LEANARTS, a program of the Performing Arts Alliance, is an experimental pilot program designed to support promising performing arts initiatives in Toronto by introducing them to the tools and methodologies used by technology startups.
Ten teams from a variety of performing arts disciplines will be selected to work with experienced mentors and instructors to shape project ideas by applying techniques focussed on customer validated feedback and learning. The program duration is five weeks, beginning January 2015, and is structured through a mix of collaborative weekly sessions, one-on-one mentorship and assignments.
Teams interested in participating have until October 1st to submit their applications. Those interested in finding out more are invited to attend an information session at MaRS Discovery District (Room CR3, 101 College St.) on Friday, September 12 from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
LEANARTS will be delivered in partnership with MaRS and The Working Group and is funded through a Leadership for Change grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.