With just more than a month to go before Staging Sustainability begins, we want to take a moment to thank our sponsors and supporters for their financial and moral support.
The topics of sustainability and performance are so rich, with so many themes to explore. Weâ€™re proud to say that all of our sponsors play an important role in this big picture conversation, and are leaders in their area of the sustainability picture.
For many arts organizations, making a decision to be more sustainable in the long-term can depend on short-term financial cash flow. Weâ€™re delighted that TD Bank Financial Groupis exploring the matter of financing and micro-funding for initiatives that will reduce the footprint of performing arts organizations. Often training and advice are needed, so Toronto Hydro's leadership in helping arts organization adopt energy conservation through education and incentives are also very much appreciated. We are also grateful to PACT(Professional Association of Canadian Theatres), the voice of the national performing arts community for their engagement in offering members more sustainable options and advocating on its behalf.
There are also other organizations who through years of professional experience have developed expertise and a particular niche in sustainability and the arts:
Pinchin Environmental, an engineering consulting firm offering management and training in building sustainability.
DTAH, a firm of architects that designs landscapes, buildings and communities.
MJMA Architects are invested in the ideals of placemaking that amplify the quality of life and give value to social and cultural aspirations.
Metcalf Foundation, advancing innovative approaches to sustainability, equity and creativity with a variety of programs including for the Performing Arts and the Environment.
Toronto Atmospheric Fund helps the City of Toronto achieve the targets set out in its climate plan and supports energy cost savings through energy efficiency.
Thank you to all of our sponsors listed above, and to those we will be announcing in the new year. We encourage you to check out their products and services.
The performing arts community relies on the generosity and forward thinking ways of its supporters. We appreciate their participation in this important conference that will change the way performance is done in Canada.
Staging Sustainability 2014
WHEN: February 3 â€“ 4, with pre- and post-conference activities on February 2 & 5 WHERE: MaRS Discovery District, 99 Sudbury, The Theatre Centre and Gladstone Hotel
(All locations are easily accessible by TTC with parking options also available.) WHAT: Plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops, a trade show and performances