Workshops for Artists and Arts Organizations

2020 Workshops , Networking and Professional Development Opportunities

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.