With borders reopening, the world will intertwine once again. The past few years have challenged many things, including physical mobility, how we relate to each other, the urgent call for equitable and just relations, the ever-evolving concept of sustainability, the introduction or resurfacing of Indigenous wisdom, how cultures are understood or relearned, and how borders of nations and people are being redrawn and redefined.
But what have we learned from the pandemic? And how does that impact the creative sector?
This forum convenes four leaders in the creative sector representing different corners of the Pacific: from Taiwan, the former Chair of the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) and former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan, Ting Hsiao-ching; from Canada, the CEO of Creative BC, Prem Gill; from Australia, International Development Consultant for the Australia Arts Council, Norman Armour; from Canada, Chair of the Board of CAPACOA and director of Vancouver Civic Theatre, Natalie Lue.
These creative leaders will share their perspectives and experiences in non-profit arts and creative industries, particularly on their work in the sector as it relates to lessons learned during COVID and cultivating soft power internationally.
Jeff Nankivell, President and CEO of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, will moderate this partner event.