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Empowering Creatives  & Entrepreneurs

OPEN. is a connected community of diverse creatives who are provided access to industry experts, mentors and pathways to new opportunities in the Durham Region.


We currently host events, workshops and provide resources to empower those building their career in music, film &

creative entrepreneurship.

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

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  • The Art Of The Sample
    RSVP Closed
    Jun. 30, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT
    Virtual Event
    Join Matthew Boi1da Samuels on June 30th at 8pm as he breaks down some of the most iconic music samples. A virtual intimate & interactive for those in the music industry that we are limiting to 40 participants. To attend, go to www.thatopenspace.com and click RSVP. Emails will be sent out later
  • Story to Screen with Tamar Bird
    May 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT
    In Your Space
    Award winning film producer, Tamar Bird talks about getting your story to screen on a budget.
  • Future Proof Your Finances
    Apr. 22, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Zoom Virtual
    During this session, you will learn how to organize your finances and optimize for your business. Ashley from MoneyLobby.ca will teach you how to arrange your money accounts and determine the best system for you.

"Almost always, the creative, dedicated minority

has made the world better."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Empower Durham's Creative Community