Upcoming Webinar:

Pathways for Newcomers in the Arts Professionals in Canada

Speaker: Toyin Oladele

Thursday, August 31, 2023
12:00 – 1:30pm MT / 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

A conversation about a newcomer’s journey into a professional arts career in Canada. Toyin, a Calgary based arts professional and cultural strategist will describe her journey, experience and future plans, strategies and how she is leading conversations for Equity, diversity, Inclusion and Access conversations around Canada. She will also describe how to have effective community engagement with equity-seeking communities, manage community projects and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Toyin Oladele

Toyin Oladele is a Calgary-based multi-disciplinary artist, curator, arts manager, creative strategist, and community builder, originally from Nigeria. She is a motivated, creative, and results-focused professional. With over two decades of experience, she has demonstrated excellence in organizational development, strategic planning, program development and implementation, community and arts-based event planning, production and event management, engagement, and equity & diversity. In her past roles, Toyin has overseen the development, delivery, and evaluation of a range of programs, projects, and partnerships focused on elevating the cultural landscape and supporting artists from all backgrounds. Her professional strengths are firmly rooted in her passion to invigorate community spaces with arts and culture, infusing inclusivity, and vibrancy into her community, through a strategic approach that is highly collaborative.

Toyin has been named as Canada’s Top 100 Black Women to watch by CIBWE in 2022, Top 25 EDIA Persons of the year by Canadian Multicultural Group in 2021 amongst other awards and nominations.

In her spare time, Toyin loves to watch movies in Yoruba language, her mother tongue and engage with creative people. She also enjoys coaching, mentoring, and assisting newcomers, especially women to find their voice as professionals in the city of Calgary and across Canada. Toyin is married and is a mother of three.

To attend this webinar, organizations must be registered with artsvest.


Past Webinars:

National Webinars

Fundraising Fundamentals

Speaker: Michelle Yeung

March 2023

Organizations must make a few fundamental commitments before they are ready for a holistic fundraising approach that will maximize their dollars raised. Understanding the fundamentals will set your organization up for success and enable a collaborative journey toward achieving your fundraising goals.

In this webinar we addressed how to build fundraising capacity, how to create a compelling case for support, how to plan around the development cycle, how to pick your fundraising mix, and how to build a culture of philanthropy. Whether you are starting out, looking to take the next steps, or seeking to reinvigorate your organization’s fundraising efforts, this session offered practical ideas to help you raise more funds in support of your organization’s mission-driven work.

Organizational Resilience for Smaller Arts Organizations

Speaker: Irene Cheung

April 2023

Running an organization when you’re short on people, time, and money is tough. In this session, participants learned how to build a stronger, more stable arts organization that can weather uncertainty with more diverse funding sources and board governance best practices. This session focused on practical tips and resources that new arts leaders can integrate into their day-to-to-day work. Topics covered include: what federal funding programs are available and how they work, ways to advocate for your organization at the federal level, the basics of board governance, and how to set up your board for success.

Amplify and Engage: A Dynamic Marketing Workshop for Arts Administrators

Speaker: Inga Petri

June 2023

In this workshop, arts administrators gained a deeper understanding of effective marketing strategies, digital tools, and audience engagement tactics. They were equipped with practical skills to develop and implement successful marketing campaigns, amplify their organization’s reach, and foster meaningful connections with their target audiences.

Through a combination of presentation, real-life examples and active group discussion, participants gained valuable insights and practical skills to take their organization’s marketing efforts to new heights.

Making Diversity Work in a Fragile Settler-Colony

Speaker: Ajay Parasram

July 2023

Organizations seeking to centre DEI in their workplace and professional practice tend to struggle because it is difficult to first arrive at a common understanding of how oppression manifests in the workplace. Too often, energy is spent making diversity-work, meaning over-exhausting minority populations with poorly focused and poorly resourced tasks rather than focusing on the substantial changes that might create avenues for diversity itself to flourish. Workplaces are symptomatic of the broader societies within which they are embedded, and as such, this workshop focused on establishing a framework of structural white supremacy through which we understood the Canadian nation and national milieu within which arts organizations must operate.

Regional Webinars

AlbertaBritish ColumbiaOntarioSaskatchewanToronto

Expanding your Individual Donor Base
Speaker: Jason Demers
June 2023

Coming soon

Coming soon

Generating Revenue: Some Strategies in Fund Development
Speaker: Jeff Erbach
July 2023

Sponsorship Basics
Speaker: Joanne Bull
October 2022

Cause Marketing
Speaker: Michèle Stanners
November 2022

Integrated Fundraising
Speaker: Jaspreet Sindu
June 2023

Archived recordings are available for artsvest participants.