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Capacity Building Funding

PCBP: Presenters Capacity Building Program for Members of CAPACOA and RIDEAU

Facilitating and promoting professional development

Since its creation in 2013, the PCBP has supported 73 projects, 32 of these coming from CAPACOA members.

Professional development is key to helping presenters improve their audience outreach efforts, build capacity and manage change. In order to help best support those efforts, RIDEAU and CAPACOA are pleased to announce the renewal of the: Presenters Capacity Building Program (PCBP), a funding program that provides the presenting community with access to better professional development tools.

Congratulation to the organizations who have received support for the 2018 – 2019 edition of the PCBP:

  • Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde
  • Groupe le Vivier
  • Manitoba Arts Network
  • Prairie Début
  • The Cultch
  • Full circle, First nations performance
  • Vieux théâtre de Saint-Fabien
  • CCMC Music Gallery
  • Small World Music Society
  • Centre des arts de baie-comeau
  • Objectif scène
  • Atlantic presenters association
  • Music Canada Live
  • Artspring
  • Diffusion Avant-Scène

Program Objectives

  • Promote the sharing of expertise within networks
  • Provide support to presenting organizations for targeted capacity building projects, professional development and change management
  • Contribute to the professionalization of the presenting sector
  • Help presenting organizations achieve their goals more effectively

Program Description

The program gives presenting organizations access to resources which can help build capacity. It is divided into three components:

  1. Organizational consultation – Organizations can apply for funds to hire consultants or specialists to assist them in capacity building and change management research and planning activities. This may take the form of coaching.
  2. Mentoring – Organizations can apply for funds to enrol their managers in a mentorship of at least one week with a presenting organization manager. The mentorship is to be conducted within the mentor’s organization.
  3. Professional development – Organizations can submit an application to attend professional development workshops or seminars directly related to the organization’s specific capacity building needs. This is primarily intended for senior managers of presenting organizations.

Organizations can also submit joint applications in collaboration with others (two or more). Presenter support organizations (presenting networks) are eligible as part of a collaboration in partnership with presenting organizations. Each applicant in a joint application must be a member of CAPACOA and/or RIDEAU.

Please note: Organizations that received financial assistance under the 2017-2018 Presenters Capacity Building Program are not eligible.

Program Timeline

The 2018 – 2019 edition of the program will run from September 2018 to June 2019.

Annoucement of the projetcs selected will be November 2018

The realisation of the projects will be from November 2018 to May 2019.

The final reports will be due in June 2019.

Program Guidelines

Organizations who have received support for the 2017 – 2018 edition of the PCBP:

  • Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne Diffusion Momentum / Carré 150
  • Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Flato Markham Theatre
  • Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
  • La corporation du Bedeau – Vieux couvent de Saint-Prime
  • Ontario Presents
  • Productions de la Salle Comble
  • Richmond Gateway Theatre
  • Society Rotary Centre for the Arts
  • Théâtre Hector Charland Theatre
  • Wakefield and Fairbairn House Heritage Centre
  • Village en chanson de Petite-Vallée
  • Vue sur la Relève
  • Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association

Comments from past edition recipients

The staff and board were involved in the development of a comprehensive marketing strategy that incorporates traditional methods but also social media. We have agreed on a much more concise branding architecture. While the long term impact of the project will take time to assess, staff and Board certainly feel empowered to enact changes and have begun the process already.
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

The impact of this training is to greatly improve the revenue-generating ability of Public Energy in the private sector. This will go a long way toward maintaining the organization’s programming in the face of reduced public sector funding.
Public Energy

This Strategic Planning Session was crucial for our organization at this time. We are facing financial challenges and impending replacement of long-term staff. Both big challenges for an organization of our size with a Board which is geographically so far apart.
Prairie Debut

Program Contact Information

Mélanie Bureau, CAPACOA 613-562-3515 ext. 1

Manuel Bouchard, RIDEAU 514-598-8024 ext. 233