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The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is pleased to offer a variety of information sessions and professional development workshops to the Edmonton arts community. Past workshops have included Grant 101 presentations, workshops for upcoming grants, public art workshops, arts marketing sessions and more.


What’s in Your Piggy Bank? – Finding Money for Your Artistic Project

Are you an artist or part of an artist collective or arts organization who would like to know more about finding different sources of revenue for your artistic project?

Join us in a session with artists and arts organizations to learn how they filled their piggy banks, and participate in round table discussions to share ideas and best practices. Just so we have an idea of how many people to expect, please RSVP with Kristina: kdeguzman@edmontonarts.ca / 780.424.2787 ext 242.

Topic covered:

  • Grants
  • Fundraising ideas
  • Business sponsorships
  • In-kind donations
  • Volunteers, etc.
(Note: All sessions follow a similar format; this is not a series) 
Session 1
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Program Room, Mill Woods Library Branch (2610 Hewes Way NW)
Guest panelists:
  • Stephen Williams, Grants Director, Edmonton Arts Council
  • Connor Buchanan, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Creative Practices Institute
  • Yasir Iqbal, Finance Coordinator (Sponsorships & Partnerships), Mosquers Film Festival
  • Leila Sidi, Brown, Black & Fierce Collective 
Session 2
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Program Room, Jasper Place Library Branch (9010 156 Street NW)
Guest panelists:
  • Stephen Williams, Grants Director, Edmonton Arts Council
  • Faraz Shaikh, Outreach Director, Mosquers Film Festival
  • Matthew Howatt, Windrose Trio
  • Tammy Lavallée, Northwest Fest
Session 3
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Program Room, Strathcona Library Branch (8331 104 Street NW)
Guest panelists:
  • Beth Levia, Windrose Trio 
  • Madhan Selvaraj, President, Edmonton Movie Club
  • Alex Felicitas, Brown, Black & Fierce Collective
  • Meredith Mantooth, Edmonton Heritage Council 


Financial Literacy Workshops for Non-Profits

The City of Edmonton - Citizen Services, Edmonton Arts Council, and Edmonton Heritage Council are pleased to present three workshops for personnel of non-profit organizations wanting to develop skills to manage the financial side of their organizations.

When: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
: Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 – 108 Ave.  April 6 & 20, Lestock Lounge; April 13, John Cecil Kinross Room
:  $40 per session or three sessions for $100.  Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions to get the full benefits of the workshops.
Intended for
: Employees or board members of non-profit organizations wanting to increase their basic knowledge of key concepts and processes associated with financial statements, budgets, and the organization’s financial responsibilities as a non-profit society.
To Register and Pay
:  Contact Tix on the Square by phone (780) 420-1757.

For additional information, please contact Mary Jane Kreisel: mjkreisel@edmontonarts.ca / 780.424.2787 ext 226.


Workshop 1 - Financial Accountability for Non-Profits:  A Year-long Affair

A non-profit society needs to be accountable - but to whom or what authority? Explore the financial roles and responsibilities of a non-profit organization as set out in typical society by-laws. Effective financial management is a key component to reach goals in a strategic plan. What financial measures and reviews can management and Boards take to ensure that short and long-range plans stay on track? This workshop will help participants better understand the function of financial statements, budgets, and variance reports and how to integrate them into an Annual Financial Cycle. 

Instructor:  Sylvia Shank, CPM - General Manager, Sacul Accounting and Small Business Services
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
: Lestock Room (Rm 218B), Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 – 108 Ave


Workshop 2 - Financial Statements:  What they are really saying about your organization?

Financial Statements reveal much about an organization – where the money comes from, where it is spent, and whether the organization makes a surplus or runs a deficit over the year.  They also speak volumes about the viability and health of the organization and its ability to withstand periods of growth and hardship.  Learn the basic components and terminology of Income Statements and Balance Sheets, and how they tell the story of your organization. For those organizations that have to prepare their own financial statements, what are the minimum requirements of these statements to meet generally accepted standards? Participants will take part in an introductory exercise in preparing financial statements.

Instructor: Frank Saccucci, MBA - Associate Professor, MacEwan University.
: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
: Kinross Room (Rm 216), Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 – 108 Ave  

Workshop 3 – Budgets:  What’s the Big Deal? 

Budget preparation is a sizeable investment of time – is this effort really worth it for a typical organization?   The answer is an emphatic: “Yes!” Learn how annual budgets are used to keep day-to-day financial activity on-track and contribute to the long-term viability of an organization. Participants will acquire budget and monitoring skills by preparing their own sample budget and variance reports. Find out how budgets relate to yearly financial statements and how they can be used to improve the financial position of the organization. 

Instructor: Frank Saccucci, MBA - Associate Professor, MacEwan University.
: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Lestock Room (Rm 218B), Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 – 108 Ave

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