At a Glance

Thursday, October 27

11:00 am – 6:00 pm              Registration

2:00 – 4:00 pm                       SPARCing Café: Creative Exchange

4:00 – 4:45 pm                       Interactive Network Communications Platform

(The SPARC Has Been Lit)

4:45 – 5:00 pm                       SPARCing Café Closing

6:00 – 7:30 pm                       Dinner (on your own – not really, go with friends!)

7:30 – 10:00 pm                     Welcome Reception & Open Stage Performances

(Wine, local craft beers, light snacks & networking)

Welcome: Murray Fearrey, Reeve, Dysart et al (invited)

Ontario Trillium Foundation Recognition:

Laurie Scott, MPP, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

OTF Review Team volunteer, tbc

Friday, October 28

7:30 am – 5:00 pm               Registration

8:00  – 8:45 am                      Light Breakfast & Refreshments & Open Stage Performances (Curated)

8:45 am                                   Opening Ceremonies:

               Carol Moffatt, Warden, Haliburton County

9:00 – 10:30 am                     Welcome & Opening Plenary:

The Curation Transformation: Conscious Community Creation

10:30 – 11:00 am                   Refreshment Break & SPARC Interactive Network Station

11:00 am – 12:30 pm            Concurrent Sessions

F1             Mentorship – Sparking the Next Generation of Leaders in the Arts
F2             Common Threads, Common Shreds and Common Vision
F3             The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Funding Policies for the Performing Arts in Rural Communities
F4             Crowdfunding Your Artistic Project
F5             Public Performance, Community HEART

12:30 – 2:00 pm                     Lunch & last half hour SPARC Interactive Network Station

       Informal Networking lunch with members of the funders panel (F3)

2:00 – 3:30 pm                       Concurrent Sessions

F6               Spontaneous Performance Action Response Community (SPARC)
F7               Deepening Sense of Belonging Through Arts and Culture
F8               Cultural Bridges & Inclusivity
F9               Making Rural Theatre: Coast to Coast Companies Conversing
F10             Assessing & Fine-tuning Your Rural Arts ‘Marketing System’

3:30 – 4:00 pm                       Refreshment Break & SPARC Interactive Network Station

4:00 – 5:00 pm                       Plenary: Highlights & Insights

6:00 – 7:30 pm                       Dinner (on your own – not really, go with friends!)

7:30 pm                                   Film Screening: The Rocky Horror Picture Show    

By donation for “prop bag”; proceeds to Point in Time LGBTQS Youth Performing Arts Bursary

Saturday, October 29

7:30 am – 5:00 pm                Registration

8:00 – 8:45 am                       Light Breakfast & Refreshments

8:15 – 9:00 am                       Open Stage Performances (Curated)

9:00 – 10:30 am                     Plenary:

Growing a Sustainable Rural Performing Arts Eco-system

10:30 – 11:00 am                    Refreshment Break & SPARC Interactive Network Station

11:00 am – 12:30 pm             Concurrent Sessions

S1               Embodying a Curatorial Vision
S2               But I Can’t Do Math! An Introduction to Data for Arts Organizations
S3               Bottom Up – Not Top Down: Creating Own Culture: The PlaySmelter Festival as Case Study
S4               Small Halls (Ottawa Valley)
S5               Building a Community of Music

12:30 – 2:00 pm                     Lunch & last half hour SPARC Interactive Network Station

2:00 – 3:30 pm                       Concurrent Sessions

S6                Music is Life: Creating New Forms & Connections Through Collaboration With Musicians of All Ages
S7                 Believe in Your Audience: The Road to Renewal
S8                 If We Don’t Act, Who Will?: Inclusion Means Voicing Hard Issues With Compassion & Passion
S9                 Bridging the GAP (Grounding All Performance)
S10               Managing Your Online Presence to Build Local Audiences & Attract Tourists

3:30 – 4:00 pm                      Refreshment Break & SPARC Interactive Network Station

4:00 – 5:00 pm                      Plenary: Highlights & Insights

6:00 pm                                  RECEPTION

6:30 – 10:00 pm                    UN-GALA DINNER & EVENING OF CURATED PERFORMANCE

(included in Symposium Full Registration)

Sunday, October 30

7:30 am – 2:00 pm                Registration

8:00 – 8:45 am                       Light Breakfast & Refreshments

8:15 – 9:00 am                       Open Stage Performances (Curated)

9:00 – 10:30 am                     Plenary

10:30 – 11:00 am                   Refreshment Break & SPARC Interactive Network Station

11:00 am – 12:30 pm            Plenary Keynote: It’s Not a Party Until the Fire Department Shows Up

Brigitte Gall – Award Winning Performer, Writer and Producer, Minden, Ontario

12:30 pm                                  Lunch & Departures