Workshops for Artists and Arts Organizations


2021 Workshops , Networking and Professional Development Opportunities


February 16, 2021: Grant Writing Tips + Q&A for City of Belleville Arts and Culture Fund


This grant program provides financial assistance to organizations that provide arts and culture services to the community.

To assist artists, community groups and arts organizations in writing clear and concise grant applications, the Quinte Arts Council is hosting an informal Arts & Culture Grant Writing Tips + Q&A over Zoom on Tuesday February 16 at 10:00 am.

Registration for the Q&A is free, but we ask all participants to review the grant application (available here ) and send us questions in advance by Friday February 12 at 5:00pm to qac@quinteartscouncil.org with the subject heading “Questions for Arts & Culture grant.”

Registration and additional information available on Eventbrite. Register here.


January 29, 2021: Learn how to create your own online shop on ShopHERE with Jamie Hosking of the Belleville E-commerce Assistance Program.

ShopHERE creates online stores for artists and independent small businesses at no cost.

This free training session (open to current QAC members only) will take place over Zoom. You will be sent a link to the event on Friday January 29.

Click here to read success stories by graduates of the program and how ShopHERE has helped artists succeed online!

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM DO?

  • creates and configures your online store
  • trains you on how to manage it
  • provides support to get your online store live
  • helps with marketing the store

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • under 10 full time employees (25 if a restaurant)
  • must a registered business in Ontario * (not required to sign up for training session)
  • can be a business or artist
  • home-based or commercial business

WHAT ARE THE PROGRAM BENEFITS?

  • free 1:1 support with building and launching an online store
  • ad credits including $100 for Facebook and Google
  • free .CA domain registration
  • and many more benefits

WAIT, WHY IS THIS FREE?

ShopHERE is funded by the federal government, province of Ontario and key corporate sponsors to help Ontario businesses and artists get selling online.

Facilitated by: Jamie Hosking, eCommerce Advisor, Belleville eCommerce Assistance Program

As a Belleville-area business manager, web designer, digital skills consultant and educator, Jamie Hosking has helped clients learn and effectively use computers, software and the web to achieve their goals, improve their business, get that job they were aiming for, and improve their quality of life.

Over the past two decades, Jamie has created written content, produced events, crafted social media strategies, and helped build brands for everything from small businesses to global corporations.

To help clients as part of the Belleville eCommerce Assistance Program, Jamie offers web design and development, e-commerce planning and execution, branding and marketing information and consultation.

Register online here,. This event is now passed.


2020 Workshops


November & December: Arts educator training for teaching online

Are you wondering how on earth to facilitate what you do online with students? Looking for hand-on, practical ideas so you can create meaningful projects? These sessions are designed specifically for you.

The Quinte Arts Council is partnering with PEC Arts Council offering a professional development opportunity to artists who currently teach classes/workshops, or who are considering teaching in the future. These sessions are designed to teach artists how to facilitate activities online (it is easier than you think!) with students/participants, and will include practical ideas of how to create meaningful projects and online experiences.

There will be two sessions- one for the visual arts, the other for the performing artists. Both sessions will include three 75-minute workshops facilitated by expert artist-educators from Kick Start Arts (www.KickStartArts.com).

Session 1: Visual ArtsDates/Times: November 24, 25, 27 – 1:00-2:15pm – Online

About the Facilitators: Visual Artist, Leslie Ashton, and Artistic Director, Sheena D. Robertson of Kick Start Arts have spent years working as highly successful artist-educators. They have extensive experience training artist, and are much in demand for their fun, engaging and interactive workshops. Both Sheena and Leslie have been able to pivot to online facilitation with a lot of success, and are very happy to be sharing what they’re learned with other artists.

Session 2: Performing ArtsDates/Times: December 7th, 8th, 10th – 1:00-2:15pm – Online

About the Facilitators: Writer/Actor, Paula Wing, and Artistic Director, Sheena D. Robertson of Kick Start Arts (www.KickStartArts.com), have spent years working as highly successful artist-educators. They have extensive experience training artist, and are much in demand for their fun, engaging and interactive workshops. Both Sheena and Paula have been able to pivot to online facilitation with a lot of success, and are very happy to be sharing what they’re learned with other artists.

The cost per artist is $15 plus HST per session (the real cost of $75/artist is being subsidized by both arts councils). The Zoom link will follow.

Workshop Details:

Come and explore with other visual artists, and expert artist-educators from Kick Start Arts!

