The provincial election is now behind us. We will soon be sending congratulatory messages to all returning Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP), and messages of welcome and introduction to all newly elected MPPs. As soon as they’ve had time to settle into their offices, we will share information with new and returning MPPs about the important work being done by Ontario’s arts community in each riding and throughout the province, and the support provided by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). In the meantime, work continues on several fronts.
One of my colleagues frequently says “we’re getting into the weeds” when we’re planning large projects and find ourselves bogged down with small details. As you know from our previous newsletter, OAC is involved with several very large projects: the new multiyear strategic plan, the Nova IT project and planning for a new office space in early 2016. Given that summer’s almost here, let’s think of it as OAC nurturing its flower beds. There are no weeds here!