Updates and Resources

Sept 2, 2020
New updates and resources continue to arrive everyday - below are the latest.
Please continue to refer to the COVID-19 Response for the Live Performance Sector document and to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

- The OP Team
In this email (click to jump):

Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community: Sept 22
NAC Publishes Reopening Guide
Representative Nominations for Recovery Roundtables
Upcoming Webinars
#LightUpLive: A Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community
  LightUpLive.Ca banner - 22 Sept 2020
On Tuesday, September 22nd, venues and live event professionals are invited to light their spaces red to raise awareness for an industry that remains dark.

Live event workers are encouraged to participate using social media using the hashtags #LightUpLive and #EclaironsLesScenes, and participating venues and installations can be tracked on an interactive map at

The event, which follows similar days of visibility in England, Germany, and the US, is organized by Live Event Community, a group of live performance professionals that has come together to provide awareness and support for the sector during the pandemic. 

If you are interested in participating, check out the event package here.


NAC Publishes Reopening Guide

In response to the extraordinary circumstances in which our sector finds itself, and to help lead the Canadian performing arts sector toward recovery, the National Arts Centre has developed a series of tools for the re-opening of performing arts centres and venues. The tools were developed in collaboration with leaders from more than 40 performing arts organizations from across the country. 

The NAC Guide to Support the Re-Opening of Canadian Performing Arts Centres and Venues is designed to help the Canadian performing arts industry recover and thrive in the age of COVID-19.

Using a risk-based approach, these tools and best practices aim to help performing arts venues prepare for every aspect of putting on a show, from contract negotiation to rehearsal to performance, and everything in between. 

The resources are focused around three key actions: auditing, communicating, and adapting.

Explore the Guide

Nominations for Caucus Representatives: CHRC Cross-Sectory Recovery Roundtables

CHRC LogoCHRC is currently seeking nominations for their Cross Sectoral Recovery Roundtables (CSRR). All Canadian arts and culture stakeholders are invited to nominate candidates to serve as discipline/industry representatives using the nominations form.

The nominations period closes on September 10th, and voting will be open from September 14 - 24.

Find out more

Upcoming Webinars

There are lots of opportunities for learning coming up this month!

Sept 3: Arts Reflecting Our Times: Creation with Communities and Queer Arts Practices (CPAMO)

Sept 9: Turning Uncertainty into Bold Action (Tamarack Institute)

Sept 10Intro to the Wikidata Query Service (CAPACOA/CQT)

Sept 15: Reopening Roundtable (CITT/ICTS & PM/TDArts)

Sept 16: Intro to Wikidata - Making Canadian Artists Stand Out in the Digital World (CAPACOA/Music Managers Forum)

Sept 24: Visual Representation: The Problematic Nature of the Gaze for IBPOC Visual Artists (CPAMO)

Sept 25: Case Study: The UK's First Socially-Distanced Venue

Sept 30: How to Rebound Digital Marketing After COVID-19 (Nonprofit Hub)

Thank you for being part of Ontario's live performing arts sector!
We appreciate you and we are here for you!

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