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Youth-Inclusive Hiring Practices Webinar
Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Free to attend and open to the public

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CivicAction and WorkInCulture host a free, interactive webinar that will help you better attract young, diverse talent, including a real-time assessment of your organization's entry-level job postings!

Attendees will leave the webinar equipped with:

  • Youth-inclusive strategies and tactics that can be applied across all HR stages
  • New and improved job postings that will better attract next-gen talent using the HireNext Job Posting Assessment
  • An expanded network of like-minded individuals facing similar HR challenges

This is an interactive webinar where participants are encouraged to contribute and engage!

Who should attend:

  • Those with accountability for some aspect of human resources in their organization (e.g., HR Managers, HR Specialists, Recruiters, etc.)
  • Those hiring for entry-level roles

Learn more about the webinar and register here.


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Working in the Arts: Overview of the Arts & Culture Sector and Career Opportunities for Newcomers
Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET

Free to attend and open to the public

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Part of WorkInCulture's Working in the Arts: Resources and Pathways for Newcomers program, this webinar will provide an overview of career pathways in the arts and culture sector in Toronto/GTA for newcomers and immigrants looking to start or build a creative practice, provide arts management/administrative/office support for arts organizations, or explore entrepreneurship or social enterprise.

Panelists: Yazmeen Kanji, Advocacy & Outreach Lead, BIPOC TV and Film; Jacoba Knaapen, Executive Director, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA); Flora Shum, Outreach Co-ordinator, CARFAC Ontario
Moderator: Diane Davy, Executive Director, WorkInCulture

Learn more about Working in the Arts here.


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Working in the Arts: Grants & Funding Opportunities for Newcomers
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET

Free to attend and open to the public

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Part of WorkInCulture's Working in the Arts: Resources and Pathways for Newcomers program, this webinar will provide an overview of the grant and funding landscape for the arts and culture sector, highlighting the major granting and funding bodies as well as opportunities available to newcomer and immigrant artists and arts professionals specifically.

Speakers: More information coming soon!

Learn more about Working in the Arts here.


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Working in the Arts: A Panel Discussion with Newcomer & Immigrant Artists
Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET

Free to attend and open to the public

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Part of WorkInCulture's Working in the Arts: Resources and Pathways for Newcomers program, this webinar features a panel of newcomer and immigrant artists speaking about their experience pursuing a career and supporting their artistic practice in Toronto/GTA. The panel will discuss artistic communities and networks, types of training and education available, resources for those building or supporting an artistic practice, and more.

Speakers: More information coming soon!

Learn more about Working in the Arts here.


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Working in the Arts: A Panel Discussion with Newcomer & Immigrant Arts Administrators
Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET

Free to attend and open to the public

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Part of WorkInCulture's Working in the Arts: Resources and Pathways for Newcomers program, this webinar features a panel of newcomer and immigrant arts managers/administrators speaking about their experience pursuing a career in Toronto/GTA. The panel will discuss the range of roles that exist across different arts organizations and companies, skills-building considerations, resources to sustain and grow an arts administration career, and more.

Speakers: More information coming soon!

Learn more about Working in the Arts here.


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Public Session – Growing Creative Careers Windsor & Region: Funding Creative Projects Panel
Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm ET

Free to attend and open to the public

You have an artistic or creative project idea in mind and your plan is coming together—but how will you fund it? What financial considerations do you need to build into your plan to make sure you can accomplish what you set out to do? What financial and funding resources are available to you?

In this public discussion, we heard from an expert panel of guest speakers about funding levels and considerations for arts projects, and what local Windsor-Essex region funding opportunities are available to those trying to bring their projects to the next stage.

Meet our facilitator: Nadja Pelkey is an artist, writer, and cultural worker based in Windsor, Ontario. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and abroad. She has contributed catalogue essays, reviews, and criticism to both regional and national publications. In 2014 she was nominated for the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts by senior artist nominee Iain Baxter. From 2013 to 2015, she directed the Neighbourhood Spaces Artist-in-Residence program, culminating in the Neighbourhood Spaces Community and Socially Engaged Art Symposium and subsequent publication Neighbourhood Spaces, which she edited. She is the former Executive Director of the Arts Council Windsor & Region and sits on the City of Windsor Public Art Committee. Nadja has taught at University of Windsor, where she worked in the photography area and taught as a sessional instructor. Nadja is currently Associate Curator, Projects & Partnerships of Art Windsor-Essex.

This public session was delivered as part of our Growing Creative Careers program. If you are interested in participating in our next multi-session intensive cohort, please visit workinculture.ca/windsor for more details about the program.

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Webinar – Marketing Masterclass: Marketing for Events!
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET

Open to the public

This FREE webinar was for arts and heritage organization staff interested in learning how to structure a marketing campaign for their next event!

Do you have an upcoming event (e.g., fundraiser, exhibition, open house, performance) that you'd like to market more strategically?
Are you looking for guidance on how to create a manageable and effective plan to achieve your event marketing goals?
Are you trying to get your colleagues and Board more engaged and involved in implementing your next campaign?

We covered some best practices, broke down the common elements of a strong campaign, and highlighted how you can make the most of the outreach channels available to you.

Meet our facilitator: Sue Edworthy has worked in the non-profit performing arts for over twenty years. She is a respected and sought-after marketing and communications specialist and runs Sue Edworthy Arts Planning, a marketing, producing and strategic planning company for the Toronto arts community. Visit sueedworthy.ca for more information.

