Interweaving Threads: Cultural Collaboration in the Arts
Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 10 AM – 4 PM
967 College Street, Toronto
Arts Ahead 2024!
The goal of Arts Ahead 2024 is to create a space for collaboration and creativity. To further explore this, we connected with our partners Business / Arts, Vibe Arts, and Work in Culture, to explore how their work embodies this year’s theme: ‘Interweaving Threads: Cultural Collaboration in the Arts.’ Read the Blog Post.
Introducing Keynote Speaker Weyni Mengesha
Photo of Weyni Mengesha by Mikka Gia
Weyni Mengesha is the Artistic Director of Soulpepper, and an award-winning director, known for her groundbreaking work and community engagement. She is the Keynote Speaker for Arts Ahead 2024. Read more about Weyni.
Interactive Music Workshop with Adekunle Olorundare (Kunle)
We sat down with Kunle, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and Centennial Arts Management student to discuss cultural collaboration and his thoughts on Arts Ahead 2024. Read about our Interactive Music Workshop: Route to Root — The Birth of Modern Music.
Meet the Arts Ahead 2024 Co-Chairs!
Photos of Leah Marcelo and Taylor Howard by Nickolas Davies-Hall and Ajay Subedi
We sat down with Leah Marcelo and Taylor Howard to discuss their experiences as co-chairs and their thoughts on Arts Ahead 2024!
Read more about Leah and Taylor.
Join us at the Arts Ahead 2024 Symposium!
About Arts Ahead
Arts Ahead is an annual symposium for arts professionals and cultural leaders organized by the post-graduate Arts Management cohort at Centennial College. The full-day event is an opportunity for artists and arts workers to share professional insights and participate in meaningful dialogue about current and future trends in the arts & culture landscape. The symposium also provides a networking forum for aspiring arts managers and current industry professionals to strengthen the position of arts management within the Toronto and Canadian arts, culture, and heritage industries.
“Arts Ahead is a real world conference that not only helps develop practical skills for students but brings together innovative arts professional in meaningful engagement with future leaders in the evolving arts communities of Toronto and beyond. I have enjoyed meeting and working with students from diverse backgrounds and interests.”
Head of Performing Arts, Aga Khan Museum
“Centennial College’s Arts Ahead program was a rich day of interesting programming, very organized, well-cast, and attended with enthusiasm by the students. I had an excellent time and would gladly participate again.”
Artistic Director, Luminato Festival Toronto
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