Ontario Sponsorship and Governance Mentorship Program

Business for the Arts is now accepting applications from Ontario communities to receive our Sponsorship and Governance Mentorship program!

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?

Once a municipal application is successful, Business for the Arts will bring 10 months of sponsorship and governance training and mentorship to your community.

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

Applications are due Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 5pm ET.

For more information on how to apply and how the program will roll out in your community, click here!

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