WHEN: May 8, 2009 – Charlottetown – PEI
The Cultural Human Resources Sector Council is inviting interested parties to the second annual forum for PEI’s cultural sector to be held at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on May 8, 2009. The Business of Culture will feature a full day of workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities and an exciting presentation by Hill Strategies Research. Topics to be discussed include the connections between culture and tourism, grant-writing, mentorship and training opportunities. Cultural professionals of all ages and disciplines will be on hand to exchange ideas, answer questions and share information.
The Confederation Centre of the Arts was chosen as the conference venue because of its history and relevance to the cultural sector. The Centre was founded in 1964 as Canada’s National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation and showcases the best in the Canadian visual and performing arts. It is a place where our country’s history and multicultural character is celebrated, and where the talents of its people are nurtured and showcased. It is an ideal setting for the event.
Attendance at the forum is open to representatives of all cultural disciplines. Organizers hope to see people from the craft, film and television, live performing arts, museums, archives, libraries and heritage, music, new media, visual arts, and writing and publishing sectors in attendance in order to strengthen the multi-disciplinary nature of the event. This is a free event and lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required.
As part of the 2009 forum an ArtSmash will take place at 7 pm Thursday, May 8. ArtSmash is an interactive event that presents a mix of creative innovators who share the how-to behind cool projects and initiatives. This event is brought to you by the Cultural Sector Council, the Confederation Centre of the Arts and the Emerging Arts Professional Network. More information about this event will be available on the CHRSC website.
If you wish to participate in Cultural Forum 2009: The Business of Culture, please submit the attached registration form registration-form_2009 by fax at 902-367-4463, before April 20, 2009. You may also email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ or call our office at 367-4460 with your registration details. A draft outline of the programme, which will be updated regularly, as well as more detailed information about the CHRSC, is available on the CHRSC web site (www.peiculture.ca).