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


Title: Volunteer in Culture by Hot Docs Volunteers
Partner: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

In partnership with leading arts sector partners, Scarborough Arts, North York Arts, and WorkInCulture, Hot Docs (HD) led an initiative offering new ways of thinking about arts sector volunteer recruitment and retention that will poise the sector for growth. Taken together, the Volunteer In Culture (VIC) volunteer recruitment events paired with workshops in sustainable and inclusive volunteer program management offer an outside-the-box solution to the sector’s most pressing issues in volunteerism.

For a suite of manuals, templates, and videos that HD and WIC have developed and delivered together since 2014 please visit Hot Docs's Volunteer Resource page

Title: Inclusion in the Creative Workplace
Partner: TRIEC (the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council) ; and Hot Docs (the Canadian International Documentary Festival).

With the support of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade,
WorkInCulture (WIC) embarked on a year-long project to develop a program of resources, tools, and
training to support the cultural sector’s efforts towards becoming a fully inclusive workplace.
Working with partners TRIEC (The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council) and Hot Docs (specialist
in volunteer management in the cultural sector), and with the advice of 5 community organizations, WIC
developed a set of adaptable and adoptable elements and activities which can be used on an ongoing basis
by any organization for continual capacity building.

For Inclusion in the Creative Workplace Resources visit:

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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."

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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