Community Arts Canopy Town Hall

Community Arts and Digital Practice During COVID | November 7, 2022

Community Arts Canopy Town Hall

Last year, Toronto Arts Foundation worked with East End Arts and Nordicity to investigate the dynamic shift to digital and virtual spaces for Community Arts (CA) organizations, practitioners, and Local Arts Service Organizations (LASOs) in Toronto.

This project aimed to assess the effectiveness of strategies and practices that we've all been using in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges/barriers that we have encountered in moving to virtual models. The report highlights tools and supports that could help strengthen the abilities of Community Arts organizations and practitioners to serve their communities virtually, even as we've returned to in-person programming.

Monday November 7th, 2022
10am to 1pm via Zoom


Who is this session for?

  • Community Arts Organizations, Service Organizations and Workers
  • Community Arts Practitioners and Facilitators 

What can I expect?
At the Townhall we'll hear about this report, hear from the City of Toronto about the status of their Community Development Review and later have a chance to brainstorm and share best practices in supportive and safe breakout rooms. You can view the full Nordicity Report HERE

Breakout Room Themes

  • How to succeed in delivering hybrid programming- Bring your ideas and success stories to this learning circle.
  • How to cultivate digital knowledge and expertise- Join a discussion about how to create a digital mindset.
  • How to plan for digital delivery- Understand the scope of work necessary for hybrid delivery.
  • How to pay for digital programming resources- Share insights into the funding opportunities and challenges for digital programming.
  • How to measure digital programming impacts- Discuss strategies for reaching your digital goals.

Please select your top 2 breakout room topics when registering, we will try our best to place you in your top choice! 

Are you interested in attending? Come and join other community arts organizations, arts workers, LASO Organizations and community members to discuss ideas on how we can best serve our communities, virtually as we trickle back into in-person programming!

We are eager to hear from all of you. Please forward this to any other Community Arts Workers and Practitioners who you think we might have missed, your colleagues and staff. 

Yours in Community Arts, 

The Community Arts Canopy

(Arts Etobicoke, Art Starts, East End Arts, Jumblies, Lakeshore Arts, Neighbourhood Arts Network, North York Arts, Scarborough Arts, Sketch, UrbanArts)