Arts Management Workshops

In the new year we will be partnering with Artscape Launchpad to deliver a series of professional development workshops.

These workshops are ideal for individuals who want to learn more about managing projects, as well as boosting relationships with stakeholders, including volunteers, staff and partners.

Workshop dates include:

January 18, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Mastering the Art of Partnerships and Collaboration

This workshop will introduce you to partnership fundamentals using practical examples drawn from our sector. Our co-presenters, Alicks Girowski and Gilad Cohen will cover how to assess your readiness to partner and determine some potential opportunities.

Co-presented by Alicks Girowski, Volunteer Manager, Hot Docs and Director of Operations, JAYU; and Gilad Cohen of Founder & Executive Director, JAYU.

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January 25, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Project Management in Arts & Culture

Whatever the project, efficient project management can have a big impact on your bottom line. Presenter, Inga Untiks will explore useful techniques and provide hands-on activities to help you break down projects into manageable tasks.

Presented by Inga Untiks, Instructor, Arts Administration and Cultural Management Program, Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts.

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February 8, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Managing People in Arts & Culture

The key to a successful organization or business is acquiring and managing strong talent. Presenter, Sandy Lee will provide need-to-know aspects of human resources and best practices to support an engaged team.

Presented by Sandy Lee, CHRL, CPCC, Vice-President, Coach Learning & Development with Reddin Global Inc (The Emerson Suite).

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AFMN Deadline Extension – Apply by Fri. January 20

The Arts Facilities Mentoring Network matches arts managers looking to develop skills to manage, renew and develop arts facilities, with experienced professionals.

If you’re a cultural leader looking for guidance to tackle facility-related issues and projects, this program is for you. 

Program Description and Timeline.


Upcoming events in collaboration with ArtsBuild Ontario include:
January 31,  1:00 - 5:00 PM
Free workshop: Reaching Your Renter Audience 
Location | 44 Gaukel St., Kitchener, ON

February 22, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Free webinar: Contracts and Agreements – Landlords vs. Tenants 

February 23, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Free webinar: Capital Projects Success Stories

March 29, 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Free webinar: Space Management 101 – Keys to Success


Fri. May 12, 2017

Save the date for our upcoming Creative Works Conference in partnership with Humber's The Business School and School of Creative and Performing Arts.

As Toronto’s conference for arts & culture professionals, Creative Works 2017 will be a hub for the exploration of new frontiers in cultural management and the trends that will shape the future of the cultural sector.

The conference will give the stage to leaders and visionaries from Canada’s creative community, to highlight three exciting areas:

Money + Models – Investigating new ways of building, operating, and funding the organizations, businesses, and systems in our sector.

Innovating Work/Space – Exploring the newest innovations in cultural workplace management and technology.

Leading for the Future – Forecasting the trends and innovations that will shape the future of arts and culture leadership.

Visit Creative Works Conference 2017 



Early Bird Registration: January 2nd , 2017 – January 29th, 2017

Price – $125/person (includes lunch and evening reception)

Regular Registration: January 30th, 2017 – May 5th, 2017

Price – $150/person (includes lunch and evening reception)