The Alliance’s skills development opportunities include sessions on topics of importance to artists and cultural workers.

Our workshops and webinars address topics of interest to arts, culture, and heritage organizations and to artists, presented by some of the top experts in their fields.

Past workshops include proposal and grant writing, taxation and the self-employed, arts organizations and employment law, publicity and media relations, social media, and corporate sponsorship development. 

Alliance members receive discounted rates on workshops and other professional development opportunities.  


2016 Workshop Series

Professional Development for the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Community

The 2016 Workshop Series includes guidance on making the transition to the new Societies Act, help with writing an effective Community Gaming Grant application, and an introduction to strategic planning.

See below for our most recent workshop offerings, and stay tuned for upcoming sessions.


**DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, THE NEW SOCIETIES ACT WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IF YOU REGISTERED FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE CONTACT TAYLOR BASSO (taylor@allianceforarts.com) TO RESCHEDULE YOUR BOOKING OR RECEIVE A REFUND.**


The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know
Making The Transition

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 5 / 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

The Workshop: There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, is set for important changes. The official proclamation of the new Societies Act will likely take place in fall 2016, and there will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act. 

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed. 

The Facilitator: Martha Rans is the Legal Director of Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society (PLEO), which operates Artists’ Legal Outreach and Law for Nonprofits programs. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997, and works extensively with arts organizations, non-profit societies and visual and multimedia digital artists. 

Cost: Alliance Members $39 / Non-Members $79 (plus 5% GST).

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Location

Workshops take place in the Alliance boardroom at 100-938 Howe Street in Vancouver unless otherwise specified.

Workshop Fees

Alliance Members $39 / Non-Members $79 (plus 5% GST) per workshop, unless otherwise specified.

Registration

Pre-registration and payment is required for all workshops. We accept the following payment methods:

  • Online by VISA, MasterCard, or AMEX
  • Cheque (payable to Alliance for Arts + Culture) 
  • Cash (in-person only at our Vancouver office, 100-938 Howe Street)

Register online and pay by credit card at the checkout. If paying by cash or cheque, call our office at 604.681.3535. 

Cancellation

Cancellation notice of 48 hours is required to obtain a full refund (does not apply to webinar registration). We reserve the right to cancel workshops if minimum registration numbers are not met.

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Previous 2016 Workshops

The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know
Making The Transition
(Multiple sessions)

The Workshop: There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, is set for important changes. The official proclamation of the new Societies Act will likely take place in fall 2016, and there will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act. 

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed. 

The Facilitator: Martha Rans is the Legal Director of Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society (PLEO), which operates Artists’ Legal Outreach and Law for Nonprofits programs. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997, and works extensively with arts organizations, non-profit societies and visual and multimedia digital artists. 

Cost: Alliance Members $39 / Non-Members $79 (plus 5% GST).

 

Navigating Your Gaming Grant Application
Understanding What’s Needed
(Multiple sessions; Vancouver and Kelowna)

The Workshop: In this half-day session, participants will learn how to write successful applications for British Columbia's Community Gaming Grants program and its 2016 Arts and Culture intake. The deadline for grant applications to this program is May 31. This workshop will provide an understanding of the particular requirements of the Community Gaming Grants program, along with valuable grant writing basics applicable to all funding programs. Participants are encouraged to bring applications in progress, or previously completed submissions, and will be given opportunities for one-on-one feedback following the workshop.

The Facilitator: Rob Gloor brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit arts management to his role as Executive Director of the Alliance for Arts + Culture. He holds university degrees in both music and business and has worked with organizations of all sizes in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Cost: Alliance Members $39 / Non-Members $79 (plus 5% GST).

 

Foundations of Strategic Planning
An Introduction for Arts Organizations

The Workshop: This half-day workshop is designed for managers and board members who wish to build their understanding of the strategic planning process, particularly as it applies to a non-profit arts organization. 

The session will introduce important components of a multi-year strategic plan and some options and approaches for its successful development in various circumstances based on the complexity of an organization, its budgets and timelines. At the end of the session, participants will know what successful strategic planning may look like for their own organizations, and what additional resources are available to support those driving the process.

The Facilitator: Rob Gloor brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit arts management to his role as Executive Director of the Alliance for Arts + Culture. He holds university degrees in both music and business and has worked with organizations of all sizes in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Cost: Alliance Members $39 / Non-Members $79 (plus 5% GST).


Workshop Proposals

Have a suggestion or a proposal for a workshop? Send an email to Brenda Leadlay, Executive Director.