Creative Works 17 will highlight three exciting areas central to the future of arts and culture:

Money + Models
Investigating new ways of building, operating, and funding the organizations, businesses, and systems in our sector.

New Money  (Presentation)
11:30 – 12:30pm
Room L1012
Explore new and alternative organizational, business, and government driven revenue-generation models including the Beautiful City Billboard Tax, Tourism taxes, spectrum auctions and other innovative ways that our community can re-imagine culture revenues.
Speakers:
Robin Sokoloski, Executive Director, Playwrights Guild of Canada
Kristian Clarke, Senior Projects Manager, Canadian Actors Equity Association

Sponsorship 3.0 (Panel)
2:00 – 3:00pm
Room L1012
What does the future of culture + corporate look like?  An overview of new methods of developing private sector relationships, and the future of corporate arts funding.
Speakers:
Jason Maghanoy, Director of Sales Strategy & Partnerships, NOW Magazine
Jennifer Shah, Director of Sponsorship Marketing, Hot Docs
Sarah Jarvis, Director of Partnerships, Tourism Toronto
Moderator:
Denny Young, Professor & Program Coordinator Fundraising Management Program, Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Future of Fundraising (Panel)
3:15 – 4:15pm
Room L1012
The landscape of fundraising is changing rapidly; new demographics, a challenging economy, and a competitive industry requires real fundraising creativity. A panel of fundraisers discuss their successes with new trends in fundraising, including crowdsourcing, patronage, micro-lending, and more.
Speakers:
Christine PellerinDirector of Development & Partnerships, Theatre Centre
John Dalrymple, Chief of External Affairs, Canada’s National Ballet School
Alicia Rose, Manager of Community of Investment Program, Toronto Pearson International Airport
Kelly Straughan, Executive Director, Fringe Festival
Moderator:

Mark TraskVice President, Marketing and Sales, Artsmarketing Services


Innovating Work/Space
Exploring the newest innovations in cultural workplace management and technology.

Culture Connected: Technology & Content (Panel)
11:30 – 12:30pm
Room L1011
Content innovators talk about how technology is changing the way we present, access, connect, archive, and produce.
Speakers:
Courtney Wolfson, Co-Executive Producer, T.O.Webfest
Olivier Berger, Co-founder, Wondereur
Sophie Perceval, Co-founder, Wondereur
Moderator:
Steve Bellamy, Dean, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Humber College

New Frontiers in Space (Panel)
2:00 – 3:00pm
Room L1011
New approaches to spaces and facilities are changing where and how art, culture, and heritage are being housed, experienced and engaged in.
Speakers:
Humboldt Magnuson, Co-Founder, Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery
Marjan Verstappen, Co-Founder, Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery
Rory McLeod, Founder, Pocket Concerts
Emily Rho, Pianist & Co-artistic director, Pocket Concerts
Ben Blais, Artistic Director, Storefront Theatre
Moderator:
Lindsay Golds, Executive Director, ArtsBuild Ontario

Future of the Creative Workplace (Speaker)
3:15 – 4:15pm
Room L1011
What do current trends in HR practices, including new management methods, a focus on diversity, and a prioritization of staff engagement, mean for the future of creative workplaces?
Speaker:
Adil Dhalla, Executive Director, Centre for Social Innovation


Leading for the Future
Forecasting the trends and innovations that will shape the future of arts and culture leadership.

Access Visual Art (Speaker)
11:30 – 12:30
Room L1010
What would an inclusive, barrier-free visual art world look like?  How would it be experienced and what would the outcomes be for people with physical disabilities? When the issue is not that people have disabilities, but that our environment and spaces can be disabling, how do we then address those barriers?
Speaker:
Kim Fullerton, Director, Akimbo Art Promotions

Innovating the Long-Term (Speaker)
2:00 – 3:00pm
Room L1010
There is very real and urgent need for new approaches to succession planning and investing in the development of new leaders.  How can organizations make changes today that will impact their long-term strength of leadership?
Speaker:
Jennifer Gordon, Business Manager, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Humber College

The New Faces of Mentorship
(Panel)
3:15 – 4:15pm
Room L1010
Mentorship is hardly a new idea, but new programs, models, and methods have reinvigorated mentorship and made it more relevant than ever – especially in sectors with limited resources.
Speakers:
Lindsay Golds, Executive Director, ArtsBuild Ontario
Peter Kingstone, Program Officer, Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab
Daniel Tal, Director, Manifesto Community Projects
Moderator:

Diane Davy, Executive Director, WorkInCulture


Innovative Leadership Skills Workshop
11:30 – 12:30pm; 2:00-3:00pm; 3:15-4:15pm
Room L3010
Presented by Bad Dog Theatre led by Kerry Griffin, Co-Founder
What do the new trends in leadership development mean for cultural leaders?
Bad Dog Theatre leads participants through an improv session designed to enhance skills, build spontaneity and creativity and rethink what “innovation” means when it comes to managing employees and/or projects, individual career development, and leading in the cultural sector.
Limited space: First come, first serve. Sign up for each session at registration.


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WorkInCulture, the Humber Business School and the Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts are proud to present CREATIVE WORKS a new conference for arts and culture professionals.

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