Growing Earned Revenue Mentoring Program

(The GERM Program)

Submissions are now closed

We will be developing and posting related resources and learning opportunities throughout the pilot project period which runs until October 31, 2018. 

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We are delighted to announce our new pilot project, Growing Earned Revenue Mentoring (GERM) Program, where we match 20 arts and heritage organizations across Ontario with a professional experienced in identifying and expanding earned revenue opportunities.

WorkInCulture recognizes that nonprofit arts and heritage organizations are facing the challenges of reduced financial resources and are inspired to explore untapped resources and earned revenue opportunities.

Whatever the motivation, earned revenue activities have the potential to provide opportunities for experimentation, innovation, greater independence and long-term sustainability, and to further enhance the organization’s mission and impact.

GERM Program Overview 

GERM Program FAQs

If you have a new project idea or you are looking to build upon an existing opportunity, this program is for you.


Not sure if the program is right for you? We will be offering two online info sessions for potential applicants on February 1 and February 16, 2017

Info Session dates/times include:

February 1, 2pm – 3pm (Listen to the recording here)
February 16, 12pm – 1pm (Listen to the recording here)



For more information about the Growing Earned Revenue Mentoring (GERM) Program please contact:

Stephanie Draker, Program Manager, at