FORUM 2016 OTTAWA – Steering Committee Report – May 2015


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Mem­bers: Kyle Bren­ders (Chair), Jesse Stew­art, Ste­fani Tru­ant, Jen­nifer Waring

Things are mov­ing for­ward for FORUM 2016. The steer­ing com­mit­tee has been in touch over the past few months and things are begin­ning to move.

First­ly, FORUM 2016 will take place Jan­u­ary 14–17, 2016 in Ottawa. Much of the activ­i­ty will take place at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa but there will also be a con­nec­tion with the Nation­al Arts Cen­tre, includ­ing a per­for­mance on Jan­u­ary 15, 2016 that will fea­ture a pre­miere of a new work by John Estacio.

The FORUM will be themed to look at the inter­sec­tions between the pop­u­lar and the not-so-pop­u­lar worlds that many of us float between. This is a broad top­ic that will come into focus over the next cou­ple months.

The begin­nings of a FORUM 2016 web page are now avail­able, includ­ing infor­ma­tion about the steer­ing committee.

Last­ly, FORUM 2014 launched the inau­gur­al open call for pro­pos­als. An open call for FORUM 2016 activ­i­ties is in the works, and we’ll be look­ing for pro­pos­als from the entire new music com­mu­ni­ty. The FORUM is nei­ther an aca­d­e­m­ic con­fer­ence nor an arts market/showcase; it’s a hybrid that seeks to cre­ate con­nec­tions for every­one work­ing in the new music field. So start think­ing out­side the box, and stay tuned!

If you have any thoughts about the FORUM or would like to be a part of the Steer­ing Com­mit­tee, please con­tact me.

~ Kyle Brenders


Please con­tact Kyle Bren­ders for more information

Read past bul­letin entries from this committee:
FORUM 2016 OTTAWA – Steer­ing Com­mit­tee Report – Dec 2014


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