Workshops

 

The Ottawa Arts Council works independently and in collaboration with partners to produce educational opportunities. Workshops range from presentations by an expert panel or an individual who responds to identified current issues, legislative changes, needed skills development or information sharing.

Our main focus for workshops is currently the Creative Capital Exchange. This project runs from Fall 2014 until Spring 2016. You can find out more on our Creative Capital Exchange page.

We welcome your ideas for future topics.

 

Upcoming Workshop Wednesday Events

more details to be announced

March 8, 2017   Measuring Impact
April 12, 2017   Now That You’ve Got Them, How Do You Keep Them?
May 17, 2017 Workshop Wednesdays Wrap Session

Upcoming Workshops

Measuring Impact

Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

You know your value and you have starting executing your strategies, but how do you know they are working? This session will show you how to measure results and assess impact - what tools do you need to effectively measure success and how do you use that information to take your strategy to the next level.

Session facilitator:

  • Mena Gainpaulsingh
  • Toni van Eeden

Mena is a fundraising... Read More >

Strategizing Your Success

Wed, Feb 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to Wed, Mar 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Now that you know your value, how do you apply it to developing your supporter-bases? Through this session we will learn how to prioritize selecting key audience and revenue development strategies, and how to match your goals with your available resources.

Session facilitator: Mena Gainpaulsingh

Mena is a fundraising professional and consultant specializing in fundraising strategy, individual giving, capital campaigns, grant... Read More >

Setting the Foundation – Identifying You and Your Value

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Your audience is out there; they just don’t know it yet! Through this session we will help you develop a mindset so you can find your audience anywhere and everywhere. This session will start by answering these three important questions:

  1. Who are you/what is your brand?
  2. Who is your audience?
  3. What value do you bring to them and they bring to you?

By answering these questions and determining your value... Read More >

Financial Planning for Individuals in the Arts

Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Workshop Description

This workshop will help you plan your future finances, with an overview of the Canada Pension Plan, old age security, and other retirement income sources. The facilitator will also cover other investment strategies.

Speaker

John Law, RBC Financial Advisor

Originally from London, UK, John moved to Ottawa with his wife in 2010. His background includes studying Economics and Statistic at... Read More >

Workshop Wednesdays: Finance for the Not-For-Profit Sector

Wed, Nov 9, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm

Workshop Wednesdays is a new joint initiative between the Ottawa Arts Council and AOE Arts Council to offer informative and interactive workshops to local artists and arts organizations across the Ottawa region. For the first workshop in the series, we are co-presenting 'Finance for the Not-For-Profit Sector' with... Read More >

Creative Capital Exchange

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm

The Creative Capital Exchange is designed to strengthen the Ottawa arts community by identifying areas where organizations face challenges, and creating innovative initiatives that address those issues. Through a series of dialogues, round table conversations, and interactive workshops, participants will examine common areas where cultural groups need development and will brainstorm ways to resolve those areas.

This project will focus... Read More >