THE SCOOP | The Royal Conservatory Makes Koerner Corridor Extra Accessible With My Piece Of The Metropolis Program

The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Koerner Hall, as seen from the stage (Photo: Lisa Sakulensky)
The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Koerner Corridor, as seen from the stage (Picture: Lisa Sakulensky)

The Royal Conservatory of Music, in partnership with The Daniels Company, has introduced the institution of the My Piece of the Metropolis program. It’s an initiative designed to supply extra equitable entry to presenting concert events and reveals on Koerner Corridor’s stage to smaller cultural organizations and people.

The Daniels Company is a Canadian builders/builders that has been working within the Larger Toronto Space for greater than 4 many years. The corporate is the developer of TIFF Bell Lightbox, and the Metropolis of the Arts group on the East Bayfront, together with the revitalization of a lot of the Regent Park group.

This system was established by way of funds that have been raised from a gala presentation of Songs from The Journey, a present that’s premiering this summer time.

Songs from The Journey

The Journey Musical is extra than simply musical theatre, it’s a manufacturing that tells the tales of Regent Park, Canada’s oldest and largest housing mission, and its transformation right into a thriving group. The musical was carried out at Daniel’s Spectrum in Regent Park from 2013 to 2018.

That manufacturing raised greater than $4.4 million to help the venue, Daniels’ Spectrum, as a hub for the humanities and tradition in Regent Park.

Songs from The Journey takes highlights from that present, and places it onto the outstanding stage of Koerner Corridor.

Charlotte Siegel, a member of the Canadian Opera Firm’s Ensemble Studio, will carry out, together with Canadian icons Jackie Richardson, Quisha Wint and Gavin Hope, and rising artists Trevlyn Kennedy and Stacy Darko.

  • The present will debut on June 21, 2024. Tickets and extra info [HERE].

Koerner Corridor: Accessibity

Koerner Corridor rental charges are can be found on a backed foundation for non-profit arts organizations. My Piece of the Metropolis expands on that idea to make the acoustically-friendly venue accessible to a wider vary of arts presenters. That can imply:

  • Full or partial monetary help to lease Koerner Corridor;
  • It’s accessible to culturally particular, ethno-cultural, and fairness looking for arts and non-profit teams, artist collectives, particular person artists, or giant organizations;
  • Precedence will likely be given to tasks that interact, promote, or current from precedence teams, which may embody Indigenous peoples, newcomers to Canada and immigrants, racialized communities, ethno-cultural or culturally particular teams, 2SLGBTQIA+, members of official language minority communities, individuals with disabilities, amongst others.

The RCM’s present rental companions are additionally inspired to use if a particular live performance or occasion meets the standards.

Tips on how to Apply

  • Consumption will begin Could 15, 2024 and shut July 1, 2024;
  • Functions might be submitted for tasks, occasions, and concert events occurring between September 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025.

Functions will likely be evaluated by a jury of group members.

  • Functions and full particulars accessible [HERE].

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