Want to be a creative businessperson?

Victoria Webb shares how her research with the Creative Humanities is helping her become more open and adaptable, two creativity-boosting characteristics. Click the button below to find out how you can enhance your creativity with the right mindset.


5 Tips to Stay on Top of Work & School

Contributing to a major research project is, well, a lot of work! Robyn Miller, Creative Documenter, shares how she balances a busy research and school schedule.


Inspiring the Domino Effect

Karly-Anna O’Brien shares how she’s mobilizing her passion for entrepreneurialism to produce a domino effect in Toronto’s theatre community.


Get Creative when Blogging for Business

Brittany German, our lead copy writer on the TENT project, shares some tips on how to craft content that fuses creativity with business.  With her help, you will not only be able to celebrate the value creativity brings to business but also showcase its impact through tantalizing prose.


The Importance of an Online Presence

Jacquelyn Ferguson (Research Assistant) shares how developing curriculum for the Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Networking and Training program helped her better appreciate how many opportunities social media opens up for emerging talent in the creative industries.


Creative Humanites Featured in Curiosities

Find out how an ecceltic team of undergraduate researchers at Sheridan College are collaborating with Toronto Fringe to bring new ideas to the Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Networking & Training program. Together, they’re helping emerging producers thrive in the theatre business.


Creating Leaders & Impact

Introducing another fine creative problem solving (CPS) facilitator: Sandra Ghobrial, a fourth-year BBA Marketing student. Sandra is a skilled operator of the sticky notes, papers that appear at every facilitation–they just wouldn’t be CPS facilitations otherwise!

The recurring challenge in these sessions is to conceive ideas that haven’t yet been exposed, and Sandra is eager to make this happen. When she’s in charge, she works hard with her collaborators to follow the breadcrumbs that one average idea leaves on its way to a sweet discovery.

To Sandra, the biggest payoff is seeing her client have that ah-ha! moment. It’s rewarding revealing ideas to her clients that they had never thought of before.

See Sandra’s video to hear her take on things!

TENT Collaboration Featured in Alchemy 

The word spreads thanks to Brittany German’s pen. The collaboration’s lead wordsmith, German (BA, Creative Writing & Publishing) is raising awareness about the impact we’re bringing to Sheridan students and Toronto’s theatre community.


Super Fun Creativity Workshop!

Kate Dockeray (BA, Photography) was the project’s first Creative Documenter. Find out how she used her artistic talent to share our story and what she’s learned from our collaboration with Toronto Fringe.


Creative Problem Solving at the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals

Who doesn’t love a road trip? The mere suggestion invokes the idea of an adventure: discoveries to be unearthed, friendships formed, strengthened, deepened. All of this is exactly what happened when we took our collaboration with Toronto Fringe on the road one grey day in early November and headed west to the town of Windsor.


New Opportunities for Toronto’s Artists

We designed and instructed innovation workshops for TENT & Toronto Fringe in July 2018. Find out what we did and what’s in store for fall 2018!

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Alexadanra Simpson, Brandon McFarlane, Christopher Hedrick, Allan Turner. Photo by Kate Dockeray.
Mobilizing Social Innovation to Train the Next Generation of Theatre Entrepreneurs

We’re leveraging Sheridan’s expertise in social innovation and community-engaged research to expand Toronto Fringe’s Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Networking and Training program (TENT) and recommend models for fiscal sustainability.

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Breaking Through Barriers to Gender Equity in Candian Film

We’re harnessing humanities research and creative problem solving (CPS) to facilitate the development of a new, three-year strategic plan for Breakthroughs Film Festival.

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Creative Humanities is a hub for research projects directed by Dr, Brandon McFarlane, a Professor of Creativity & Creative Thinking at Sheridan College.

We’re committed to creating new approaches to humanities research & education that better serve students and Canadian communities.

We’re grateful for the support of SSHRC and Sheridan College for our collaborations with Toronto Fringe and Breakthroughs Film Festival.