Making A Living Making Art

A free professional development workshop series for creative entrepreneurs. The series provides opportunities for artists to gain valuable information, skills and insights on creating and sustaining a creative practice. Through workshops, roundtables or panels of discussion, industry experts provide their perspective and expertise into a number of topics geared towards artists and small to mid-sized arts organizations.

Are you working on a grant application and would like to get feedback from a grant writing professional? Do you need guidance on the different funding streams available for a project you have in mind? This workshop is for you! Register for a 30 minute one-on-one conversation with one of our three consultants.

Please note: 
Priority will be given to BIPOC individuals (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), Newcomers, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Persons Living with Mental Illness, and 2SLGBTQIAP*

July 14, 2018 @ 10AM-4PM
Riverdale Hub - 1326 Gerrard Street East (MAP)

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Norma García – individual artists
Born in El Salvador and raised in Toronto, Norma Garcia is a filmmaker, grants consultant and avid supporter of cultural diversity in the arts. She has featured her short documentary videos at the National Film Board of Canada and at the Alucine Latin American Media & Arts Festival in Toronto. Norma’s previous work experience includes serving as a Program Coordinator for the National Film Board of Canada, Senior Grants Assistant for the Toronto Arts Council and Content Coordinator for Bell Media. Currently, Norma provides grant workshops and consultation services to support artists's projects in the city of Toronto; she also just finished the production of a film she produced and directed, having successfully secured funding for it's creation.

Parul Pandya – organizations/collectives
Parul has been skillfully working in non-profit in various roles through the past decade, including as a community builder, consultant, programmer and producer. After finishing managing in community granting for the largest government funder in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, she seamlessly transferred her knowledge, passion and skills to open her own consulting practice. Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting strategically enables community engagement and equitable innovation.

Kevin Reigh – individual artists, organizations or collectives
Kevin has over 14 years experience working in the arts/not for profit sector having previously worked at dance Immersion, the Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) and Unity Charity in various administrative, fundraising and outreach capacities. He also founded Mosiah Grant Writing + Creative Communications to help independent artists and smaller not-for-profit organizations navigate the world of grant writing and proposal development.


July 28, 2018 @ 10AM-4PM
Abbozzo Gallery - 401 Richmond St, suite 128 (MAP)

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Marta Keller – individual artists
Originally from Spain, Marta Keller-Hernandez is an arts administrator who moved to Toronto in 2012. She holds Degrees in Tourism and Humanities, a Masters in Social Media Marketing from the University of Alicante (Spain), and became an international student of the Culture and Heritage Site Management program at Centennial College in 2013. In Toronto, Marta has worked with a wide range of arts and culture organizations such as Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue, Latin American Canadian Art Projects and Sur Gallery, Heritage Toronto, and Art Starts. Currently, she is Program Manager at Mural Routes. Marta is the co-founder and Director of Programming of Paralia Newcomer Arts Network, a Toronto-based non-profit that supports and promotes newcomer artists by providing them with the skills and resources needed in order to establish an artistic presence in Canada. She is also the recipient of the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant from the Toronto Arts Council in the capacity of mentor.

Erika Hennebury – individual artists, organizations or collectives
Strategic Programs Manager, Toronto Arts Council
Erika is a planner and cultural producer from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Erika has been a theatre artist, curator and cultural producer in Toronto for over 20 years and has worked with theatre, dance and interdisciplinary arts organizations such as Public Recordings, Small Wooden Shoe, Secret Theatre, and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Erika was Artistic Director of the Rhubarb Festival from 2005-2010. She holds a Masters in Environmental Studies, Planning, from York University and is in the final stage of completing a certificate in Cultural Planning and Development through UBC.

Parul Pandya – organizations/collectives
Parul has been skillfully working in non-profit in various roles through the past decade, including as a community builder, consultant, programmer and producer. After finishing managing in community granting for the largest government funder in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, she seamlessly transferred her knowledge, passion and skills to open her own consulting practice. Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting strategically enables community engagement and equitable innovation.

 

* Neighbourhood Arts Network supports and implements proactive policies and measures to ensure: 1) equity of opportunity and equity of access to its programs, services, operations and decision-making processes; 2) the removal of real or perceived barriers denying artists access to resources.

Making A Living Making Art is made possible thanks to TD Bank Group.