Polyphonic Ground presents: Setting the Stage: A Conversation on Mentoring Musicians
Setting the Stage: A Conversation on Mentoring Musicians
Mentorship plays a critical role in Toronto's music scene, especially for diverse, emerging, and underrepresented artists. Join us April 23 @ 6pm at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St W) to hear from some of the local individuals and organizations who foster and mentor emerging musicians and arts workers. "Setting the Stage" will focus on what has been effective in enhancing opportunities for the next generation of musicians while also looking at challenges faced while performing this valuable work. What resources, conditions and opportunities could make such work more effective? Panelists include: Aerin Fogel (Venus Fest), Ruben "Beny" Esguerra (Rhyme N Reason), Cindy Li (Work In Progress / It's Not U It's Me), Kritty Uranowski (No Mean City Collective), Nadine McNulty (Batuki Music Society) and Randall Adjei (R.I.S.E). Moderated by Kaya Pino and facilitated by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO).
Involved in mentorship? Great! Tell us about your experiences, insights, questions and possible strategies for change by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Polyphonic Ground Conversations
The lack of gender and cultural pluralism reflected by the larger Toronto music industry has been a hot topic of late. Ad hoc conversations around these issues have taken place at recent panels and forums focused on topics such as venue closures, noise bylaws, the media etc. However, there have been few opportunities to work together to build new models for music in Toronto and to explore how inequities can be addressed.
Small World Music and Polyphonic Ground, in partnership with Lula Music & Arts Centre, MusicOntario, City of Toronto, Music Canada Live and Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) will host a series of industry events to tackle these big topics about diversity in the live music industry. At these events, we want to hear from you about your experiences, insights, questions and possible strategies for change.
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Terms & Conditions
The organizers wish to provide safe space for respectful and inclusive conversation. By attending our event, you agree to: Respectfully listen and participate in the conversation. Be positive, non-judgmental and open to new ideas. Respect all participants regardless of their cultural heritage, creed, sexual orientation, age, gender etc.