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Canadian
Arts Summit
April 16 – 18 2020 | Banff, Alberta
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Kinnear Centre & Max Bell Building

1:00 pm

Registration (ongoing)


3:00 pm

Peer to Peer Sessions 

  • A series of peer to peer discussions for Artistic Directors, Executive Directors, Board Chairs, Executive Leadership program participants and funders.

5:30 pm

Walter Phillips Gallery

Opening Cocktail Reception


Husky Hall 103 & 105, Kinnear Centre

9:00 am

Husky Hall 103/105, Kinnear Centre

Welcome: Land acknowledge and a message

  • Lexi McKinnon,
    Associate Director, Indigenous Leadership and Management, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

9:15 am

Husky Hall 103/105, Kinnear Centre

Fleck Keynote Address:

Collective Action

Climate Change and how Canada’s cultural sector can and is responding to this challenge to create a more sustainable ecosystem.

Speaker

Marina Melanidis, 24- year old Founder & Partnerships Director, Canada, Youth4Change


9:40 am

Husky Hall 103/105

Moderated discussion

Moderated discussion with panelists sharing case study and best practices

Panelists:

  • Dr. Ben Twist, Creative Carbon Scotland
  • Philippe Tortell, Professor of Oceanography, UBC & Head of the UBC Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science 
  • Anita Gaffney, Executive Director, Stratford Festival
  • Ann Duffy, Sustainability Expert

10:40 am

Break


11:00 am

Husky Hall 103/105

Breakout Sessions

  • Facilitated breakout sessions on the theme of climate change and collective action by the arts sector.

12:00 pm

Husky Hall 103/105, Kinnear Centre

To be determined


12:30 pm

Vistas Dining Room

Lunch


2:00 pm

Husky Hall 103/105, Kinnear Centre

Advocacy Panel

State of the Arts Union

  • Tara Mazurk, Senior Consultant, Global Public Affairs

Response Panel: 

  • Janet Yale, Special Advisor, Cultural Policy Advisory Panel

4:00 pm

End of Program Day


6:00 pm

Husky Hall 103/105, Kinnear Centre

Summit Reception


7:00 pm

Husky Hall 103/105, Kinnear Centre

Summit Dinner


Evening Performance

Philippe Tortell, Professor of Oceanography, is the co-creator of Earth Symphony based on the sounds of the ocean. This symphony will have its world premier in Vancouver on April 17. We have arranged a live simulcast at Banff for that evening, hosted by Phillipe.


Kinnear Centre 201, 203, 205

9:00 am

Kinnear Centre 201, 203, 205

Welcome: Land acknowledgement


9:15 am

Kinnear Centre 201, 203, 205

Cultural Shifts

As arts leaders, what is our role in community development and engagement? We will share examples of different approaches to community engagement across sectors/regions and examples of bold and transformational leadership in the cultural sector.

Speaker:

  • Alicia Adams, Vice President, International Programming, Kennedy Center

10:15 am

Break


10:30 am

Kinnear Centre 201, 203, 205

Case Studies and Wise Practices 

Case studies and wise practices from transformational leaders in Canada and internationally on their individual approaches to navigating cultural shifts across sectors/regions and their lessons learned along the way. This will be followed by a moderated panel discussion.

Speakers:

  • Sasha Suda, director, National Gallery of Canada
  • Diane Ragsdale, faculty director of the Cultural Leadership Program at Banff Centre
  • Deadria Harrington, founder and artistic director, The Movement Theatre, New York City
  • Jason Baerg, Indigenous curator, educator and artist
  • Ry Moran, director of National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Moderator: 

Irfhan Rawji, Chair, Glenbow Museum 


12:15 pm

Vistas Dining Room

Lunch


1:30 pm

The Art of Board Governance

Kinnear Centre 201, 203, 205

David Beatty, ED of the David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, Rotman School of Management share findings from a short survey of Summit delegates on the current governance practices among Summit organizations, as well as opportunities for improvement and areas of potential challenge to address.   

Findings will be followed by a panel discussion and larger breakout sessions.


3:00 pm

Succession Planning in the Arts

Kinnear Centre 201, 203, 205

Moderator: 

  • Michele Maheux

Panelists: 

  • Bruce Munro Wright, former chair Ballet BC

4:00 pm

Peer to Peer: Walk and Talk Sessions

For these sessions, we’ll encourage attendees to go outside and use the space and beautiful backdrop of Banff for the discussions. These sessions will be a series of self-organized peer to peer discussions for artistic directors, executive directors, board chairs, leadership fellows and funders


5:00 pm

End of Program Day


6:00 pm

Rolston Recital Hall

Closing Reception and Dinner


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