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PuSh curator: Involved in Dialogue

October 26, 2010

PuSh’s Senior Curator Sherrie Johnson participated in the Prismatic Conference 2010 organized by One Light Theatre (Halifax) during the month of October

Prismatic is striving to be Canada’s premier festival for new works by culturally diverse artists. Through the artistic events, Prismatic enables a wide audience to engage with a variety of artists and art forms. Through, professional development activities, Prismatic goal’s is to break down the barriers of geography and artistic discipline to facilitate artistic innovation, collaboration amongst artists and professional development. In short, through Prismatic, we can promote the development of culturally diverse artists and provide a platform to debut their new works, collaborations, and experiments.

Purpose of The Talk at Prismatic:

To promote artistic excellence in Canada by bringing key stakeholders together to explore vital issues in a

respectful and comprehensive manner with a view to advancing the position of culturally diverse and Aboriginal


Network – to form relationships that we can sustain and apply usefully in our own context and development.

Collaborate – to come together to create a new synergy of ideas, practice and artistic outcome.

Innovate – to find new forms of practice that engage the creators in a way that advances their practice and

the effectiveness of their message through their chosen medium


– brought new works of Canada’s leading culturally diverse
artists to a wide audience;
– facilitated the professional and artistic development of
emerging and professional artists; and
– partnered with a variety stakeholders to bring diverse
perspectives, experiences and visions to Prismatic’s
professional development activities and artistic pursuits.

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From left to right: Maggie Stewart (Managing Director, One Light Theatre), Adrienne Wong (Artistic Producer, New World Theatre) and Sherrie Johnson (Senior Curator, PuSh Festival)