Professional Development for Today’s Arts Consultants. A free series of online professional development webinars/ workshops led by senior professionals in the field around best practices, essential consulting tools and industry trends.  Open to all professional arts consultants in Canada and those wishing to get into the field.


Consulting best practices

Seasoned consultants bring a range of experience to the conversation. Hear how they get things done in this timely discussion and dive into topics such as how to find work, RFPs, insurance and contracts; project management, scheduling projects and, most importantly, to the ethical issues we face in our day to day.

New Governance Models

A panel discussion with Olivia Seward, Owais Lightwala, and Santee Smith, moderated by Jane Needles. We will examine the future of governance models against the outcomes of COVID-19 and its effect on the arts.

How to Look at IDEA Webinar – An Intercultural Lens

Prioritizing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (IDEA) does not equate to people engaging effectively and appropriately across differences. Join this discussion as panelists Santiago Guzmán and Valerie Sing Turner explore the ways to move beyond the acronym and traditional approaches to IDEA, and instead adopt an intercultural and intersectional perspective.

Decolonizing the Practice

Decolonizing is an overwhelming and daunting task. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ method, and the mere idea of how this fits within the world of consulting is intimidating. Decolonization is a challenging, reflective process of learning and unlearning. How can we avoid failure and recolonization during this journey of ‘decolonizing the practice’?

How To Bring A Coaching Mindset To The Arts And Culture Sector

Coaching is considered a fundamental leadership skill and, increasingly, art consultants are being asked to bring coaching skills and practices to their consulting activities.

Impact Investing and the Arts: Staying out of trouble, or missing the boat?

Despite strong arguments and evidence for culture’s positive impacts on society, culture remains on the fringes of impact investing. Is this our conservative natures, wisely keeping us out of the potential trouble of repayable finance? Or are we missing the boat on resource models that nurture both the capital and capacity arts organizations will need in the not-so-distant future? Join David Maggs, Sean Geobey and Irfhan Rawji for this interesting discussion.

Meilleures pratiques de consultation

Vous voulez en savoir plus sur le métier de consultant artistique dans le contexte actuel ? Participez à ce webinaire en compagnie de consultants chevronnés qui partageront leur savoir-faire avec vous.

Les enjeux de main d’œuvre dans le secteur culturel

Le COVID a causé de nombreux bouleversements et laissé quelques séquelles dans le milieu culturel. Il faut maintenant reconstruire et faire face aux enjeux, notamment celui du manque de main d’œuvre dans différents postes clés des organisations culturelles.

Visit our YouTube channel to view all our webinars: ACCA Webinar Playlist

This project is part of the ACCA Professional Development, Renewing Your Capacity Initiative funded by the Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage – Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund.