Expand is a series of panels, conversations and knowledge sharing curated for artists who wish to expand their creative practices, deepen their appreciation for artistic processes that fall outside their body of knowing and connect with new artists and ideas.


In this multidisciplinary conversation, we will explore the challenges and beauty of being an artist in uncertain times and contribute to a new toolkit for artists. From deepening connection to artistic practices, to nurturing mental health, to empowering communities through art, our speakers will share what learnings they have taken away from the pandemic pause and what practices and tools they are relying on to usher in positive change in themselves and the world.

Reimagining Success In The Arts: New Year, New Tools

Perri Lo, Melanie Yeats & Debi Wong

Jan. 19, 2021, 1pm - 2:30pm | Zoom

The commodification and capitalization of our art spaces has come at a detrimental cost, especially to Crip and BIPOC artists. This panel featuring collaborators from Unsettling Dramaturgy and will explore access practices and process designs outside of institutional traditions that centre the process as art.

The Process is the Work: Creative Processes That Serve Artists and Audiences


Jan.29, 2021, 1pm - 4pm | Zoom

Past Programming

JOB is not a four-letter-word: Finding your dream job and staying an artist

Rebecca Collett | LUCKY PENNY OPERA

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT | Zoom

Thank you to Rebecca Collett and Lucky Penny Opera for this inspiring and helpful seminar.

Thank you to  Opera Mariposa and all panelists for hosting such an important discussion.

Making Opera Accessible: during the pandemic & beyond 

Ophira Calof, Landon Krentz, Karen Lee-Morlang|


Tuesday, December 1st, 2pm - 3:30PM  PDT | Zoom

Thank you to Lucky Penny Opera and Joseph Bardsley for teaching artists about financing their work.

The Finances Of Art: Developing your company’s finances

Joseph Bardsley | LUCKY PENNY OPERA

Tuesday, December 15th, 7pm - 8:30pm PDT | Zoom

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