Accessibility Resources: Cripping the Arts

Several PAONE members attended a fantastic event in January! Cripping the Arts 2019 was three days of programming – panel discussions, co-creative workshops, exhibitions and performances – animating how Deaf, Mad, and Disability Arts and activism changes how we experience art and culture as well as the ways our sector contributes, and leads to, the achievements of disability rights and justice movements. Read Tim’s Summary and check out links to related resources.


November 2018 Newsletter

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PAONE Holiday Social - December 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy a bite and a drink with colleagues at Jason George in downtown Toronto, and celebrate the first half of the season! 



Mirvish Productions welcomes  PAONE to a matinee performance of the hit musical, Come From Away. Enjoy a pre-show networking reception, observe a post-show school Q&A with the cast, and learn about how Mirvish develops its educational programming in a post-show chat with Denise Anderson, Student Outreach & Education Coordinator.
Registration closes on December 2.


ICYMI - October Event Highlights
On Monday, October 29, 45 PAONE members, artists, and administrators gathered at the Toronto Centre for the Arts for the Learning from Indigenous Culture and Teachings in the Arts conference and PAONE AGM. 


Thank you, Patty!
After 26 years, including eight seasons as the Chair of the Board, arts education and community engagement advocate, Patty Jarvis, has stepped down and is moving into a new role as Advisor to the Board. Read about the history of PAONE and Patty’s immeasurable contributions.

Your Leaders
At the 2018 AGM, members approved the Proposed Slate of Directors for the 2018/2019 season.

2018 AGM

Our 2018 AGM will be held Monday, October 29, 2018 as part of our first program of the season. Hear a quick recap of 2017/2018 activities, meet the new members elected to the PAONE Board, and learn about the exciting line-up of programs for the 2018/2019 season.

For more information about the event and to register, click here.

The 2017-2018 AGM Minutes can be found here.
The 2018-2019 AGM Agenda can be found here.
The 2018-2019 Proposed Slate of Board of Directors can be found here.

See you there!

2018/2019 Season Announcements!

Call for Board Members

PAONE is seeking two new positions on the Board of Directors: an Administrator, and Events/Advancement position. We are a volunteer, working board, and operate as a collective. We are looking for motivated individuals who work well in a team environment and have the proven ability to take initiative!

Application deadline: August 30, 2018


Membership 2018/2019

After careful examination of attendance, participation, and engagement, PAONE is excited to launch our new Membership program in the 2018/2019 season. Visit our Membership Page to explore member benefits!

Become a Member by October 31, 2018 to maintain access to our Facebook group where members will hear about professional development opportunities, special ticket discounts, new research, job postings, and important news pertaining to our sector.


We have a new website!

Welcome to our new website!

As a member driven service organization, we hope this website will be useful to arts education professionals. We aim to provide you with effective resources and tools which will help and facilitate our collective events, advocacy, dialogue, and networking.


We hope you like the fresh new look to the website and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily. 

We value your opinion! Please contact us to let us know what you think - all comments and feedback are welcome. Please also let us know if you cannot find something or would like to make any suggestions for new information or topics.   

Many thanks for your ongoing support of PAONE!