Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation!

Posted: 01/06/2016 3:00:00 PM by WorkInCulture editor | with 0 comments

Over the past three years WorkInCulture has been visiting communities across Ontario: meeting champions of the local arts scenes, delivering workshops and other professional development events, making new friends and forging new partnerships. This was made possible by funding and support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  At the start, we thought that our goal (to reach 425 participants in six communities) was ambitious for our small but mighty team but we dramatically surpassed our expectations.  

At the end of the three year pilot, we had worked with 21 communities, in collaboration with 85 partners, to provide 100 shared learning projects to an amazing 1873 participants!

How did we do it? Well, the team did work long and hard but the real secret to our success was working with committed, community partners – from local arts groups to business enterprise centres.

Last fall, we took all of this experience and used it as the basis for an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant and we were successful. Over the next three years we are committing to more travel, to more communities, more curriculum development, more workshops, and a conference (Creative Works in partnership with Humber College in May 2017).

First up (this June) is the launch of the new program with the delivery of three of our most popular webinars in the Biz SmARTS series - Business Planning: Creating Opportunity; Finance to the Fore!; and Putting the SOCIAL in social media. The webinars will be held on June 21, 22 and 23 and registration will open soon - more details to follow! 

On behalf of WorkInCulture and the creative community we serve, thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 


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WorkInCulture is a non-profit arts sectoral council whose mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and business skills training. Our vision is a robust and resilient cultural sector which is inclusive and diverse in all its aspects.

 

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