Learning Organizations – an update

There has been a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes work going on with STAF* and Why Not Theatre’s Riser Project over the summer months: the work that is the subject of this Means of Production study included intensive planning meetings (curriculum development for the Artist Producer Training Program (APT) and “lateral mentorship” discussions with resident companies at STAF, for example), selection processes for … Continue reading Learning Organizations – an update

Summer reading list suggestions

One part of the Means of Production research and evaluation project is a thorough review of existing materials. This review began in earnest in May 2015, beginning with internal documents from both of the primary subject organizations, Why Not Theatre and STAF*. In order to place that information within a larger context, a concurrent review of recent research related to the performing … Continue reading Summer reading list suggestions

An introduction to shared platforms

If the concept of “shared platform” organizational models in the arts  is new to you, this article I wrote for Spiderwebshow’s ‪#‎CdnCult‬ Times May 2015 edition could provide a worthwhile introduction. If you want to know even more, please feel free to take a look at the Means of Production working bibliography of related research, tools and materials, and return to this site … Continue reading An introduction to shared platforms

Announcing a research and evaluation study

…and the start of a process of dealing with lightning -“bottling” it (sustaining and supporting creativity in new and powerful ways), and understanding enough about effect and impact to direct it to strike twice (and beyond). A new two-year study (May 2015 – April 2017) has been launched to evaluate two collaborative ventures in Toronto’s theatre sector – specifically, a community … Continue reading Announcing a research and evaluation study