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Great Summer At the Arts Touring Alliance

Great Summer At the ATAA As a Field Placement Student

Yuri Kim, Arts and Cultural Management-MacEwan University

Even though I have been interested in the touring arts industry, I did not know about the industry well because I am pretty new in Canada. To explore this industry, I knocked the door of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta as a student looking for a field placement organization. Shannon and Kennedy welcomed me and were very interested in helping and leading me to learn about the organization and the industry despite of their busy works.

From conducting researches to drafting plans for future workshops, all works which they assigned to me were very helpful for me to understand the touring arts industry in Alberta. Especially, it was a very good experience to learn about arts and culture in smaller cities in Alberta by conducting researches of concert venues and arts organizations since I could not have many chances to think about outside of Edmonton before this field placement.

Without great supports from Shannon and Kennedy, I would never have completed this field placement really well by learning the vision and the mandate of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta and needs of the touring arts industry in Alberta. It was also great that I had a chance to think about skills I need to get onboard on this industry.

I had a very wonderful summer at the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta. I am sure that everything I learned at the Arts Touring Alliance would help me develop my career in the touring arts industry. I would definitely recommend other students, who are interested in the touring arts industry, to talk to the Arts Touring Alliance.