CREATE in Public Space: Toronto Session #3 - Location & Scenography

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Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8

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What is public space? Why do artists choose to work in unconventional places? How do they use these spaces around the world? What kinds of legislation and technical characteristics do professionals have to take into account?

Join Art of Festivals for an informal and convivial Study Group meet-up to share our knowledge and ideas about art in the public space. There will be 4 Toronto sessions to complement CREATE IN PUBLIC SPACE, the free online course designed by FAI-AR (the French learning programme for artistic creation in public space) in partnerships with the European network IN SITU - read on for details!

STUDY GROUP BACKGROUND

Every Monday from 9th September, 1 hour of short videos will be released, featuring over 100 artists and projects, on 4 different themes:

Week 1 – Introduction to aesthetics, history and institutions
Week 2 – Specific dramaturgical issues
Week 3 – Site-visit and in situ writing methodology (this session)
Week 4 – Understanding issues related to the relationship with the audience

Art of Festivals - a ‘think-and-do’ consultancy for festivals and their ecology - is hosting a free weekly study group meet-up every Thursday between Sep 12 and Oct 3 (5-7pm) to come together, discuss the course content, hear perspectives and insights from leading local practitioners and, together, dream up the next wave of art in the public space in Toronto.

These sessions will be co-hosted by Creative Producers Bridget MacIntosh & Fanny Martin, with different special guests every week.

You don’t have to do the full course to participate, you don’t have to be there at 5pm sharp and you don’t have to come every week - this study group is an opportunity to form a community of practice, especially where performing arts, the built environment and participatory practices meet, so there are no rules, no fees, no barriers. Come if you can, when you can, bring a friend, and stay a bit longer for drinks after the session!

Please note that this registration is NOT for the online course - it is for the third of 4 weekly "in-person" sessions in Toronto to complement this course.

JOIN US!

- Sign up to the free online course CREATE IN PUBLIC SPACE (in EN or FR), starting 9th September
- Register here for this session to get reminders, notifications of location every week and special guests.
- Register for the next sessions! (see links below)

Where
For this third session, we'll meet at Harbourfront Centre, a large multidisciplinary arts centre by the lake, with many indoor and outdoor spaces to explore. Our check-in point is the Theatre / Powerplant lobby (check your emails for exact details!).

What next?
This is just the start! Together we can build an extraordinary community of practice to transform Toronto’s public spaces. Hop on board!

Sign up to the other sessions: Week 1 (Thu 12 Sep) // Week 2 (Thu 19 Sep) // Week 4 (Thu 3 Oct) (coming soon!)


(header image: Dominoes / Station House Opera)

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Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8

Canada

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