Creative Works 2019 conference attendees at the closing reception.

Creative Works 2019 attendees gathered at the conference closing reception. 


Creative Works brings together leaders, visionaries, and aspiring professionals from Canada’s creative community to engage in conversation central to the future of the arts and culture. It's an opportunity for a new generation of cultural leaders to network with peers across industries, explore trends, and share new ideas and tools that will affect creative work and the creative community.

Creative Work is proudly presented by WorkInCulture and Humber College Faculty of Media & Creative Arts. The conference happens biennially (every other year). The first Creative Works took place in 2017 followed by 2019. We will be back in 2021. Learn more about the Creative Works at 


Also part of Creative Works is the HUSTLE + THRIVE pilot project, based on recommendations from Creative Works and the MakingItWork research report in 2019. HUSTLE + THRIVE is a multi-channel learning space for conversation on living, working and thriving in arts and culture. We feature artists, creatives, cultural contributors, workers and supporters, to learn about about their unique experiences, their work, and how they got to where they are.The podcast is hosted by Yomi John and co-hosts from the sector. The audio is edited by Santiago Bedoya, who is also a student of the Radio and Media Production Post-Grad program at Humber College. 

HUSTLE + THRIVE Episodes and Blogs.
You can also listen to HUSTLE + THRIVE on SpotifyApple Podcastand Google Podcasts.

Recent HUSTLE + THRIVE Episodes:

Featuring: Anne T. Donahue, Authour and Writer; Crissy Calhoun, Freelance Book Editor and Writer; Jen Knoch, Senior Editor, ECW Press and Writer 
Find out from Anne T. Donahue, Crissy Calhoun and Jen Knoch, why support systems are important and why building the ‘right’ creative team matters. Read the blog + Get to know the Guests

Featuring: Anthony Oliveira, Writer, Film programmer, Pop Culture Critic and PhD

Find out from Anthony Oliveira, writer, film programmer, pop culture critic and PhD, about meaningfully engaging the queer community, living inclusive values, and the delicate balance between queering existing institutions and building your own spaces. Read the blog + Get to know the Guests

Featuring: Victoria Anderson-Gardener, Filmmaker
Victoria Anderson-Gardener talks about ways their Indigenous identity helped shape a career in documentary filmmaking. We chat about their award winning film, The Hurt That Binds Us, and the role of grants, teamwork and self-care in the creative process. Read the blog + Get to know the Guests

Get More HUSTLE + THRIVE Episodes and Blogs.
Subscribe on SpotifyApple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.



Presenting Partners 

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