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Resource (Alberta): Surveying the Landscape Research Study Results

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Resource (Alberta): Surveying the Landscape Research Study Results

Surveying the Landscape: The New Play Ecology in Canada

In May of 2019, Alberta Playwright’s Network began a national research study with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Sector Innovation and Research grant, examining the status of new play development across Canada.
Intending to span a 12-month period, the study was focused on:

  • gathering information directly from playwrights about their experiences with creating new work across the country
  • analysis of the resulting data and firsthand accounts to determine patterns and recurring themes
  • utilizing that information to drive a series of direct conversations with programmers, producers, funders, and play development centres about their engagement processes with playwrights
  • compilation of a practical resource database for playwrights; indicating programs, contacts, and opportunities for developing and distributing their work
  • reporting back to the community with research findings, survey data, and public release of the database

After two years of exhaustive research and a pandemic, APN is proud to announce the release of “Surveying the Landscape: The New Play Ecology in Canada”. The Full Report and Executive Summary have gone through three layers of peer review and we are excited to be sharing this material.

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