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Workshops (Calgary/Edmonton): artsVest Sponsorship Program – Business for the Arts

Workshops (Calgary/Edmonton): artsVest Sponsorship Program – Business for the Arts

artsVest, Business for the ArtsInvitation to participate in artsVest Alberta!

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching grants – for every one dollar raised in sponsorship, Business for the Arts will match it with another dollar – doubling their sponsorship opportunity.

The program provides local arts organizations with:

  • Free live sponsorship training workshop,
  • Individualized mentorship sessions with Canada’s top sponsorship experts,
  • Peer-to-Peer training workshops,
  • Webinars, marketing and branding tutorials,
  • Access to our 6-module e-Learning sponsorship course, and
  • A resource bank of sponsorship tools and templates.

A total of $219,500 in matching incentive grants is available to selected participants in Calgary and Edmonton who secure sponsorship from businesses throughout the 10-month program. Combined with those sponsorship dollars, this will translate to an investment impact of at least $439,000 into Alberta’s cultural economy over the period of one program year.

For more information on the program and to view past results, visit

Learn more about artsVest Alberta and how to apply. Join us for our Sponsorship Workshops and Information Sessions!

Tuesday, October 18 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm 
West Village Theatre
2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Wednesday, October 19 –  1:00pm – 5:00pm 
Prince of Wales Armouries – Kinross Room
10440 108 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

*A launch event will follow the Edmonton workshop – more details to be available soon.

Please note that your attendance at the workshop and the Information Session is required if you intend to apply for artsVest 2016-17!

Register here.

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