Owais Lightwala talks about how Toronto’s Why Not Theatre grew from a scrappy startup to an institution in their own right—which came with a greater responsibility to tackle some of Toronto theatres’s biggest challenges: space, childcare, and diversity.
The Future of Crowdfunding for Theatre Artists of Color
An online conference hosted by Advancing Arts Forward
Friday 1 March 2019
Advancing Arts Forward and HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the panel The Future of Crowdfunding for Theatre Artists of Color livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 1 March at 11:30 a.m. PST (San Francisco) / 1:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 2:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 7:30 p.m. UTC +0 (London).
David Howse in Conversation with Judith Batty and Reggie Browne
20 January 2019
David Howse, ArtsEmerson’s executive director, talks to two board chairs, Judith Batty of Arena Stage and Reggie Browne of McCarter Theatre, about diversifying audiences, philanthropy and fundraising, intern programs to cultivate new talent, and more.
Ira Gamerman reports on Australian playwright David Finnigan's new play Kill Climate Deniers that has been funded through an arts grant from the Australian government and called out as a waste of government arts spending although it hasn’t premeried yet.
Is there really no institution in 2014 that will sponsor an ongoing annual study of American women playwrights working in theater seasons around the country (and directors, producers, designers, for that matter)? What if there were a way to fund some sort of new national study, to formalize a precise methodology of what shows/seasons to count and when, and get an accurate assessment of what the gender equity percentages for women playwrights in the United States really are in 2014? If we can’t find an institution or university that will fund this (which seems a shame), is there a DIY way to organize an all-inclusive study that includes every region of the country? Can we pool our resources and do this?
P. Carl asks if the virtual connectedness of the twenty first century theater community can provide the place for artists to move beyond the brick and mortar settings of the current regional theater movement, and into greater creative freedom.
Conversation Advocating for the Arts at IETM Amsterdam Plenary Meeting 2016—Friday 15 April 2016
IETM’s Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam: Live Art in Digital Times presented the conversation Advocating for the Arts livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 15 April at 12:30-14:00 CEST (Amsterdam) / 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. BST (London) / 10:30-12:00 GMT / 6:30 a.m.-8 a.m. EDT (New York) / 13:30-15:00 EEST (Bucharest) / 16:00-18:30 IST (New Delhi) / 18:30-20:00 SGT (Singapore) / 19:30-21:00 JST (Tokyo) / 20:30-22:00 AEST (Sydney). You can join the discussions in the session by sending your questions and remarks on twitter with the hashtag #IETMAmsterdam.