AOE Arts Council – Young Arts Professional Mentorship Program – May 2017 Workshops

May 2017 Workshops
Career Development in the Arts

Start your career in the arts with this new series of workshops that deal with the fundamentals.

Calling young artists, fine arts students and arts professionals! Join us for the May 2017 workshop series, presented by the Ontario Arts Council’s AOE Arts Council Mentoring Program for Young Arts Professionals and funded by Ontario150, will help you progress, whether you are in the early stages of your career.

These 3 workshops are open to all and they will help you prepare your application for the mentoring program. Click here to submit your application, deadline is May 15, 2o17. Additional workshops will be presented as part of this series in fall of 2017.

These workshops are FREE for AOE Arts Council Members Under 30 years of age and OSA Diploma Fine Arts Students. $10 registration fee for non-members and AOE Arts Council Members ages 30+.

May 2: Arts Career Management 101 | Artistic Career Management 101

Career Management in the Arts 101

We will review the basics of developing a career plan. Practical exercises will allow you to clearly define your career goals over a 5-year period and the steps to follow to achieve these goals. You will learn how to establish your personal vision and mission. You will discover ways to express simply what you are trying to accomplish.

May 9: Proposal Writing Basics | Basics of Writing an Application 

The Basics of Writing an Application

If you want your application to be accepted, it is not enough to have good ideas. Learn how to write thoughtful proposals and get tips on how to successfully write grants and cover letters. Write your letter of intent for the AOE Arts Council’s Youth Arts Professional Mentorship Program.

May 16: Elevator Pitch and Networking | Flash Argument and Networking

Develop the perfect flash! Learn the components of a convincing argument. Through hands-on exercises and group exercises, you can offer a memorable answer when asked: “What are you doing in life? “You’ll get tips on how to network at the next event, so you can transform your meetings to make new contacts.


Christina Devine (Kool Krys)

Christina Devine is an Amplifier offering Communications and Marketing support to arts, non-profit organizations and professionals in developing successful community engagement strategies. She brings 10 years of experience working in public relations, publicity and amplification with notable brands and organizations including House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture, Art Gallery of Ontario, Sony, IBM and Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario.

With an education in Sociology and Public Relations combined with 10 years of experience as hip hop recording artist and performer “Kool Krys,” Christina helps organizations stand out in their community to build strong collaborations and meaningful partnerships.

Christina collaborates with the local arts community on communications supporting Ottawa’s largest urban arts organization House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture, which attracts 10,000 attendees and features more than 200 national artists each year at Brewer Park, celebrating and elevating urban art and expression. | |

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Victoria Steele

Victoria Steele is the Executive Director of the AOE Arts Council and has over 35 years of experience in the management of local and national arts organizations, including 19 years at the National Arts Centre. Ms. Steele is also an independent arts management consultant and teaches theatre management and career management, part-time at the University of Ottawa.

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