The Professional Development Series includes resources to address challenges and build the professional capacities of individuals and groups across the cultural sector.
Presented in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division.
Resources are arranged into four (4) categories:
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- Sessions include instructions on getting set up to prepare funding applications and apply for municipal, provincial, and federal grants.
- Sessions include capacity building skills and techniques to support professional delivery of your creative practice.
Building Professional Pathways
- Sessions include genre-specific peer discussion about the lived experience of emerging and established creative practitioners, and approaches to professionalizing their craft.
- Sessions include introduction to provincial and federally positioned organizations who provide critical resources to creative indivdual practitioners and organizations.
Applying for Grants.
Applying for Grants: City Enrichment Fund,
Creation & Presentation Stream
This session will provide an overview of the Creation & Presentation funding stream. The eligibility, artist project overview, support material requirements, expectations and the requirements of the funding stream will be reviewed. It will also include tips on preparing an application
Applying for Grants: Crafting Compelling Statements for Funding Applications
This interactive session guides participants through the process of answering the 'statement' questions that so many funding applications call for.
Topics include developing an artistic statement, an impact statement, a vision statement, and building alignment between your statements and funder goals
Building Professional Pathways.
Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA)
This session will provide an overview of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA), a national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Learn about IMAA'a recently renewed Fee Schedule, the IMAASouce database of resources for media artists & practitioners
Welcome to WorkInCulture
Discover what we do and the resources we offer to help support Canadian artists and arts workers. If you work in the arts and culture sector as an artist, creative entrepreneur or arts administrator, or for an arts organization or a creative industry, this presentation is for you!