<ul><li>Bunch is Canada’s expert in art & culture based experiences for families. </li></ul><ul><li>We host dance parties, rock concerts and artist salons for Toronto families as part of the Bunch ticketed season. </li></ul><ul><li>Bunch also creates unique family programs for select partners including Luminato , Cirque Du Soleil , </li></ul><ul><li>City of Toronto , Pop Montreal , Harbourfront Centre , Cadillac Fairview , Kiehl’s , Mexx Kids and Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>As well, we report on the crazy and creative things that families from all over the place are doing together through our web-site and subscriber newsletter (10,000). </li></ul><ul><li>Bunch was founded by Rebecca Brown , who is a theatre director trained in New York. Throughout her career, Rebecca has formed relationships with influential musicians and artists who both program and attend Bunch events and provide content to Bunch communications. </li></ul>
“ Bunch stages sophisticated but accessible art and cultural events for families.” The Toronto Star, March 26, 2009 “ The Bunch Family blog is an inspiring compendium of kids and families doing fascinating things across the globe.” Sweetmama.ca, March 23, 2009 “ Rebecca Brown has an eyes-narrowed intensity when she talks... “I think this generation of parents has made a serious investment in the more soulful aspects of life, in quality of life,” she says. “Parents want to have amazing experiences with their kids. They want to be part of a community. It’s about sharing your interests with your kids just as you share theirs.” Toronto Life, May 2008, Cover Story Baby Wars by Katrina Onstad “ Hipsters who love their children also love Bunch.” National Post, Sept. 26, 2007 Q&A: Where All the Cool Kids Go by Karon Liu “ Rebecca Brown, a Toronto parent, who co-founded Bunch, says more and more kids are being exposed to adult forms of culture. “There’s a shift in the way people are parenting,” she says. “There’s less of a division of what is adult and what is for children.” The Globe and Mail, Feb. 2007 Mini-Socialites by Rebecca Eckler
Luminato asked Bunch to produce a massive art installation with kids for a special Cirque Du Soleil experience at Harbourfront Centre and to create on-site family programming.
We collaborated with 1,500 kids from High Park to Regent Park. The kids hand-painted hundreds of banners that Cirque installed on a 300 metre clothesline spanning much of Toronto’s central waterfront.
<ul><li>Presented annually, Bunch Family Salon is a one-of-a-kind, one-day-only experience </li></ul><ul><li>where kids and parents collaborate with top artists and thinkers. </li></ul><ul><li>Salon 2009 teamed kids and parents up with architects and urban planners to imagine and build the city of their dreams. </li></ul>
<ul><li>To ensure that families from all parts of Toronto got to share their vision of what a city should be, Bunch gave free admission to families in need through the non profit groups Kids Up Front and Art City. </li></ul><ul><li>Bunch Family Salon 2009 was sponsored by Yahoo! Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>The Salon has been the subject of two separate CBC documentaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids at Salon 2009 live blogged the event for The Torontoist . </li></ul><ul><li>800 kids and parents attended. </li></ul>
<ul><li>On Feb. 1st, Bunch and the City of Toronto hosted a special, super big, super fun, super </li></ul><ul><li>awesome version of Bunch Family Dance Party, as part of the City of Toronto’s </li></ul><ul><li>WinterCity Festival. </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 kids and and parents attended. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The theme was Outer Space and kids had to help make peace between breakdancing robots and aliens. </li></ul><ul><li>The kids’ tv show Yo Gabba Gabba! was the main sponsor. </li></ul>
Broken Social Scene Bunch Family Salon, 2007 500 Attended Rocked out with: Saidah Baba Talibah Bunch Family Dance Party, 2007 400 Attended The Bicycles Bunch Rocks, 2006 400 Attended Samba Kidz Bunch Family Dance Party: Latin Groove Edition, 2007 700 Attended
Learned to play air guitar from Canada’s Air Guitar Champion Bunch Family Dance Party: Luminato Edition 2009 3,000 Attendees
Kicked it old school for Luminato. Bunch Family Dance Party: Block Party for Luminato 2008, Yonge-Dundas Square, 4,000 Attended
Partied at Andy’s Factory Bunch Family Dance Party: Factory Kids Edition 2008, CiRCA, 1,500 Attended
Done a whole bunch of dancing. Around 40,000 families have shaken it on the dance floor at a Bunch Family Dance Party.
Made Glowing Art Painted a Still Life Created a Newspaper Celebrated Canada Day Live Blogged for the Torontoist Delivered a Lecture on Bugs Watched cartoons Learned about vaudeville Designed Punk Rock T-shirts Drummed Sung an Aria Beatboxed Blown Bubbles Done Yoga Deejayed