These hands-on, interactive sessions will support you in:

  • Pivoting to online arts education facilitation – explore how Zoom can be used creatively, what planning and facilitation skills you need for this context, and work through the complexities and legalities of this work.
  • Explore how to create an engaging and interactive online experience for students, utilizing a hand-on exploration, and opportunities to try out strategies.
  • There will be ample time to ask questions, and problem solve for what you do.

Registration is now closed.


August 11 – September 1: Cultural Recovery Roundtables hosted by QAC

The Quinte Arts Council is preparing to host a number of recovery roundtables for the arts. This is open to all artists, artist groups and art organizations. We look forward to creating this safe space to reconnect with the arts community, to hear about your challenges and successes, to encourage and offer support, to network and hear about how we can best support you at this time and going forward.

There will be separate round tables for the following disciplines:

August 11 – 1:00 pm -3:00 pm – Performing

August 18 – 1:00 pm -3:00 pm – Music

August 25 – 1:00 pm -3:00 pm – Literary

September 1 – 1:00 pm -3:00 pm – Visual

Please register on Eventbrite for the roundtable that best reflects your discipline. You will be contacted by email as a follow up and a zoom link will be sent to you.

To learn more, read our July 24 Cultivating Creativity column in the Belleville Intelligencer: Supporting artists through COVID recovery.


September 15: Art Health and Wellness Meetup

We know that COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on cultural and creative industries in Canada.

A loss of work, opportunity or income (or uncertainty around future loss) has created or exacerbated a lot of anxiety. Couple this with restrictions around gatherings and requirements for social distancing, and people may be grappling with new or heightened feelings of isolation and loneliness.

A creative community is a vibrant and resilient community, and so to help ease the burden of social isolation the Quinte Arts Council is facilitating a virtual Art Health and Wellness Meetup to create a safe space for attendees to share their experiences with COVID-19: their fears, anxieties and ways of coping.

Tracey Logan, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in private practice with more than 20 years’ experience, will be facilitating the sharing circle. Her focus is on helping people harness their strengths to overcome obstacles and actualize their potential using a trauma-informed lens.

Please note: this is not a counselling session, but a sharing session. If you have immediate concerns about your mental health, please contact the Crisis Intervention Centre at (613) 969-7400, ext. 2753.

After registering we will send a short survey to help us understand the health and wellness landscape of our creative community. We will also provide a Zoom link.

Register here. It’s free!


2019 Workshops


November 28: Bay of Quinte presents Digital Marketing Made Easy – A Social Media Workshop for Artists.

Are you an artist? Do you wonder how you can use social media as a marketing tool? In this workshop, Courtney and Jen with the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board will help you understand social media as a marketing tool, explain the differences between the social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and teach you a simple way to create and manage a social media strategy.  It’s Digital Marketing Made Easy

In partnership with the Quinte Arts Council and supported by the John M. Parrott Gallery.

$10 for QAC members/$15 for non-members

Tickets on sale now!

 


Oct 8, 15 & 22, 2019: Novel Writing for Beginners Workshop Series with Joy Goddard

Learn how to turn your idea into a publishable novel with Joy Goddard, one of Canada’s top novelists in the young adult genre.

In partnership with the Quinte Arts Council and supported by the John M. Parrott Gallery, Joy is offering  a three-part series – take one workshop or take all three!

For more details, including how to register, click here.

 


Mayor Mitch Panciuk, members of Council, along with Grant Committee Chair Councillor Carr and members of the Grant Committee are pleased to announce the public release of $50,000 for the 2019 Belleville Community Arts & Culture Fund to be guided and administered by the City of Belleville Grant Committee. The Belleville Community Arts & Culture Fund will allow our arts and culture community to request a maximum grant of $5,000 instead of the previous $2,500.  The Fund will be broken into two categories:  New Initiatives/Programs and Existing Programs/Services.  Separate applications can be submitted in both categories.

To assist community groups, organizations, artists, etc., in writing clear and concise grant applications, the Quinte Arts Council and the City of Belleville are pleased to announce the creation of two Arts & Culture Grant Writing Workshops.

The Arts & Culture Grant Writing Workshops are scheduled as follows:

Monday, May 13, 2019
1:00-3:00 p.m. OR 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Belleville Public Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is recommended. Click here to reserve your place.


January 31, 2019: Brand Yourself: How to Make your Mark for Less than the Cost of Guitar Strings (or Brushes)

The workshop will be led by marketing consultant Randy Stewart who has 30 years of experience in the field.

Gallery 1 at John M. Parrott Art Gallery from 5:30 – 7:30

To learn more or to register, please visit Eventbrite.