Tune Up Your Skills at Our Winter Workshops

The Workshops & Facilitators: The Winter Workshop Series addresses three topics of importance to all arts and culture organizations, presented by some of the top experts in their fields. These include:

Arts Organizations and Employment Law

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Workshop: Non-profit cultural organizations can run into legal challenges as a result of systems and practices in place that are not aligned with legislated policy or regulations. Some of the most common challenges arise in the area of employment and human resources management. What are the legal differences between an employee and an independent contractor? What are an organization's responsibilities when hiring or terminating an employee?  It can be difficult to know when legal advice is needed or what type of guidance is required to properly address an issue. This workshop aims to provide foundational knowledge and capacity to identify, plan for, and respond to legal issues that can arise.

The Facilitator: Martha Rans is the legal director of Artists' Legal Outreach. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997, and works extensively with arts organizations, not-for-profit societies, and visual and multimedia digital artists.

Cost: Members $45 / non-members $75 (plus 5% GST)


Navigating Your 2014 Gaming Grant Application

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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 2014 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 and 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: Members $45 / non-members $75 (plus 5% GST)


Leveraging Facebook as an Arts Marketing Tool 

Date & Time: Thursday, December 5, 2013 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Workshop: These days everyone is on Facebook, but are you getting the most out of your social media? This workshop will demonstrate how to optimize your organization’s Facebook page and utilize Facebook ads. Learn how to grow your likes and build your brand without spamming: how often to post, what to post, and when. Get insights into Facebook’s complex algorithm so you can leverage social media and get the most out of your resources.

The Facilitator: Rebecca Coleman has been a freelance theatre publicist since 2001, working for companies like Touchstone, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Capilano University’s Theatre Department, Presentation House, Radix and Leaky Heaven Circus. An actor, writer and producer, she is also very passionate about helping artists to be better businesspeople. Since 2007, she has become increasingly interested in using social media networking to market the arts, and writes about the subject frequently on her blog, The Art of the Business.

Cost: Members $45 / non-members $75 (plus 5% GST)


Venue: All workshops take place in the Alliance board room at 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver.

Workshop Registration: Pre-registration and payment is required for all workshops. We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard or cheques. Call our office at 604.681.3535 with a credit card number, mail a cheque, or drop off your payment in person at our office. 24 hours cancellation notice is required to obtain a full refund.

Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel workshops if registration is too low.


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