Living the Creative Life: How do Artists support the community and vice versa?
I'm moderating the third and final session on how to make our cities more liveable and more wonderful. Please join us this coming Wednesday on how to live the creative life. I'm very excited about this session.
(photo credit: http://workingproofstudios.com/)
The growth of creative economy/cultural policy literature generally expounds on the idea of how creative industries are important economic engines for cities, and that accordingly cities should seek ways of attracting and retaining creative talent.
What kinds of neighborhoods attract and sustain artists and others in the creative economy? How important is it for artists to be rooted in like-minded communities? Does it depend on the type of industry (i.e. film, television, dance, visual, literary) How are creative communities created?
What does it take to live and sustain a creative life, and how can cities contribute?
These are some of the questions that will be discussed with Philip Maglieri, a photographer and filmmaker who has established himself and WorkingProofStudios in Toronto after following his career path from Montreal to Ottawa, Tiffany Uher, an up-and-coming fashion designer who moved to Toronto to pursue her dreams of creating her own fashion label, and Christopher Stanton, a performer, musician, playwright, director, sound designer, and artistic director at The Room, a young and independent theatre company. They will address what it takes to live and sustain a creative life, whether that means developing a variety of skills, work, clientele, or funding sources, and the benefits and challenges of life in Toronto as an artist. Natasha Fatah, journalist and herself a fashion blogger, will once again host this session -- you won't want to miss out on the last of our free Jane Jacobs discussion series at the Urbanspace Gallery!
November 30, 2011 6:00 PM through 7:30 PM
Phone: 416-365-0816 ext.221