This webinar was presented as part of our Marketing Masterclass for Arts & Heritage Organizations program. For more details about the program and access to additional free resources—including interviews, case studies, and templates—visit workinculture.ca/Marketing-Masterclass.

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Webinar – Marketing Masterclass: Getting Your Board on Board!
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET

Open to the public

This was a FREE webinar for arts and heritage organization staff interested in learning how to structure and present their marketing strategy to their Board of Directors—and get them engaged!

Do you struggle with engaging board members when it comes to marketing and promotion?
Are you trying to get your board involved with promoting an upcoming event/exhibition?
Are you trying to get them to see the value of promoting the work your organization does on a regular basis?
Are you currently a board member of an arts or heritage organization looking for guidance on how you can support the staff? (You can join too!)

We covered some best practices, broke down common issues, and highlighted opportunities to get your Board engaged in your marketing strategy, including how your Board's Love Languages can help support your goals.

Meet our facilitator: Sue Edworthy has worked in the non-profit performing arts for over twenty years. She is a respected and sought-after marketing and communications specialist and runs Sue Edworthy Arts Planning, a marketing, producing and strategic planning company for the Toronto arts community. Visit sueedworthy.ca for more information.

This webinar was presented as part of our Marketing Masterclass for Arts & Heritage Organizations program. For more details about the program and access to additional free resources—including interviews, case studies, and templates—visit workinculture.ca/Marketing-Masterclass.

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Public Session – Growing Creative Careers Windsor & Region: Project Planning Panel
Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm ET

Open to the public

Bringing a project plan or project management mindset into your artistic practice or creative work isn't about bringing in more administrative structure for the sake of it. Doing so can help you keep track of your responsibilities and tasks in a way that feels manageable and contained, can improve your communications with collaborators and partners, and can help you see how your actions all fit into helping you achieve your larger vision and goals.

But where do you start?
How do you know it's working?
What tools and resources are available to you?

Our expert panel of guest speakers spoke about their experiences starting, implementing and evaluating their own creative projects. Panelists included: Jeremy Klaver, Musician and Development Manager of Windsor Symphony Orchestra; Tina Rouhandeh, Fibre and Textile Artist; and Chloe Chlumecky, Painter.

Meet our facilitator: Nadja Pelkey is an artist, writer, and cultural worker based in Windsor, Ontario. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and abroad. She has contributed catalogue essays, reviews, and criticism to both regional and national publications. In 2014 she was nominated for the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts by senior artist nominee Iain Baxter. From 2013 to 2015, she directed the Neighbourhood Spaces Artist-in-Residence program, culminating in the Neighbourhood Spaces Community and Socially Engaged Art Symposium and subsequent publication Neighbourhood Spaces, which she edited. She is the former Executive Director of the Arts Council Windsor & Region and sits on the City of Windsor Public Art Committee. Nadja has taught at University of Windsor, where she worked in the photography area and taught as a sessional instructor. Nadja is currently Associate Curator, Projects & Partnerships of Art Windsor-Essex.

This public session was delivered as part of our Growing Creative Careers program. If you are interested in participating in our next multi-session intensive cohort, please visit workinculture.ca/windsor for more details about the program.

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Info Session – Growing Creative Careers: Planning Your Projects
August 10 | 12 - 1 pm ET
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Learn more about Growing Creative Careers: Planning Your Projects in this information session with curriculum consultant and facilitator Nadja Pelkey. This upcoming training series is geared towards participants int he Windsor-Essex region looking to develop or expand a creative project idea or partnership. Participants will work closely together to workshop their ideas with peers, and will come away from the training series with the resources and knowledge needed to move their projects forward.

If you have any questions about Growing Creative Careers: Windsor & Region or Cohort 3: Planning Your Projects, please visit workinculture.ca/windsor or contact Stephanie Draker, Program Manager at stephaniedraker@workinculture.ca.

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FLEX Spotlight Session: Collaborating with Society
April 13 | 10 am - 12pm EDT

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This spotlight session covered the ethics of socially-engaged art; effective methodologies for engagement and evaluation; managing change at different scales, from the individual to the systemic; environmental justice, citizen participation, the role of creativity in everyday life, and much more! This Spotlight featured EVVI (France), 64 Million Artists (UK), and Kevin Matthew Wong (Canada).

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FLEX Spotlight Session: Collaborating with Artists
March 16 | 10 am - 12pm EDT

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A festival is like an iceberg: the collective experience is the tip, the rest is all the underground work going on year-round to make it happen. In this second Spotlight Session, with guests from Manchester Jazz Festival (UK), Queens' Council on the Arts (USA), and Owais Lightwala (Canada), we'll look under the surface to consider year-round collaborations with artists: from outreach & participation projects to talent development programmes, co-productions, commissions, interdisciplinary experimentations, and intersectoral explorations.

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FLEX Spotlight Session: Collaborating with Peers
Wed, Feb 2 | 10am -12pm EST
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This Spotlight Session covered how to collaborate with arts and heritage festivals, make space for conflict amongst peers and grow, maintain and end professional relationships. Learn from inspiring examples of peer-based collaborative frameworks from Canada, Spain, France, and Belgium. Guest speakers include: Clayton Windatt, curator, multi-arts performer and filmmaker, Benoit Geers from NEXT Festival, and Mike Ribalta from FiraTàrrega.


Closed Captioning: Please note that all our online workshops/webinars are recorded and closed captioned, with pdf transcriptions for accessibility purposes. By registering you are agreeing to be recorded.