April 13, 2020 Azimuth Theatre/Theatre Alberta Community Check-in Meeting Minutes

April 13, 2020

Azimuth Theatre/Theatre Alberta Community Check-in

Meeting Minutes


8:35 p.m. MST Meeting called to order.

Vanessa Sabourin delivers Treaty 6 land acknowledgement and rules of engagement for community meetings.

These meetings will NOT be recorded and folks will always have the option to make any information shared confidential if they so choose.


Orders of business:

Register for all future meetings: https://www.theatrealberta.com/community-check-in/?fbclid=IwAR3c4M1EZf_npUrOvuCuUDBSNTDEoAbSIFw6CGXMruoYaz3sOym9-e9RBZc


Monday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. MST

Monday, April 27 at 8 p.m. MST


Resources shared:

Eva Cains is offering help with grant writing for the Edmonton Arts Council’s upcoming Creators’ Reserve grant due on April 24, 2020. She is particularly interested in working with first-time grant writers.

To contact Eva, please email cairnseva62@gmail.com or text 780-975-4538


Theatre Alberta has many resources on their website:



Including LEAN Canada who are offering Canadian arts organizations mentorship and crisis services. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1msW7pzaUXWlgn0aEuyeadI4EHxQG4c5dr2xD9kPcoMM/edit


You can text COVID4hope to 393939 for daily check ins on how to process anxiety and activities to support living in this time.


Questions raised:


What platforms (besides Zoom) are available for online meetings/gatherings:


Google Duo https://duo.google.com/

BlueJeans https://www.bluejeans.com/downloads

Google Hangouts https://hangouts.google.com/

Microsoft Teams (better security than Zoom) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-teams/id1113153706

Facebook messengers calls (very easy to use for non tech-savvy folks)


What platforms for Live events are folks using?

Facebook Live

Youtube Live (The AFC just had a very successful fundraiser on Youtube Live)


Is there a way to better help our seniors in the community?


How do we help those who are living by themselves?


Some mentions of “buddy system” to check on folks regularly.


Talk of an emergency email for folks who are struggling mentally and financially. More talk of LEAN Canada as an excellent resource for these folks: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1msW7pzaUXWlgn0aEuyeadI4EHxQG4c5dr2xD9kPcoMM/edit


Fundraising in crisis:

 CanadaHelps.org are providing webinars


Now is still the time to get your message out to your supporters

Give options to your supporters for ways they can help

-one time donation

-keep the conversation going on social media

-Planned giving

-check in with your sponsors. See how they’re doing


Print Machine #HereForGood t-shirt campaign. They are working with local businesses on this campaign where they are putting the businesses names on t-shirts and are splitting the proceeds with the businesses for any funds raised for t-shirt sales. Any business can reach out to be a part of the campaign.


9:31 p.m. MST Meeting adjourned

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