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Virtual symposium has artists sharing their experience with Creativity Under Pressure

The 7th annual virtual event is free to attend and will include local artists, musicians, writers, creative entrepreneurs and administrators speaking as part of panels and Q and A discussions
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A temporary mural commissioned by the town displays the work of five artists. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday

NEWS RELEASE
TOWN OF COLLINGWOOD
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You are invited to join local artists, musicians, writers, creative entrepreneurs, and cultural administrators to hear inspirational presentations, share ideas and connect online at the 7th Annual Virtual Creative Collingwood Symposium. 

The Town of Collingwood and event partner South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre will host the online event on Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

The theme for this year’s Symposium is Creativity Under Pressure. With panel presentations and Q&A, the event will explore topics including adapting, expanding, and feeding creativity, collaborating at a distance, going digital and nurturing yourself and your creativity.  

“There are many people working and volunteering in creative fields in Collingwood and the Creative Collingwood Symposium is a forum to bring this community together, exchange ideas and discuss new perspectives in an interactive and engaging format,” said Collingwood’s Arts and Culture Coordinator, Tanya Mazza.

“In the face of unprecedented challenges, it’s important that the creative community stick together and continue moving forward.” 

“The Creative Collingwood Symposium has been one of our best-attended, most looked forward to and engaging annual events and this year’s virtual event is shaping up to be just as impactful,” said Tim Newton, South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre Manager. “Our faithful audience and newcomers will not be disappointed with the creative approach we have taken to offer a fully connective experience.”  

The lightning panel will be followed by a Q&A and lightly facilitated networking sessions. The Symposium is free, but attendees must register in advance, as space is limited. 

For more information and to register for the event visit:  https://2020-creative-collingwood-symposium.eventbrite.ca 

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