On Monday, August 19th, 7:30 p.m., in the ATB Community Patio (corner of 104th Street and 85th Avenue) at the 2013 Edmonton Fringe, you’re invited to Theatre Alberta’s Fringe Forum:
Moderated by Megan Dart and featuring a panel of local Arts Champions, we explore new ways to foster a culture of meaningful dialogue and decisive action between patrons, funders, community and business leaders, politicians, and artists.
If you don’t already know Megan Dart, you probably should! Making waves in Edmonton’s theatre community, we’re pleased that she has agreed to lead this important discussion!
Alongside her sister Beth, Megan is the co-artistic producer of Catch the Keys Productions, as well as a playwright, poet, and freelance arts publicist. From curating arts events and managing arts-specific production and promotions on behalf of other organizations, to creating and producing experiential multidisciplinary new works, Catch the Keys is proud to bring evolutionary art to Edmonton audiences.
Megan is a curator with and the artist liaison and publicity manager for Nextfest; the publicity manager for The Expanse Festival; a Street Team member with the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta; an active board member with The Good Women Dance Collective and artsScene Edmonton; and a steering committee member with the Theatre Edmonton Project. Megan is also a Communications Consultant with Focus Communications, and has experience in corporate and not-for-profit communications, public affairs, event management and local and national media relations. Working with a variety of clients from small startup entrepreneurships to large government and academic institutions, Megan has managed upward of 200 events per year, coordinated national lobbying campaigns involving more than 2 million Canadians, changed provincial and federal legislation, unveiled city landmarks, and helped coordinate media for the largest minor hockey tournament in North America.
Following the forum, Theatre Alberta will be hosting a fundraising event in support of Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek program expansion and Alberta Arts Rebuild. Fringe audiences and patrons coming to check out our forum are welcome to stay for our fundraiser. All proceeds will be split between Theatre Alberta and Alberta Arts Rebuild – a coordinated relief and rebuilding effort that to help Alberta’s artists and arts organizations recover from the 2013 floods. Go to our home page – www.theatrealberta.com – for more information.