Ontario Sponsorship and Governance Mentorship Program

The Sponsorship and Governance Mentorship Program works 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

For 2018, 83 arts organizations in 8 selected communities are participating, from:

Centre Wellington
North Simcoe
Richmond Hill
Sault Ste. Marie
Questions can be directed to artsVest Program Manager Monika Hakala monika@businessforthearts.org.

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