Networking 3: Making Space for the Arts

Skye and Ravi

Skye (Neighbourhood Arts Network) chats with Ravi (Sketch)

On Friday, July 23rd we had our third Networking Session.  The afternoon turned out to be a lot of fun with a lot of new contacts made and interesting discussions had.  The Networking Session took place in the auditorium at Mimico Branch Library in Etobicoke.  It’s always fun to get out and see parts of the city other than our Queen and Bathurst home.

The theme of this session was Making Space for the Arts.  Once we were assembled, we broke off into small groups to discuss space:  how to acquire more, what to do with the space we have, common stipulations that come with space, and how to make the best use of what we have.  The session included independent artists as well as representatives from organizations.

Kim and Heather

Kim (Art Starts) and Heather (Toronto Public Library)

Stephen (Stephen Caissie Photo) and Hitoshi (hello foto)

Susan (Toronto Arts Council) and Kim (Art Starts); Connelly (St. Clair Art Walk) as Startled Onlooker #1.

On the whole, we had a wide variety of voices and a lot of interesting input on the theme of space and also ideas for the future of the Neighbourhood Arts Network.  I hope to see all of you at our next session!

Images above are courtesy of Sarah Miller-Garvin

Sarah Miller-Garvin is the Neighbourhood Arts Network‘s Summer Assistant

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