We have developed a series of workshops that can be delivered for your organization, conference, or professional development event. These workshops can be tailored to your specific needs, and our learning materials can be adapted to reflect the current trends in your specific discipline.
These workshops are a simple and cost-effective way for art service organizations, arts councils, municipalities, and business development centres to deliver educational opportunities to the communities and demographics they serve.
Please contact us to learn more about hiring WorkInCulture to deliver workshops.

Examples of Workshop Topics:
Project Management
Business Basics
Inclusion & Diversity
Creative Entrepreneurship
Financial Management
Managing People
Customer Service


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October 6, 2017 - June 1, 2018

Title: Starting a Creative Business
Venue: Several venues across Ontario
Presenter: Snjezana Pruginic
Partners: 14 partners across Ontario
This one-day workshop provided the basic tools of creating, developing and putting together a solid creative business idea while beginning the process of constructing the accompanying business plan. Through interactive, reflective activities the participants got to step into the business mind frame and leave with the structure of their business more clearly defined.

"Excellent day, went by too quickly!"
"Applicable to various people and circumstances."
"Workshop has helped me understand my next steps to starting my business."
"I loved the approach to starting a creative business, less dry and more digestable."

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Mastering Soft Skills: Conflict Management
Venue: Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Spadina
Partner: The Art of Customer Service

The Conflict Management workshop Focused on conflict prevention as well as conflic resolution. Tips, strategies and techniques for both were presented, discussed and practiced. Through a few creative activities participants learned how to improve and manage relationships.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Volunteer in Culture (Scarborough) by Hot Docs Volunteers
Venue: University of Toronto Scarborough
Partner: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Hot Docs held their seventh edition of Volunteer in Culture that highlights volunteer programmes within cultural organizations. Volunteer inCulture went to Scarborough, featuring organizations such as, Regent Park Film Festival, Scarborough Arts, R.I.S.E Edutainment, Tropicana Community Services.

Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13, 2017
Take the Lead: Principles for Administrative Leadership in the Arts
Venue: Young Associates Head Office
Presenters:  Samantha Zimmerman, Adriana Rosselli LondoƱo, and Jeanne LeSage
Partner: Young Associates

This two day series, presented in partnership by Young Associates and WorkInCulture, provided aspiring and emerging leaders and/or mid-senior level staff working in the cultural sector with foundational tips and practical exercises that can be applied to day-to-day tasks. It was geared towards those who want to be an effective manager, director, or even board member of an arts organization, looking to get an in depth understanding of how financial literacy and HR management are linked.

"Learned a lot, workshop leaders and class members were clear, knowledgeable, patient, and supportive (answered qustions and did research on topics to follow-up)."
"In depth, very informative and engaging."
"This was uniquely relevant and helpful to my position and provided important training."
"The subject matter and experts were fantastic."


Creative individuals participating in a workshop on customer service for art administratorsThursday, June 8, 15, & 22, 2017
The Art of Customer Service for Arts Administrators
Venue: Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON
Presenter: Barbara Ackerman
Partner: The Art of Customer Service

This 3-part workshop series geared towards arts administrators, explored how and why good relationships are vital: professionally, personally and financially
Each facilitator used a variety of artistic and traditional methods to deliver the workshop and participants engaged in hands-on activities.

"Very effective, with practical tools to manage stress, interpersonal relationships and self awareness."
"Great people, great facilitator & a variety of activities!"
"Loved the activites!"

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Starting a Creative Business
Venue: Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
Presenter: Snjezana Pruginic-Delgado
Partner: Thunder Bay Art Gallery

This pilot workshop covered key areas such as business planning, finance, human resources, marketing and branding, and engaged participants in a hands-on activity.
Regardless of the scale of each participant’s creative vision and business idea, this workshop helped participants get started on their business.

"I liked focusing on my business - it helped clarify my idea and my course of action to take it to the next steps."
"Great exposure to building ideas/resources."
"Helped me think outside the box!"

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Managing Risk in Space Rentals
Venue: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
Presenter: Karen Henry
Partner: ArtsBuild Ontario

What does it mean to manage risk in your rental space? What is your organization’s attitude towards potential hazards?
This was the second of a two-part workshop series on the topic of space rentals. It covered what venue managers need to know about operational, financial and legal risk when it comes to renting out space.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Social Media Management for Artists
Venue: Capital Rehearsal Studio, Ottawa, ON
Presenter: Elly Laberge
Partner: Independent Music Business program

This two hour session covered the why, how and when of social media and the best tools to engage a music audience.

“Learned many useful things, some that I will implement very soon.”

Arts Management Workshops

With Artscape Launchpad we delivered a series of professional development workshops, ideal for individuals who wanted to learn more about managing projects and boosting relationships with stakeholders, including volunteers, staff and partners.

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January 18, 2017
Mastering the Art of Partnerships and Collaborations
Venue: Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON
Presenters: Alicks Girowski, Volunteer Manager, Hot Docs and Director of Operations, JAYU; and Gilad Cohen of Founder & Executive Director, JAYU.
Partner: Artscape Launchpad

This workshop looked at partnership fundamentals using practical examples drawn from our sector, specifically, how to assess your readiness to partner and determine potential opportunities.

"I learned a lot and was able to engage with other professionals. Look forward to attending more in the future."
"Using the activity to apply partnership strategies and understanding expectations was very useful."

"Great overview, great concrete examples."

Creative individuals seated at a workshop listening to speaker talk about Project Managment

January 25, 2017
Project Management in Arts & Culture
Venue: Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON
Presenter: Inga Untiks, Instructor, Arts Administration and Cultural Management Program, Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts.
Partner: Artscape Launchpad

Whatever the project, efficient project management can have a big impact on your bottom line. Presenter, Inga Untiks explored useful techniques and provided hands-on activities to help break down projects into manageable tasks.

"Very practical and got the wheels turning!" Thank you."
"Good information, well presented, well paced, good energy."

"Instructor was fantastic and informative."

Creative individuals and organization representative participating in workshop on Managing People in the Arts

February 8, 2017
Managing People in Arts & Culture
Venue: Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON
Presenter: Sandy Lee, CHRL, CPCC, Vice-President, Coach Learning & Development with Reddin Global Inc (The Emerson Suite).
Partner: Artscape Launchpad

The Key to a successful organization or business is acquiring and managing strong talent. Presenter, Sandy Lee provided need-to-know aspects of human resources and best practices to support an engaged team.

"Great, well-informed speaker"
"It was an excellent workshop, left me wanting more info"

"I found the materials and excercises useful