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Recovery and Reboot in Live Entertainment

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COVID-19 has swiftly forced a “lights out” in arts and culture, particularly in the live entertainment sector. While we remain socially, economically and politically focused on understanding the impacts to both individuals and organizations, it is also imperative that we begin to think forward to turning the lights back on.

#Lights-On: Recovery and Reboot in Live Entertainment is a series of outreach activities organized by Ryerson's School of Creative Industries, the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Foundation, with support from he City of Toronto, Mass Culture, TO Live, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, SOCAN and the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts. The project brings together leaders and experts in business, economics, public policy, public health and arts organizations to begin the important work of supporting the live entertainment sector in its recovery by building issue-specific strategies and practices.

Organizers »

Toronto Arts Council / Toronto Arts Foundation
Creative Industries at FCAD

Partners »

City of Toronto
Canadian Actor's Equity Association
Mass Culture
Live TO
FCAD - Faculty of Communication and Design
Theatre Dance Opera company

Project Tracks »

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Woman on cell phone standing in front of box office
Person using a video editing software on a macbook
Dancers wearing white dresses perform a synchronized dance on-location
Group gathers around a presenter


Check back soon for more information and details on upcoming workshops and webinars.


Contact Dr. Louis-Etienne Dubois at