UPCOMING WEBINAR: A Performing Arts Panel on the COVID-19 Experience

Art can get messy, the National Network can help.

WEDNESDAY WEBINAR: August 12, 12–1PM PST with Martha Rans, Jim Smith, Donna Spencer, and Diane Roberts

As we enter a new stage of COVID-19, how are performing artists managing during this uncertain time? With in-person relationships at the heart of this artistic discipline, how has the sector adapted when moving into the virtual realm? Not only this, but what legal complications have risen in this period of transition, and how can we meet the needs of this community moving forward? On August 12th at 12PM-1PM PST, join us for a Performing Arts Panel with Jim Smith, Co-founder of Eponymous, Donna Spencer, Artistic Producer of the Firehall Arts Centre, and Diane Roberts, Director of the East Coast’s Arrivals Legacy Project where we will expand on the COVID-19 experience and how to respond.

About Martha Rans

Martha Rans is a lawyer specializing in the legal needs of non-profit societies as well as many visual and multimedia digital artists. More about Martha.

About Jim Smith

Jim co-founded Eponymous, an arts management and production agency. Under the aegis of Eponymous, Jim is currently associated with Company 605, Compagnie Vision Selective, Kidd Pivot, Les Productions Figlio, Wen Wei Dance, and Vancouver New Music. More about Jim.

About Donna Spencer

Donna Spencer is the Artistic Producer of the Firehall Arts Centre and was one of the Firehall’s founding directors.  She is the winner of the Jessie Richardson Outstanding Direction Award for Urinetown, the Musical and for Reading Hebron. More about Donna.

About Diane Roberts

Diane’s celebrated Arrivals Personal Legacy Project, developed during her 7-year tenure as Artistic Director of Urban Ink productions, has birthed new Interdisciplinary works across Canada, throughout the Americas, in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. This work has allowed her to articulate, cultivate and realise a vision for theatre that encourages Indigenous ways of knowing as a stepping stone to creative expression. More about Diane.


The Art Law Talks series is made possible through support from the City of Vancouver’s Cultural Services Division.

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