What we do

"Our vision is a robust and resilient Ontario cultural sector."

Our Mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and business skills training.

At WorkInCulture we CONNECT, CREATE, and CURATE training and tools that help arts and culture professionals develop the business skills to match their creative talents:

  • We CONNECT employers and job seekers through our popular online Job Board, and connect and collaborate with other arts and culture organizations to deliver professional development and business training to the creative community.
  • We CREATE curriculum that meets the needs of our community and original thought provoking research designed in conjunction with other leaders in the sector covering topics that are important to the community.
  • We CURATE information - research, links, tips, and resources - that we feel is relevant to our audience.


How we do it

SUPPORTING the creative community by demystifying the language and practice of business for creative professionals.

COMMUNICATING the many learning and professional development  opportunities available across Ontario through our website, popular job board, course board, and social media channels .

COLLABORATING with other arts, culture and heritage organizations to deliver training that improves the ability of Ontario's creative community to grow and prosper.


Our values

As an organization we are :

  • Passionate about the vital contribution of arts and culture to society in Ontario
  • Responsive to the diverse needs of the people who work in the cultural sector in Ontario
  • Collaborative in the delivery of relevant and practical programs and services.


Our roots

WorkInCulture began its life as Cultural Careers Council Ontario (still our legal name).

In 1998 it was incorporated as a not for profit with a Board of Directors and Executive Director appointed to carry out its mission of bringing business training and career development skills to the creative community.


Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

WorkInCulture is committed to a framework for change that begins with articulating a vision of inclusion based on research and self-reflection. We will implement strategies, policies and practices inspired by that vision, including addressing the public image and information (communications) of the organization. We will continuously improve through an ongoing process of evaluation and change.

An inclusive approach will be thoroughly integrated into the ongoing activities, operations and relationships of the organization. Barriers to inclusion will be identified and removed.
WIC is committed to employment diversity with respect to all aspects of employment. All decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, employee development decisions such as training, and all other terms and conditions of employment, will be made without regard to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical and mental disability, age, ancestry or place of origin.

WIC will make every effort to make its volunteer pool and employee workforce representative and reflective of the communities in which its services are provided. WIC will endeavour to ensure that the workplace, all policies, procedures and practices, are free of deliberate or unintentional (systemic) barriers so that no one is disadvantaged.

Our Funders

Our funders help us work toward our Vision of a robust, resilient cultural sector.