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Energy Conservation Audits
Detailed energy conservation audits for six perfroming arts companies in Toronto conducted by independent energy auditor Anthony Marshall.
Building Social Entrepreneurship through Coworking by Tonya Surman
Tonya writes about building social entrepreneurship through the power of shared space , in an article for the Innovations Journal.
All the World’s a Stage: Venues and Settings, and the Role they Play in Shaping Patterns of Arts Participation” by Alan Brown
A new study that looks into the pivotal role that venues and settings play in performing arts experiences and examples of non-traditional venues for performance.
We Make Do Space Report by Fractured Atlas for the Andrew W. Mellon
This report assesses dance rehearsal space needs and availability with a focus on mid-career, single-choreographer-led companies.
Mind the Gap: Artist Residencies and Dance by Alliance for Artists’ Communities
This report examines the landscape of artist residencies for dancemakers.
Arcola Theatre
This theatre based in London, England, is an international leader in making their venue environmentally ‘green’.
Artscape Toronto
Artscape is Canada’s leading practitioner in multi-tenant space development for the arts and culture sector, successfully transforming a portfolio of underutilized buildings across Toronto into dynamic community assets. Look for their new online Knowledge Exchange platform to be launched in 2011.
Theatre Artisan Green Skills
The website of York University’s James McKernan who has become a specialist in Greening theatres.
Accessibility Checklist NEA
And extensive checklist by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Assembly of States Arts Agencies on ways to make your existing facility more usable for people with disabilities – from creating a barrier-free environment, to print materials and marketing and much more.
Capital Campaigns: How to Maximize Your Feasibility Study, Campbell & Company, Edith H. Falk
A short but useful article on how to get the most from your capital campaign feasibility study by using it to help create a compelling case, engage and define roles of key volunteers, and more.
City of Vancouver Cultural Facilities Priorities Plan – Final Report, May 2008, Artscape
A useful comparative perspective for those who are building a case for facilities funding or advocating for expanded programs of support for cultural facilities.
Amenities for Density: Section 37 of the Planning Act, a presentation by Ted Tyndorf, Chief Planner, City of Toronto to the All About Planning symposium at the Munk Centre for International Studies, December 6, 2006
If you are wondering whether Section 37 might play a role in financing your new facility, this is an essential primer.
ArtsBuild Ontario
The website of ArtsBuild Ontario, a service organization which supports the health of Ontario’s arts organizations by creating and realizing long-term solutions for their facility challenges.
Broadway Green Alliance
The BGA (formerly Broadway Goes Green) was launched in 2008 as an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League. The BGA brings together all segments of the theatre community, including producers, theatres in New York and around the country, theatrical unions and their members, and related businesses. Working closely with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the BGA identifies and disseminates better practices for theatre professionals and reaches out to theatre fans throughout the United States.
Green Mo’olelo
In Fall 2008, Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego received a MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think it, Do it grant to research and develop a tool to measure the environmental impact of theatre and help the industry make choices that do not cause long-term damage to our communities. Contact them directly and they’ll happily share a copy of their extensive toolkit.
Julie’s Bicycle
Established in 2007 by and for the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle is a non-profit company working with the creative industries to understand and reduce their environmental impacts. To help drive environmental change they have developed Industry Green (IG) – a certification scheme designed specifically for the creative industries. At present IG is available for CD packaging, festivals, offices and venues.
Touring Green
The Touring Green initiative brings together Clark Transfer, NativeEnergy, and leading Broadway shows, orchestras, and ballet companies in a program to offset the carbon impact of moving theatrical scenery, equipment and instruments.
Cirque du Soleil Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
In the fall of 2006 Cirque du Soleil adopted a proactive environmental policy based on sustainable development in order to communicate its commitment to the environment.