This webinar is part of a series of training sessions and access to information and resources to help support newcomer and immigrant artists and arts professionals achieve career success in Toronto/GTA and beyond. We aim to streamline the pathway to careers in the arts and culture sector by...
This webinar is part of a series of training sessions and access to information and resources to help support newcomer and immigrant artists and arts professionals achieve career success in Toronto/GTA and beyond. We aim to streamline the pathway to careers in the arts and culture sector by providing relevant information for:
- settlement and employment service providers looking to better equip their clients.
- arts organizations seeking to engage newcomer and immigrant artists and arts professionals.
- newcomer and immigrant artists and arts professionals looking to build awareness and knowledge about careers and career resources in the arts and culture sector.
Join us for this FREE webinar where we will provide an overview of grant and funding landscape for the arts and culture sector. This session will highlight the major granting and funding bodies that support the arts and culture sector as well as other funding considerations artists and creative professionals should be mindful of. Our speakers will also highlight grant and funding opportunities available to newcomer and immigrant artists and arts professionals specifically*.
(*current as of the delivery of this webinar)
Our guest speakers will also highlight some of the challenges newcomers and immigrant artists and arts professionals may experience when pursuing grants and funding and will also provide some basic tips and guidance on the grant and funding application process.
Please note, live closed captioning will be available during the session via our Otter app and closed captions through Zoom can also be enabled.
Meet our guest speakers:
- Panelist: Kadija de Paula, Interim Strategic Programs Manager, Toronto Arts Council: Kadija de Paula is the Interim Strategic Programs Manager at the Toronto Arts Council where she manages the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship and Arts Engagement programs, amongst other strategic grants and partnerships. Kadija is a practicing visual artist and writer with vast experience working in and with arts organizations both as an artist and administrator. She held positions at UNESCO, the Ontario Arts Council, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, and XPACE Cultural Centre. Kadija has an International M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a B.F.A. from OCAD University. Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is the City of Toronto’s funding body for artists and arts organizations. Since 1974, TAC has offered innovative and responsive programs, enabling artists and arts organizations to explore, create and thrive. With funding of over $25 million annually, TAC grants lead to exhibitions, performances, readings and workshops seen each year by over 5 million people across the city. TAC is proud to play a leadership role in fostering Toronto’s dynamic and diverse arts scene.
- Panelist: Inés Aguileta, Programs Manager, Neighbourhood Arts Network: Inés Aguileta is an arts administrator who also brings a deep background in project management. She has been involved in the arts community for nearly a decade but has been passionate about the arts since childhood. After graduating from York University’s Honours Graphic Design program, she relocated to Spain where she earned her Master’s in Cultural Project Management at the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. Upon her return to Toronto, she undertook the Marketing and PR Manager role at Soundstreams. Since then, she has volunteered at TEDx Boston, TIFF, and The Toronto Maker Festival. Currently, at the Toronto Arts Foundation, she is Program Manager for Neighbourhood Arts Network and ArtWorksTO alumni pathway. Inés is an avid globetrotter and lover of culture, beginning with that of her native Mexico. She believes her experiences working and living in many other parts of the world have greatly benefited her understanding of and respect for many different cultures and forms of artistic expression.
- Moderator: Fanny Martin, Creative Director, Art of Festivals: Fanny is an international creative producer & facilitator specialized in festivals, networks, interdisciplinary projects and art in public space. Born and educated in France, she developed an eclectic freelance project portfolio in the UK and Canada before founding Art of Festivals, a creative company that brings more art into everyday life and more life into the arts. In collaboration with artists, educators, researchers, technologists and activists, her work focuses on producing memorable shared experiences, shaping change strategies, experimenting with participatory frameworks and designing learning & evaluation programmes.