Over the last eight years the SummerWorks Intensive Leadership Program (S.L.I.P.) has functioned as an intensive program focussed on the business of the arts, for a select group of emerging artists.

This year S.L.I.P. is expanding to intersect with the wider arts community and evolving in response to the evolving performance ecology. SummerWorks, in partnership with Generator and The Koffler Centre of the Arts, are hosting three public events investigating what future arts and culture leadership needs and we’re asking for your input. These events are free and open to everyone!

Be sure to look out for more details leading up to the Festival.

Imagining the Future, Powered by PechaKucha

A curated event featuring artists, thinkers, makers, doers, activators, and leaders from Toronto and beyond. Following the fast-paced Pecha Kucha format, speakers have seven minutes each to give mini-presentations focusing on the question “How do you imagine arts and culture 20 years from now?”

FEATURING: Prince Amponsah, Dr. Mary Fogarty, Jonathan Friedman, Alex Johnson, Jane Kirby, Andy Moro, Christine Quintana, Joseph Recinos, Katie Sly, Donna Michelle St. Bernard, and Joshua Vittivelu.

Monday August 8, 7:00pm
The Koffler Centre of the Arts

Open Source S.L.I.P.

What are the future needs of artists and cultural leaders? We want to know what you think. Help us imagine where we take S.L.I.P. moving forward.

An open source community dialogue where YOU are at the heart of the conversation! Putting the communal voice at the centre, this conversation gives power to the people allowing everyone present to set the agenda. Come prepared with a brain full of ideas!

Saturday August 13, 4:00pm
Factory Theatre Studio

Communal Meal: Food for All

What can be better than great company and conversation, with food to unite us all?

Come celebrate with us at our communal meal that wraps up the Open Source S.L.I.P. event where creative minds gather over a communal feast! Best part: the food’s on us!

Saturday August 13, 6:00pm
Factory Theatre Studio