Gathering is at the core of most art making and art sharing practices. As the current public health crisis prevents most types of convening, the livelihood of many local artists and arts workers is in jeopardy. Over the next few weeks, the Kingston Arts Council will host a series of online discussions with the arts community. The YGK Arts Roundtables will serve as a space dedicated to the artists and arts workers of Kingston and area. These roundtables offer an opportunity to gather as a community, provide and seek support, and dream up new ways of making and sharing art.

 

COMING UP

COVID & THE ARTS
A peer-to-peer knowledge and resource sharing roundtable series

 

1. COVID & the Arts: Planning in Uncertain Times
Wednesday 13 May, 2-3pm

As the social distancing timeline remains blurry and we are forced to take things day by day, how do we deal with upcoming projects and programming? How do we decide when, and what to cancel or postpone? This roundtable is an opportunity to gather as a community and share our experiences with and strategies for planning in uncertain times.
Registration is required for this meeting. Click here to register or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2SJAKjS. Please make sure you register at least 30 minutes before the start time. This discussion will have a maximum of 20 participants.

 

2. COVID & the Arts: Financial Strategy
Wednesday 20 May, 2-3pm

As a result of social distancing measures, the way we plan for arts events and organizational operations has greatly evolved, as well as the way we build budgets for them. Now that ticket sales and fundraising proceeds are not guaranteed revenue lines, how do we budget for our arts operations, projects and programming? This roundtable is an opportunity to gather as a community and share our experiences with and strategies for reframing financial plans in response to the COVID crisis.
Registration is required for this meeting. Click here to register or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2yteHqR. Please make sure you register at least 30 minutes before the start time. This discussion will have a maximum of 20 participants.

 

3. COVID & the Arts: Arts Apart
Wednesday 27 May, 2-3pm

Artists and arts workers around the world are faced with a whole new set of constraints and are having to adapt quickly to online platforms and distanced programming. In what ways has the public health crisis impacted the way art is created and shared? How can we adjust our practices for remote consumption? This roundtable is an opportunity to gather as a community and share our experiences with and strategies for navigating the online transition, and creating remote or distanced arts initiatives.
Registration is required for this meeting. Click here to register or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2YMwnIv. Please make sure you register at least 30 minutes before the start time. This discussion will have a maximum of 20 participants.

 

We will try to ensure that everyone who wishes to speak has the opportunity to do so. You are also more than welcome to simply listen in if you do not wish to participate in the conversation. Should you wish to do so instead of or in addition to this roundtable, we are also more than happy to arrange one-to-one Zoom calls to check-in and discuss how we can support you and your group at this time.

 


PREVIOUS ROUNDTABLES

 

I. Discipline-specific roundtables


The first series of YGK Roundtables was a series of 4 discipline-specific roundtables and 1 arts admin roundtable. Our conversations focused on these central questions:

1. What are the greatest challenges you and/or your organization are facing as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis?
2. How are you continuing to create and/or connect with your audiences and peers?
3. What resources have you found or created that you wish to share with others?
4. What further support do you need in order to manage through this challenging time?

Click here to read the Summary Report from this series.

 

1. YGK Arts Roundtable: Music community – Tuesday 7 April, 2:30-3:30pm with Megan Hamilton.
We invited the Kingston music community to join us for an online discussion, co-facilitated by local musician and public speaker Megan Hamilton.

2. YGK Arts Roundtable: Performance arts – Thursday 9 April, 2:30-3:30pm with Tracey Guptill.
We invited the Kingston performing arts community to join us for an online discussion, co-facilitated by local movement-based actor and multi-disciplinary collaborative creator Tracey Guptill.

3. YGK Arts Roundtable: Visual arts – Tuesday 14 April, 2:30-3:30pm with Danielle Folkerts.
We invited the Kingston visual arts community to join us for an online discussion, co-facilitated by local visual artist, art educator and arts coordinator Danielle Folkerts.

4. YGK Arts Roundtable: Literary arts – Thursday 16 April, 2:30-3:30pm with Sadiqa de Meijer.
We invited the Kingston literary arts community to join us for an online discussion, co-facilitated by local poet Sadiqa de Meijer.

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