Emergence 2.0: Advocating for Yourself

Monday, October 15, 2018
2:00pm to 9:00pm (Registration at 1:30pm)
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, M5S 3H3

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The 2018 Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is excited to be presenting Emergence 2.0 on October 15, 2018.

In partnership with the Siminovitch Prize, the YAC is excited to bring a day focused on advocacy and mentorship for youth. During the afternoon, young artists from across Ontario are invited to meet other youth in theatre and engage in discussion.

What is Emergence 2.0?

Emergence 2.0 is a two-part event that will consist of the following:

  1. Advocating for Yourself: an open panel discussion for emerging artists
  2. Coffee Dates: one-on-one mentorship coffee sessions with an artist

Advocating for Yourself - Our panel discussion will consist of three artists offering their insights and knowledge on the different ways to advocate for yourself for a career in theatre. This will include advocating in terms of equity, representation, contracts and negotiations, and more.

Coffee Dates will allow each young artist to select a mentor of their choice on a first come first served basis. Each will get 20 minutes to connect and speak to their selected mentor. Mentors will come from various artistic backgrounds within the theatre industry, including: directors, actors, creators, playwrights, producers, designers, stage managers and more. Community Building exercises will be held for artists while they wait to speak with their mentor.

Following the afternoon session, dinner will be held.

After dinner, all attendees are invited to the Siminovitch panel, where the finalists for the Siminovitch Prize will speak. Panelists will talk about who they are, why they wish to receive the prize and what they will do with the money if they win.

Cost: $15*
*should the cost of the event create barriers to you which prevent you from taking part, please contact Deanna Galati at youth@theatreontario.org.

register for emergence 2.0


1:30-2:00 pm - Registration
2:00-2:30 pm - Introduction and Icebreaker
2:30-4:00 pm - Advocating for Yourself: an open panel discussion
4:00-4:15 pm - Break
4:15-5:45 pm - Coffee Dates
5:45-6:00 pm - Closing
6:00-7:30 pm - Dinner Break
7:30-9:00 pm - Siminovitch Panel Event

Learn more about the Siminovitch Prize here: https://siminovitchprize.com/
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