Arts Entrepreneurship and Career Management Intensive Series

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Invest Ottawa

7 Bayview Road

Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B5

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Grow and succeed in your arts career with this intensive 6-part course designed for independent Ottawa region artists, arts collectives and arts groups. Explore more in-depth arts entrepreneurship skills and knowledge in a small group setting with a maximum of 16 participants.

They will be facilitated by Ethel Côté of mécènESS and 4 additional special expert guests.

Training will provide participants with skills to better plan and market their work with creative ‘business’ solutions for goal setting, marketing plans, legal essentials and financial risk management.

In this series you will learn to evaluate and articulate the different elements that go into planning and organizing your arts projects:

Jan 7: Setting your Purpose, Goals and Value Proposition

Jan 14: Building a Business Plan for Artists and Arts groups using the Business Model Canvas

Ethel Côté

Recipient of the Order of Ontario and the Ordre of caisses populaires de l'Ontario, Ethel Côté is recognized for her best practice in social entrepreneurship, strategic and business planning, democratic governance, capacity building and organizational development. She is the founding president of the social enterprises MécènESS and La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins. Also, she is a columnist in Le Droit Affaires and professor at the School of Social Innovation at St-Paul University. She is vice-President of the social enterprise Mauril Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop and finally part of the Social Enterprise Ecosystem in Ottawa. To date, more than 600 organizations, institutions and social enterprises have used her services, 33,000 people have benefited from her training from all sectors of activities including Arts & Culture. 127,000 people are following her on social media.


Jan 21: Telling your story and pitching to potential supporters

Manu Sharma – CSED

Manu Sharma is a Managing Partner at Innovation By Design, an Ottawa, Canada, based agency focused on bringing a new set of design thinking inspired tools, methods and knowledge to organizations to enable them to create and deliver innovation and positive social impact as sustainable enterprises. In this role, Manu provides analysis, evaluation, design and innovation of business models, and methods for customer insight to organizations seeking to improve their bottom line, generate innovation, increase their impact and/or start up a new business. A global business executive with over 15 years of experience developing and executing business strategies in alignment with corporate objectives, Manu has led and worked with multiple entrepreneurial initiatives and established organizations while designing and building unique technology solutions, encouraging young entrepreneurs, supporting community betterment initiatives, facilitating innovation relationships, championing social causes and developing niche talent advancement programs. Manu is a past recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce’s Top Forty under 40 and City of Ottawa’s Immigrant Entrepreneur Award.

Jan 28: Budgeting and Managing your Finances

Susan Henry - Manager, Community Investments, Alterna Savings
Jean Barrett - Credit Officer, Alterna Savings

Susan Henry has over 20 years’ experience in the micro-finance arena. She manages the Alterna Savings Community Micro Finance Program and the Community Loan Funds Partnership Programs. At Alterna Savings she spearheaded the creation of a Networking Café to help members network and expand their business skills. Speaking regularly on financing for small business to potential entrepreneurs at many GTA and Ottawa based organizations, she addresses over 1000 potential small business owners each year. Susan is also an acknowledged leader in the field of Community Economic Development in Canada, and has advised policy makers and practitioners in the area of Micro Finance. She continues to consult and lend her expertise to organizations starting Community Loan Funds with a focus on small business and social enterprise development. Her most recent project involves working with credit union across the United States to implement micro finance in their communities. In her roles at Alterna, she managed Alterna Corporate Social Responsibility Pillars which included Community Economic Development, Financial Literacy, Accountability, Philanthropy and Environmental Sustainability. In 2015, she received the Gary Gillam Award for corporate social responsibility for championing Micro Finance in Canada through her role at Alterna Savings.

Jean Barrett has over 25+ years in banking with Retail and Commercial experience. Jean is currently the Credit Officer of Alterna Savings Nationally acclaimed Community Micro Finance Program, where she manages and overseas the portfolios of nine community micro loan funds and manages the portfolios of over 250 plus small business borrowers in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa Region on a yearly basis. With a certificate in financial literacy, Jean provides advice to entrepreneurs and community organizations. Jean speaks regularly on business planning, credit building, budgeting and financing options to entrepreneurs to organizations such as ACCES Employment Services, Toronto Business Development Centre, Toronto Library and Youth Employment Services. She also lends her expertise to ACCESS Community Capital Loan Fund and the Ottawa Community Loan Fund Team. Jean has been a mentor to young entrepreneurs in the local community and was recognised by Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, for volunteering and supporting Ontario Young Entrepreneurs through the Provincial Summer Company program. Jean is currently a volunteer with RISE Asset Development Investment Committee

Feb 4: Legal Essentials: Rights and responsibilities

Byron Pascoe - Edwards PC, Creative Law

While now an entertainment lawyer, Byron began his professional career managing a TV and new media production company. They produced comedy programming for CBC, MuchMusic, G4TV, and created some of the earliest online prank comedy programming.

During Law School, he co-founded Charter Project, a national education initiative about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Byron produced public service announcements about the Charter featuring Canadian celebrities. Millions of Canadians watched them on TV and in movie theaters.

At Edwards PC, Creative Law, Byron provides legal services to creative businesses including Music, Animation, TV, Film, Game, and Digital Media industry clients. Byron writes the legal column for Ottawa’s music publication Ottawa Beat, and co-runs the Independent Music Business series. He’s also a board member of SAW Video and, with Lyndra, is on the Board of Artists' Legal Services Ottawa.

Feb 11: Creating your Marketing Strategy and managing your relationships

Peter Georgariou - Karma Darma

Peter’s mission in life is to be of service to others. That starts with his family. As CEO of Karma Dharma, Strategy & Marketing, being of service takes the form of helping businesses have the proper structures, strategies and marketing plans in place to help them achieve their goals and dreams. In both cases, he strives to help them make the most of their potential and their ability to impact the communities in which they live.

Registration includes:
• Insightful hands-on workshop in an intimate setting
• Takeaway booklet full of tips, exercises and resources
• Light refreshments

If you register for the full series of six workshops, included is a free online coaching session in March 2019 with Ethel Côté.

Each workshop will be held in English, with booklets available in English. The bilingual facilitators will answer questions in both French and English.

Presented by Arts Network Ottawa, these workshops are made possible with financial support from the Ontario Arts Council. We also acknowledge assistance from Invest Ottawa, WorkinCulture, Impact Hub Ottawa and CSED.

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