Ontario Sponsorship and Governance Mentorship Program

Business for the Arts is launching the Sponsorship and Governance Mentorship Program in eight new Ontario communities this February!

The Sponsorship and Governance Mentorship Program will work directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships through which they will develop skills and cultivate an understanding of topics in Corporate Sponsorship and Board Governance. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities

How does the program work?

The program begins with an information session in the community. Arts organizations in the community will learn about the benefits of the program and how to participate in the remainder of the program offerings.

Once an organization is successful in their application, they will begin participation in a structured and comprehensive training program which involves:

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

Information sessions will take place in the following selected communities this February – click below to register!

Centre Wellington – February 5
Peterborough - February 7
North Simcoe - February 8
Richmond Hill - February 12
Sault Ste. Marie - February 12
Hamilton – February 15
Timmins – February 22
Ajax – February 27
Any questions can be sent to artsvest@businessforthearts.org.

The Ontario mentorship program is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.