South Glengarry, ON – Your Arts Council (YAC) which services Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) and the City of Cornwall is playing host to two exciting Work In Culture (WIC) workshops May 30th 2013 at St. Lawrence College.
These workshops signal the first step in moving the arts council forward as it looks to provide services to the arts & culture sector of this region. The first workshop, Marketing: It’s Just Another Conversation is a Marketing Workshop designed for Artists. The session will be a hands on exercise with marketing tools and activities. What WIC is adding that is different than most other marketing workshops is on going access to their E Learning Course and that carries tremendous value.
The Second WIC workshop, Success In Transition, which examines how Non For Profit Organizations can successfully plan for succession, is being hosted by the SD&G Community Futures Development Corporation (SD&G CFDC) in collaboration with YAC. Both the SD&G CFDC & YAC are looking to sustain a great long term partnership to help artists be stronger businesses.
“YAC is beginning to take its first steps, as it looks to foster great partnerships, on both local and provincial levels, and good partnerships are the corner stone to a successful organization” said Bruce Davis, Cultural Development Advisor, of the SD&G CFDC who has been working with YAC. These partnerships are with: Provincial leaders such as Work In Culture who provide tools for the cultural sector through life-long career development and business skills training,St. Lawrence College who are providing the use of their class rooms for the workshops, and Aultsville Theatre who has been instrumental in providing additional promotional support for these workshops. “These first steps are not the last,” said Bruce Davis. The arts council will be holding a series of focus groups this summer to better identify what services are most needed for the arts and culture sector of SD&G and Cornwall.
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