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Spring Check-Up for Arts and Cultural Organizations

March 22, 2017

Registration deadline: March 20, 2017
Workshop: March 22, 2017
9:30 am-12 pm
4th Floor Small Classroom, 245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

ACI organizational member subsidized price: $99
Non-member price $300

  • One fee covers workshop and three one-hour customized coaching sessions
  • 2 for 1 Special-organizations are encouraged to send a board and staff member together for the same price!

Registration by phone only–no online registration
Call Christie at 1-866-802-1104 or 204-927-2787

Note for rural organizations: Workshop is highly interactive and therefore must be attended in person; however, coaching can be done via live videoconference.

Are you ready for a spring check-up?  

Whether your organization is big, small, or in-between and if you work in the arts and cultural sector, this workshop may be just what you need right now! What’s gone well this year, what has been difficult and what are the challenges facing you for 2017/18 and beyond?

How are you and the organization meeting the challenges of fundraising, staffing issues, marketing and board demands? 

This workshop, with coaching sessions, will focus on assessing your organization through daily, weekly and monthly habits based on good governance and sensitive, smart management techniques and processes. 

Artistic leaders, business and communication managers, board members, volunteer leaders and key staff will come away with specific steps and initiatives to assist their organization in meeting the realities of the next year and beyond.

Following the workshop, participants will have a series of up to three one-hour individualized coaching sessions with workshop leader, Douglas Riske, designed to explore and design specific initiatives that address individual needs. 

Douglas Riske

Douglas has an extensive and broad range of experience in the Canadian professional arts and cultural sector.  Most recently he retired after 17 years as Executive Director of the Manitoba Arts Council where he led the organization through significant positive changes in innovative funding programs for Manitoba arts organizations and individual artists.  Prior to MAC, he worked in the professional theatre across Canada as an artistic director and producer as well as an actor, consultant, teacher, cultural manager and Executive Director.   His board experience is extensive with work as a volunteer member of local, provincial and national boards.


Accessible for people with motor challenges.

See ACI Manitoba's cancellation policy.