Guidance Council

Nov 27, 2021 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. (To)

With Gendai.

Since 2019, nine Toronto-based DIY collectives have gathered monthly for Gendai MA MBA: Mastering the Art of Misguided Business Administration. We tackled different topics of organizational management to learn institutional methods of arts administration, but also worked to reimagine them through our values of collectivity and collaboration.

This inaugural cohort is piloting a new project called Guidance Council to share our misguided learnings with other BIPOC arts collectives. Guidance Council re-invents forms of corporate networking, workplace gossip, and leadership training to focus on developing friendship, investing in each other, and mapping collective knowledge. Guidance Council is a bi-monthly, casual drop-in for BIPOC collectives to solicit advice, gossip, and support from peers. Launching at Long Winter's Together Apart conference, drop in for FREE LUNCH (first come, first served) & FREE ADVICE.

Note: Registration will grant you access to drop in to Guidance Council any time between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.

In attendance will be: Ali Areesh Somani (BAM Collective), Alex Hong (BUMP TV), Marina Fathalla (MICE Magazine, Whippersnapper Gallery), Marsya Maharani (Gendai, Younger Than Beyoncé), Petrina Ng (Durable Good, Gendai), Peter Rahul (BUMP TV), Arezu Salamzadeh (Rice Water Collective), and Florence Yee (Rice Water Collective).

This pilot launch of Guidance Council is produced jointly by Long Winter and Gendai. Gendai acknowledges support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

We regret that St. Anne’s Parish Hall is not a barrier-free location, but attendees will have ongoing access to fully accessible bathrooms in the church. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the Main Hall, upstairs, and downstairs. There is ample seating available, and washrooms between Skey Room and the Chapel (main floor) and outside Roseneath (upstairs) are gender neutral. St. Anne’s is a fragrance-free space (please don't wear perfumes or scented products). If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to us at