We offer many professional development opportunities, from workshops to conferences. Our learning opportunities and events focus on the professional business side of the arts, from audience development to financial management.

Members of AOE Arts Council receive a discount on our course fees and get access to extra professional development tools in the Members only section of this website.

Upcoming Opportunities

Basics Series

Learn with Us!
Get your arts career off the ground with this foundational series. Each workshop will be held in English with workbooks available in French and English. Facilitators will answer questions in both French and English.

Arts Career Management 101
Tues March 6
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Grant & Proposal Writing Basics
Tues March 13
7:00 pm – 9:30pm

Elevator Pitch and Networking
Tues March 20
7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

See more opportunities here 

Arts Entrepreneurship Bootcamps
AOE Arts Council is planning a new arts entrepreneurship and career management bootcamp made possible with support from the Ontario Arts Council. This intensive course will be ideal for independent Ottawa and Eastern Ontario artists, arts groups and arts administrators.

Camp d’entraînement en entrepreneuriat en arts et gestion de carrière
Le 13 et 14 avril, de 9 h à 17 h

Arts Entrepreneurship and Career Management Bootcamp
April 20-21, 9:00 am – 5 pm

Arts Administrator Career Management Bootcamp
May 11-12, 9:00 am – 5 pm

Career Management Intensive Course
May to June, 6 weeks
This intensive course will be held for artists in English. READ MORE

Community Engaged Arts Symposium
Date TBD
This one day symposium will provide artists, arts groups and community leaders with the tips
and insights they need to develop co-creative projects with community members. MORE

Past Professional Development Series
Workshop Wednesdays

A joint initiative in 2016-17 between the Ottawa Arts Council and AOE Arts Council offering informative and interactive workshops to local artists and arts organizations.

Artpreneur Ottawa Conference
2019 – March 23rd

ARTPRENEUR is a one day conference dedicated to helping local artists succeed.
Information, sign up for updates and registration: www.artpreneurottawa.com

Professional Development Tools

Workshops and Learning Events Listing
Arts Resources

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