Join artsvest’s national network of sponsorship, marketing and board governance mentors.

Discovery Category: Volunteer Opportunities
Start Date: Apr 30, 2020
End Date: Dec 17, 2021
Format: Online
Venue Name: Business / Arts
Address: 133 Richmond Street West, Suite 202, Toronto
Cost: volunteer
Provider: artsvest
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artsvest, a mentorship training program designed to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector, provides small to mid-sized arts, culture and heritage organizations with resources, expertise and training in marketing, board governance and sponsorship. And, we are now accepting new volunteers for our 2019-2020 program cycle!

What you’ll do as a mentor:
– Act as an advisor and facilitator for sponsorship, marketing and/or board governance content areas in group mentoring and one-on-one sessions for organizations across Canada.
– Support by hosting webinars on marketing, board governance and sponsorship as well as offering one on one sessions with mentees.
– Provide clear insight and feedback on topics relating to your field of expertise

Benefits of being in a Mentor:
– An invitation to attend artsvest mentor training, program celebrations, invitations to special B/A events, and other special offers
– Networking opportunities with other mentors in your industry;
– Official recognition as a B/A artsvest mentor via your LinkedIn and other social media networks, including B/A social media channels
– Access to B/A artsvest program materials
– That ‘feel good’ feeling you get by making a positive impact and helping to support and develop the capacity of arts & culture organizations across Canada

How B/A will support you:
– Mentor training materials and orientation;
– Flexible scheduling of mentoring sessions informed by your availability;
– Support and mediation in communication with mentees;
– Technical support before and during virtual mentoring sessions;
– Regular check-ins to ensure your mentorship experience is rewarding and meeting your expectations.

Who should apply:
Seasoned professionals from a not-for-profit or corporate background who have at least five years of experience in the areas of sponsorship, marketing and/or board governance in the cultural sector.

What’s the time commitment:
The artvest program is one year in length. Volunteer mentors are accepted on an ongoing basis and may join the program at any time..  Estimated 1 - 5 hours per month during active months of mentorship;*
**Mentors are not always asked to volunteer each month, as program needs may vary.

How to Register:

To become a mentor, please complete the Mentor Statement of Interest and our artsvest Associated National Director will contact you with further information.

If you have any questions about the artsvest Mentorship program, please contact Jessica Vellenga, Associate National Director

B/A welcomes mentor applications from all qualified individuals.  We are particularly interested in and encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.   

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