Diversity: a rolling national discussion - Audience Engagement

Juliet Palmer
Diversity: a rolling national discussion - Audience Engagement
Open Space
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:30 pm

On Sunday March 26 at 2:30 p.m., Open Space hosts the second session of Canadian New Music Network's National Rolling Conversation on diversity. This session is led jointly by France Trépanier (Aboriginal Curator, Open Space), Rachel Iwaasa (Director of Development, Pride in Art Society), Juliet Palmer (Artistic Director, Urbanvessel), and moderated by Christopher Reiche Boucher (New Music Coordinator,Open Space).
All are welcome to attend regardless of background, experience, artistic discipline, or where you live (you can participate in person or catch the live stream online through Facebook Live at CNMN's Facebook page). This conversation will be of particular interest to those seeking to engage with diverse audiences. It will be welcoming and inviting, and you’ll have opportunities to ask questions and be part of the discussion.
About this session’s topic – Audience Engagement
As new music practitioners we engage with audience, and potential audience, continuously -- from sending out the first notice, through our shared concert experience, to our continued relationship. While encouraging wide ranging discussion, the Victoria session of CNMN’s Rolling National Conversation on Diversity will delve particularly into the effort to deepen existing relationships, and to expand into communities presently untouched by our performances. We will examine current practices and how they tend to settle into methods and means that result in the same set of people coming out time after time. Do we justify this state of affairs by claiming that this is our “community”? If so, how might we define our community differently to encourage more inclusivity? And for the audience we do attract, how might we engage them more fully?
Visit the Canadian New Music Network's online hub for full project info and a full report on the January session in Halifax (Communicating) as well as information about the upcoming session in Montreal in May.
Open Space is located at 510 Fort St. 2nd Floor Victoria, BC and respectfully acknowledges that it sits on unceded Lekwungen territory. 
Program and Event Sponsors: Canada Council for the Arts, SOCAN Foundation, British Columbia Arts Council, BC Community Gaming Grants, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Victoria Foundation, CFUV 101.9, Canadian New Music Network.
CNMN acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters / RCMN reconnaît l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.