Metcalf will host two separate workshops designed to share the learning of the participants in the first learning network formed under the Creative Strategies Incubator program at the Metcalf Foundation. They should be of interest to anyone interested in alternative revenue sources for the non-profit arts sector, and they will be of particular interest to anyone considering submitting an application to the March 23, 2015 deadline for the Creative Strategies Incubator (CrSI).
The day has been designed with two independent sessions:
- a morning session, during which companies funded under the 2013 CrSI program – focus issue: new approaches to, or alternative sources of, revenue – will share their stories; and
- an afternoon session that will offer guidance to companies preparing letters of interest for the upcoming application deadline.
Please note that registration for each of these sessions will be handled separately.
Stories from the Inc. – Sharing Our Learning
9:30 am – 12:15 pm; Debates Room, Hart House
The companies funded under the 2013 CrSI program – Acting Up Stage, Art of Time Ensemble, Fringe Toronto, Tafelmusik, and the SpaceFinder Toronto collaborative (ArtsBuild Ontario, TAPA, and WorkInCulture) – will share their stories. Learn about their initiatives, hear about their earliest learning, and find out what lessons might be transferrable to your own work.The morning begins with a panel presentation where the companies will address general questions about the type of work in which they have been engaged.
- How can I grow my sales by enhancing and customizing an experience for corporate groups?
- How should I prepare to upgrade my online presence?
- How can I increase web-based sales?
- Is an app right for my organization? Will it help me boost sales?
- How can I augment the value of my company/our work through collaboration?
During small group Q&A sessions hosted by the various companies, workshop attendees will also have opportunities to raise questions on other topics like crowd-source funding, group sales techniques, monetizing existing resources, and online tools like Google AdWords.
Registration is free, but it must be done in advance of the workshop. Click Register above and complete the information. Owing to space limitations, Metcalf is asking organizations to register no more than two participants at this time.
To register for the afternoon session, please visit: https://crsi-stories-2015-afternoon.eventbrite.ca
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