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May 31, 2019 – August 16, 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

A Special Series Focused on Cultural Spaces

As we watch the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre rise up before our eyes, these talks examine urban planning and the arts with special guests and experts. Free

Cultural Spaces and Communities - Friday, May 31 

Cultural planner and speaker Gord Hume talks with Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson about the role of art in creating vibrant cities and the opportunity the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre presents to Stratford.

Designing Cultural Spaces - Thursday, July 18 

Siamak Hariri, design architect of the new TPT, and Rick Haldenby, professor of architecture studies at the University of Waterloo, discuss how to create inspiring and functional arts spaces.

The Changing Face of Arts Engagement - Friday, August 16 

Diane Ragsdale, assistant professor at the New School in New York and teacher at the Cultural Leadership Program at the Banff Centre, discusses the creative economy, the changing cultural context and what that means for organizations of art and culture.

The Spotlight Tom Patterson Theatre Series is presented by investStratford.

Funded in part by the Government of Ontario

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