APASO Toronto 2012

TAPA is pleased to be hosting the APASO Toronto 2012 Conference from Wednesday, April 11 to Saturday, April 14, 2012.

APASO is targeted to arts service organizations, however we are pleased to open some sessions at APASO Toronto 2012 to other organizations and to YOU the TAPA Membership! Specifically you are invited to register to attend the Keynote with Simon Brault O.C., CEO, National Theatre School of Canada and the Plenary luncheon with Tim Jones President, CEO, Artscape.

Keynote with Simon Brault
Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 9:15am to 10:45am
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Center.
The registration fee is $56.50 incl HST

Plenary Lunch with Tim Jones
Friday April 13 from 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Hart House, University of Toronto.
The registration fee which includes a buffet lunch is $56.50 incl HST

Would you like to attend both the Keynote and Plenary Lunch?
The registration fee to attend both the Key Note and Plenary Lunch is $113.00 incl HST

The registration deadline is Monday April 2, 2012 by 12 Noon.


If you have any questions or any registration challenges, please contact Alexis Da Silva-Powell, TAPA’s Corporate Partnerships and Membership Manager directly at alexisdsp@tapa.ca.

Simon Brault: No Culture No Future
Simon Brault was named the National Theatre School’s CEO in 2008 and has held several key administrative positions with the NTS since 1981. He is Vice‐Chair of the Canada Council, an Officer of the Order of Canada, an Officier de l’Ordre national du Québec, a Fellow of the CGA, and a recipient of the Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership.

Synopsis: No Culture, No Future by Simon Brault: “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits,” proclaims the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Simon Brault takes these words to heart and goes one step further. In No Culture, No Future, he establishes that arts are not just a right but a necessity. A longtime advocate of the arts in Montreal, Brault has taken action to re-establish that city as one of the most culturally accomplished communities in Canada. No Culture, No Future is part of his campaign to convince the people and governments of cities across Canada that investment in the arts benefits all citizens.

Keynote Description:
The idea of the arts as a distinct and separate sector of society became embedded in western consciousness early in the 19th century, and many of our arts organizations still operate on a 19th century business model. But as we advance into the 21st century, we can observe signs of a change of attitude. There is an urgent need to reconcile the notion of arts and culture as a specific sector of the economy with the notion of arts and culture as en essential dimension of your individual and collective lives. This is where our future lies.

If you have not already read Mr. Brault’s book, No Culture, No Future, there will be copies on sale at the APASO conference.

Tim Jones of Artscape: Advancing the Arts in a Low-Growth Economy

Tim Jones is a champion for the role that the arts play in transforming cities and communities. Under his direction as President and CEO since 1998, Artscape has grown from a Toronto-based affordable studio provider to an internationally recognized leader in city-building through the arts. In Toronto, Tim has played a catalytic role in the redevelopment of the Distillery District and galvanized the vision, interest and investment to create Artscape Gibraltar Point and the award-winning Artscape Wychwood Barns. In Canada and abroad, Tim acts as a consultant and advisor on projects, policy and initiatives and speaks at more than 20 conferences and events each year. He and his colleagues at Artscape are passionately committed to exchanging knowledge with others on how arts, culture and creativity can help make our world more livable, sustainable, and prosperous.

Plenary Description:
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis with many economists predicting an extended period of slow growth ahead, are the glory days of the arts winding down or are we on the precipice of a bold new future? In this lunchtime keynote, Artscape President and CEO Tim Jones will discuss the ramifications of a low-growth economy for the arts and offer a three-part prescription for their future. Tim will make the case that by re-booting culture-sector advocacy, re-thinking creative sector entrepreneurship and re-inventing capitalism through a shared-value approach, the arts can help lead the way to a new era of creativity and prosperity.