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Artistic Producing [ARTL 804]

ARTL 804 Artistic Producing


1.5 Unit each

Students will be introduced to the role of Artistic Producer, which combines the positions of Artistic Director and General Manager. Concepts and skills covered will include strategic planning and execution, mapping and realizing artistic vision, management of day-to-day operations, and planning and critical paths for various organizational sizes.


About the Instructor

Michael Wheeler is Director of Artistic Research at SpiderWebShow Performance, Canada’s first live digital performance company. He was previously Executive Director and Transformation Designer of Generator, a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator in Toronto that empowers independent artists, producers and leaders. He has also been a curator of The Freefall Festival with The Theatre Centre, curator of HATCH emerging artist projects with Harbourfront Centre, and an Intern Director at The Shaw Festival.

Michael is a Co-Curator of FOLDA (The Festival of Live Digital Art) occurring annually in June at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Directing credits include Behaviourat GCTC, Objections to Sex and Violenceat Artscape Sandbox, Rifles at NSTF, andYou Should Have Stayed Home National Tour. He holds a BA (distinction) from McGill University and a MFA from The American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.