations to build capacity through access and working relationships with cultural institutions across Ontario that will result in constructive relationships with Indigenous and racialized professionals and organizations. cpamo.org
KEVIN A.ORMSBY Program Manager of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO), Kevin is also Artistic Director of KasheDance and a Arts Marketing Consultant. His interests range from facilitation, strategic development, advocacy, writing and education. He has worked with various companies and on projects in the Caribbean, Canada, and United States.
=== About Bandana Singh ===
With ten years experience in developing and managing creative projects, Bandana has had the chance to work across a broad spectrum of creative organizations including commercial, non-profit and community based spaces. She is both a musician in her own right with Sing Bandana Singh and a facilitator for Culture Leap.
Currently pursuing her MS at Parsons College of Design Studies, she is researching new business models for collaborative artistic practice. How can artists make a livelihood in the new economy, not on a case-by-case basis, but at scale?