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Programming

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SOWING MACHINES

This panel discussion an opportunity to learn from Indigenous creators about their approach to sustainable slow-fashion; "haute-couture" vs mass production; ecological implications around resource-extraction - and the exciting new wave of young Indigenous leadership in this sector.   

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NO ART ON A DEAD PLANET

In this talk we will “plant seeds” by examining Music Declares Emergency’s global movement, and how their approaches towards the climate crisis can be transposed into other creative disciplines or pursuits, and the work MDE has done to make the 2024 Juno Awards the greenest Juno Awards to date! 

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UNSUNG SPACES

What can we learn from artist-run and artist-centred spaces, and how can artists best advocate for themselves and our invaluable creative hubs, studios, and venues amidst ongoing downtown revitalization and potential displacement. 

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Breakout Session: WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM??

"What's Your Problem??" is an inter-disciplinary roundtable discussion and networking opportunity for artists to identify specific challenges or obstacles they face in their practice. 

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HUMAN-CENTRED DIGITAL STRATEGY

This informative presentation will demystify an approach to digital strategic planning that puts people first, not technology.
 
Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts’s Strategic Innovation Fund. 

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URBAN IMAGINARIES

Conference participants will share and discuss their understanding of the core concepts - cooperation, intention and care. 

In the hands-on workshop participants will develop prototypes using the prompt: “How the arts community can contribute to the local community, which can be seen as a garden, promoting cooperation, intention and care, through their art?”

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BRIDGING
SCIENCE X ART

Artist Valérie Chartrand and conservation biologist Dr. Heather Kharouba engage in a cross-disciplinary discussion about the decline of insect populations due to climate change, habitat loss and introduced species.

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WHATS YOUR PROBLEM
DIGITAL STRATEGY
URBAN IMAGINARIES
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