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Access Activators Relaxed Performance Training: Winnipeg

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

174 Market Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3B 0P8

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is thrilled to announce that British Council Canada will offer a Relaxed Performance Training Program in Winnipeg on September 10-12, 2018.


What is a Relaxed Performance?

Relaxed performances were initially designed to make theatre spaces more comfortable and welcoming to audience members with autism spectrum disorders, sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities. Other audience members who benefit from Relaxed Performances include parents with toddlers, people with Tourette's syndrome, people who experience anxiety or people who are not comfortable with the conventions of a traditional theatre setting.

Why should your organization offer Relaxed Performances?
As well as complying with federal and provincial accessibility legislation, expanding your programming in ways that welcome disability will improve your sustainability as a cultural space while putting your organization on the map. More importantly, it is imperative that all audiences be able to experience arts and culture without barriers.

Join us in helping to make our arts and cultural sector in Canada more inclusive!




1. The Foundation: The Principles of a Relaxed Performance

Monday, September 10, from 10am - 4:30pm

Duration: 6.5 hours, including lunch and two breaks

The Foundation workshop provides a basic overview of Relaxed Performance, what it is, who it's for, how it started and examples of what it can look like in practice. We encourage all staff to attend including the Artistic Director, General Manager, programming team, box office and Front of House staff, marketing and communications, audience development team, and volunteers.

  • Social and medical models of disability
  • History and variances of Relaxed Performance model
  • Who are Relaxed Performances for?
  • Elements of Relaxed Performance


2. Getting the Word Out: Marketing and Audience Development

Tuesday, September 11, from 10am-2pm

Duration: 4 hours

This workshop is geared towards your organization's marketing and communications team and will look at the various ways that your team can engage audiences who may want to take advantage of a Relaxed Performance program.

  • Understanding who your audience is
  • Selling tickets
  • Marketing, language and communication
  • Measuring your success


3. Opening the Doors: Front of House Staff and Box Office

Wednesday, September 12, from 10am-2pm

Duration: 4 hours

The Opening the Doors workshop provides training support to your organization’s front of house staff and volunteers on engaging audience members in a Relaxed environment.

  • What to expect at a RP
  • Front of House policy and procedure
  • Accessible environments
  • Communication and behaviours



Fees:

We are requesting a registration fee of $325 per organization ($310 + Eventbrite fees). This fee will secure your spot for participation in all three sessions for up to 5 members of your organization. It also covers lunch and coffee/tea each day. Tickets for individuals are $65 for registration to the training.

If you would like to bring more people, please contact cleo.sallis@britishcouncil.org to see if there are any extra spots.



Accessibility: The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.




About the Access Activators: Relaxed Performance Consulting

In 2016, the British Council invited six Canadian artists and cultural organizers invested in advocating for accessible arts to be trained by UK’s Include Arts. Now certified trainers ‘in the making’, the team of Access Activators are bringing their knowledge and energy to support organizations across Canada to integrate Relaxed Performance into their programming. We wish to invite you and your organization to be among our leading participants in this exciting program!

www.accessactivators.ca

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