Professional Development


ArtsBuild Ontario is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to realizing long-term solutions for building, managing and financing the sustainable arts facilities need in Ontario communities.

boardlink is a national program that matches young business professionals with arts organizations to find volunteer board and committee roles in the arts.



This guide was produced by Fanny Martin (Art of Festivals) for the Community Presenters’ Network in 2019-20, thanks to support from SPARC’s Collaborative Community Initiatives Program. It is meant as a introduction to arts & culture advocacy, targeted at the types of presenters who participate in the CPN: generally, operating small venues or series in smaller, non-urban communities.

Check out the extensive resources for artists on the Ontario Presents wesbite!


There are many visual arts programs at Ontario colleges – some that cover a broad spectrum of art forms and others that focus on one specific type of art. Students in these programs hone their skills and develop unique artistic styles that can be applied to diverse opportunities in this field.

Visual Arts Courses:

Fine arts programs at Ontario colleges are designed to provide students with a well-rounded arts education that covers a number of disciplines. From drawing and painting to sculpting and printmaking, and so much more, students will have the opportunity to experiment with the different disciplines while developing their own unique artistic style.


The Ontario Academy Of Music & Art has created and developed a special program and teaching technique that incorporates European, American, and Russian styles of Academic Music and Art Education which enables students to become proficient within a couple of weeks.