1:00PM / Breaking Ground: New Models of Engaging Audiences
Presented by Show Sponsor, AXA
In a city with a range of museums, galleries and events, how can new communities be engaged, or re-engaged, with the visual arts?
What grabs your attention? What makes you feel a part of your cultural community? How do you interact with art? These are some of the questions to which fairs and festivals, museums, galleries and our city representatives devote time, thought, and effort, as they seek to better understand their audiences. Join AXA for a discussion with participants working in Toronto’s arts and culture sector, as they explore related challenges as well as the creative solutions they are developing to draw new visitors. Discover how by considering the questions above, Toronto’s cultural communities are harnessing audience-building techniques in an exciting and shifting environment. Speakers include Emelie Chhangur, Interim Director/Curator, Art Gallery of York University, Jenn Goodwin, Programming Supervisor, Arts & Culture Services, City of Toronto, November Paynter, Director of Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and Ilana Shamoon, Director of Programming, Toronto Biennial of Art.