A city park can be a stage, and the community your audience: Bringing arts to parks

October 3, 2019

Clemence Marcastel

Performances offer some of the most interesting ways to engage with your community. But how do you build good, collaborative relationships between artists and the community?

We talked to three people who were directly involved in Arts in the Parks, an initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation, which brings free family-friendly arts events and activities to city parks: Hanbo Jia from Friends of Beverly Glen Park, Laura Hammond from Birchmount Community Action Council and Adam Barrett, from the renowned performing arts group, Shadowland Theatre. Here’s what we learned.

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