Designing for Dance (#DesignforDance #danceTO) is a collaborative project between TOES FOR DANCE and DanceWorks, funded by the Metcalf Foundation. Designing for Dance explores how Design Thinking approaches can activate new possibilities for public engagement with Toronto’s professional dance community.

The project will focus on ways that co-designing with stakeholders can benefit long-term engagement, organizational planning, sustainability and social relevance. Members of the community are encouraged to participate as co-designers and knowledge users throughout the duration of the project.

To join us in the community conversation around this project use the #DesignforDance hashtag on all of your social media platforms. To sign up for updates and/or to become involved please send your name and email to Project Lead, Maria Luisa Contursi marialuisa@toesfordance.ca.

Here is the full press release.


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