Join ArtsVote at SummerWorks for ART on the BALLOT!

Join ArtsVote at SummerWorks for:

ART on the BALLOT / A Reverse Mayoral Debate 
Tuesday, August 12 at 2:00 PM
Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West (map)
Free! Let us know you’re coming on by joining the Facebook event.

With the municipal election right around the corner, SummerWorks and ArtsVote Toronto offer a policy hack for prospective mayors. Mayoral candidates are invited to submit questions for our panelists in advance, and join us to hear leaders in the arts and design community respond to these questions as they debate the function and value of the arts in Toronto.

SummerWorks Artistic Director Michael Rubenfeld had this to say, As we move closer to the Mayoral election, it felt critical to create a space for discourse about this at SummerWorks.  We’re very pleased to being partnering with ArtsVote on this event.”

“Candidates have had the better part of a year to share their visions for Toronto and we’re looking forward to hearing more of their ideas at the Mayoral Arts Debate in September,” said ArtsVote co-chair Meaghan Davis.” In the meantime, we want to give the art and design community a chance to be heard during the campaign – and give the candidates a chance to learn more about issues that matter to us.”

Moderated by Kathleen Sharpe, Executive Director, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Art on the Ballot features the following panelists:

JoeLobko: Partner, DTAH
Sarah Garton Stanley: Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre
Shannon Litzenberger: dance artist, writer, director, and arts advocate
Yasmin Parodi: multi-disciplinary artist and youth representative
Dalton Higgins: performing arts and music concert presenter, journalist, and author

Media Contact: Sue Edworthy  info@sueedworthy.ca

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