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1 artsScene Ottawa-Gatineau Welcome Ottawa Week 27 June Gabriel Jean-Simon, Chair

2 Part of Bfta, a not-for-profit Launched in January 2010 Local, active volunteer Executive Committee 250+ followers on Facebook, Twitter and Key partners networks (OSSC, NCRYPN, OSA, YPIF) No firm definition of art and culture Unique events that engage new generations! artsScene in Ottawa-Gatineau Our Mission To engage new generations, young professionals and businesses as patrons and volunteers to support arts and culture in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Goals: Introduce Connect Engage Inspire and build bridges Network Recognize 2

3 Strengthen arts and culture in Canada by: building partnerships between business and arts communities helping arts organizations to connect with funders and volunteers in the private sector communicates the value of investing in the arts recognizing outstanding business leaders who contribute to Canadas artistic and cultural landscape. 3 Canadas national association of business leaders who support the arts since 1974

4 AGF Management Limited Aimia Inc. Aqueduct Foundation BMO Financial Group Bruce Etherington & Associates Burgundy Asset Management Canada Overseas Investments Limited Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Cineplex Media Deloitte & Touche LLP Enbridge Inc. Ernst & Young LLP Fednav Limited Franklin Templeton Investments Gluskin Sheff & Associates Great-West Life Harvard Developments Inc. HSBC Bank Canada Invesco Investors Group Jackman Foundation BftAs 42 Members KPMG LLP Lignum Investments Ltd. lOreal Canada Mabe / GE Appliances Manulife Financial Michael Vukets & Associates Morgan Meighen & Associates Nazca Limited Power Corporation Raymond James Ltd. Rogers Communications Inc. Shelter Canadian Properties Sun Life Financial TD Bank Financial Group TELUS The Gail Asper Family Foundation The Globe and Mail The Keg Steakhouse and Bar The RBC Foundation The Woodbridge Company Ltd. York University

5 artsVest a matching incentive and sponsorship program stimulates local business investment in the arts. artsVest artsPitch connects arts organizations to professional advice from respected business advisors. artsPitch artsScene connects young business professionals to the arts in their community through social behind-the- scenes art events. artsScene boardLink a matching program connecting young business professionals to volunteer board positions in the arts. boardLink BftAs National Programs 5

6 Montréal Edmonton Toronto Halifax Calgary Ottawa-Gatineau Winnipeg Vancouver artsScene Across Canada 6 artsScene Launch: 2006 New chapters launched: 2008 & 2010

7 Snapshot of Past Events Behind the scenes Culinary events and demonstrations Architectural and interior design tours Embassy Experience and other Signature Events An evening at the Ottawa School of Art (February 2012) Embassy Experience (Nov, 2012) National Art Gallery Scavenger Hunt (April 2011) Habitat for Humanity Home Tour (Oct, 2010) Chefs as Artists Demonstration, Cordon Bleu (April, 2010) 7

8 2013: A Time of Transition A Team Renewal A Change of Leadership A Refocusing of the Roles An Opportunity to Seize… 8

9 9 Out of 12 executive members, 8 were stepping down. 4 people who had assumed leadership roles (co- chairs or vice-chair) were stepping down. Among those who were staying, I was designated as Chair. A Team Renewal & Change of Leadership

10 10 A Refocusing of the Roles Chair1 Finance & Administration1 Public & Stakeholder Relations1 Marketing & Membership1 Event Planning & Support2 Arts Community Outreach1 Network Development, Recruitment & Sponsorship1 Boardlink1 Volunteers Management1 Director at Large2 Total12 Chair 1 Vice-Chair 1 Finance & Sponsorship Team 2 Activities & Operations Team 2 Communication & Marketing Team 2 Social Media Team 2 Volunteer Recruitment & Management Team 2 Total 12 Before: Volunteers were confused about their role and the limits of their responsibilities Now: Back to the core functions, volunteers work in teams of 2

11 11 …and to Recruit 8 Talented New Executive Members from Various Backgrounds Objective 1: Motivated and Competent Volunteers Objective 2: Occupational Diversity (public, private, non- for-profit & academic sectors) An Opportunity to Seize…

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13 13 Message Distribution List (250 members) Vidéo:

14 14 Referrals

15 15 18 Candidates 12 Candidates interviewed 8 Candidates selected (1 public sector; 2 private sector; 2 academic sector; 3 non-for- profit sector) Before: 12 executives members = 12 Canadian Citizens Now: 12 executive members = 10 Canadian citizens + 2 non-Canadians Results of the Selection Process (over 3 months)

16 Different Ways to Volunteer Executive Committee Members 12 voluneers running the day-to-day operations and organizing Signature events Working Group Members Executive Committee Members will lead working groups to develop strategic plans (Com. & Mark./Volunteer Manag./etc) and calendar/type of activities Event Volunteers boardLink, Embassy Experience, etc. boardLink Participants possibility to join other arts organizations volunteer boards or committees 16


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