The other day, I was walking through Toronto's historic Distillery District. This District is a must-see spot for both locals and visitors to Toronto as it features a wide variety of artistic and cultural activities and events; along with a boundless collection of retailers, coffee houses, restaurants and more. All of these beautiful examples of human creativity are housed in heritage buildings that were once the home to the world's largest Distillery.
Years ago, I was in a significant car accident. I was changing lanes and I didn't notice another car pull into my blind spot. As I changed lanes, the car smashed into my vehicle sending me and my crumpled car spinning. Fortunately, I emerged unscathed. My car, however, was not so lucky. It never drove again.In our lives we have similar moments when something unperceived quickly emerges and shakes our sense of safety and security. Often, this disruptive force enters from a blind spot.
Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the relationship between organizational strategy and city building (more on that in my next post). I do find it interesting how many cities and countries set strategies to encourage creativity and innovation without fully exploring or being aware of what other places are working to achieve or are putting in place.
Time is right for a rethink on the business models for our arts organizations. Expensive and increasingly exclusive access is not a model for effective society building and service. Government funded culture programming should be for all, irrespective of financial means. https://t.co/FRQeSMZdIx
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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