Polyphonic Ground Presents: Inclusive Practices in Programming Part 1: Musicians Workshop
Are you struggling to break through to programmers in Toronto? Share your experiences and insights in trying to secure gigs. Indigenous, racialized and other diverse musicians, music managers and agents of all styles are welcome to join us on October 16th. We want to know what barriers you are facing, what is working when you do get gigs, and develop strategies to promote change for your fellow musicians. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in this facilitated group discussion - so, please come ready to share your stories, ideas, and listen to each other. This discussion will be used to devise strategies to encourage more inclusive programming practices with Toronto promoters & venues. This workshop is a safe space for anyone identifying as Indigenous, racialized (i.e., people of colour), the deaf, disabled and mad, LGBQT2 and others who self-identify as marginalized. Space is limited so please register early. This Musician Workshop is part 1 of 3 in a series of events hosted by Polyphonic Ground to address challenges in implementing inclusive practices in live music programming. Facilitated by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) and Bandana Singh
About CPAMO Initiated in 2009, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) is a movement of Indigenous and racialized artists engaged in empowering the arts communities of Ontario. CPAMO seeks to open opportunities for Indigenous and racialized professionals and organizations to build capacity through access and working relationships with cultural institutions across Ontario that will result in constructive relationships with Indigenous and racialized professionals and organizations. https://cpamo.org About Bandana Singh With have ten years of experience in developing and managing creative projects, Bandana has had the chance to work across a broad spectrum of creative organizations including commercial, non-profit and community based spaces. She is both a musician in her own right with Sing Bandana Singh and a facilitator for Culture Leap. Currently pursuing her MS at Parsons College of Design Studies, she is researching new business models for collaborative artistic practice. How can artists make a livelihood in the new economy, not on a case-by-case basis, but at scale?