Now in our 5th year of operation, we have decided to look into becoming a society. Lucky for us, Edmonton has fostered a lovely inter-disciplinary arts community that is interested in the success of everyone! Edmonton artists want everyone to succeed, realizing that we aren’t competing against each other for audiences or popularity, but that the more successful someone else’s company is, the more people will continue coming out to community arts events.
So as we begin to embark on our incorporating journey, we were blessed to have Ainsley Hillyard of Good Women Dance Collective join us this past Tuesday evening at Remedy Café. She generously shared her successes and failures with us imparting a breadth of knowledge that she spent over a year researching. Even after our 2 hour long conversation, she continued to go the extra mile, emailing us resources and ensuring we know we are welcome to call her if we have anymore questions along the way.
Stay tuned over the next year, as Poiema starts another leg of our journey, continuously moving towards bigger and better things. We are definitely in a good company in Edmonton, what a wonderful community we have here. I am so proud of the Edmonton arts scene! Love you guys, may one person's success be a victory for all.