It's the final week to register for our June 9 conference, re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016, at early bird registration rates! Purchase your ticket by Sunday, May 15 to save.
The conference focuses on emerging leadership in all cultural disciplines and sectors. Join us for some dynamic conversations across the spectrum of career stages, from founder/pioneer through mid-career and just beginning, as we discover what each has to teach and learn from the others. Program details below!
Addressing these themes will be our guest keynote speaker Emiko Ono, a program officer with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program. Ms. Ono is the author of a recently released study, “Moving Arts Leadership Forward: A Changing Landscape”, which tackles head-on many of the issues we will discussing at re:generation. You can find her report here.
Among the key findings the report examines are:
- Higher educational attainment among emerging arts leaders, coupled with higher debt levels, are creating greater demand earlier in individuals’ careers for sustainable compensation;
- Degree programs and certifications in arts administration and nonprofit management now produce more formally trained early-career arts leaders;
- Economic pressures have contributed to long-term leaders’ decisions to defer retirement;
- With late-career leaders staying in their positions longer and greater numbers of early-career leaders entering the workforce, there are more cross-generational workplaces and distinct work styles;
- Rapid demographic change has created unprecedented diversity, but this diversity is not yet represented in the executive and board leadership of the nonprofit arts sector.
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
The Alliance’s annual conference traditionally opens with a session titled “What We Have Learned” where we hear report-backs from other recent conferences and initiatives.
This year at re:generation we will begin with four brief presentations:
- Gillian Wood, executive director of the Arts and Cultural Development Branch in the BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, will offer an update on the Ministry's Creative Economy Strategy;
- PuSh International Performing Arts Festival managing director Roxanne Duncan will report on a recent Canadian Arts Summit panel discussion on “Emerging Leadership Practices”;
- Liz Shorten, managing vice-president of the B.C. Producers Branch (B.C. Branch) of the Canadian Media Producers Association, will bring us up to speed on the Cultural Human Resources Council’s recently launched two-year project, “Preparing For Succession;” and
- Actor and arts administration intern Mitchell Saddleback will share reflections on his mentorship experience withMISCELLANEOUS Productions.
Setting the stage for a day of deep thinking and lively conversations will be a morning panel discussion focusing on the twin themes of "Engagement & Support" and "Transition & Legacy."
Taking part in this conversation, moderated by BC arts and culture opposition critic Spencer Chandra Herbert, will be:Vancouver WritersFest founder Alma Lee; SFU Woodward’s cultural unit director Howard R. Jang; South Asian Arts Society artistic director Rohit Chokhani; and Creative BC CEO Prem Gill; joined by Mitchell Saddleback and Roxanne Duncan.
Following the morning presentations and panel discussions we will enjoy a catered lunch in the spacious Anvil Centre atrium and then take part in an afternoon of breakout group conversations as we explore more deeply the issues raised during the morning.
See the list of Dialogue Leaders who will facilitate those breakout sessions on our Presenters and Panelists page.
We'll close the day with a networking reception (cash bar) at nearby restaurant, El Santo. Plan to join us!
Visit the conference page for full information: allianceforarts.com/conferences