As we get ready to launch our new season, I want to thank you for your continued support over these last few months.
This fall we are pleased to be offering a variety of visual and performing arts programs, both in-person and online, to provide more options based on individual comfort levels. Online is a great option as our teachers have adapted amazingly well to this new format. We are also looking forward to welcoming students back to our centre. We have been busy implementing safety measures including reconfiguring our studios, installing transparent barriers and reducing class sizes to provide additional levels of protection and adhere to provincial guidelines.
Home to our arts community expresses the sense of belonging we want you to feel at Place des Arts regardless of how you engage in our programs, be it online or in-person. Feeling like we belong is so vital to our health and wellbeing. Our ongoing efforts to strive to offer programs and events that are inclusive and accessible in an environment that is warm, welcoming, accepting and where people can feel they are a part of a community is how we foster belonging; “home” in the best sense.
This season we will put a spotlight on belonging as a tonic to the challenges we face during this time of physical distancing. Through a variety of special projects and our continued efforts to maintain the Place des Arts’ welcoming environment in our new social distanced program formats, we will encourage you to come join us. You belong here!