Growing Creative Careers in Brampton



Thursdays, October 14 – December 16 | 5:30-6:45 PM, 2021

The Arts, Culture, & Creative Industry Development Agency (ACCIDA), is excited to be collaborating with WorkInCulture (WIC) to present a FREE professional development intensive for artists and arts workers in the Brampton area to help you grow your creative career! Artists at any stage of their career are welcome.

Growing Creative Careers in Brampton (GCCB) is an intensive 10 session program that will include hands-on learning, reflective work, access to online resources and experts, as well as drop-in sessions. Participants who complete the program will come away with an understanding of how to move their creative careers, businesses, and/or organizations forward.

Takeaways include:

  • Access to WorkInCulture resource database
  • Optional drop-in sessions with experts
  • Q&A period during each session

Though it is recommended that participants attend all sessions to get a well-rounded understanding of the topics/skills that are essential to growing a creative career, it is not mandatory to attend each session.

Each session is 1 hour with 15 minutes for Q&A.

Sessions include:

OCT 14 – Marketing Matters: Defining Your Value Proposition
OCT 21 – Marketing Matters: Defining your Brand & Online Presence
OCT 28 – Money Matters: Setting up a Financial Plan
NOV 4 – Money Matters: Setting up Fees/ Pricing Strategies
NOV 11 – Networking Matters: Building Relationships & Partnerships
NOV 18 – Marketing Matters: Defining Your Revenue Sources
NOV 25 – Money Matters: Grantsmanship
DEC 2 – Administrative Matters: Contracts & Agreements
DEC 9 – Administrative Matters: Finding Space
DEC 16 – Takeaways


Program Organizers:

The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency is a unique organization incubating under the City of Brampton focused on growing, celebrating, advocating for and connecting the sector through the provision of a range of programs, services and resources. We are a key partner in delivering the City’s ambitious vision for arts, culture and creative industries as articulated in the City’s strategic vision and Culture Master Plan.

WorkInCulture (WIC) is a non-profit arts service organization that has been serving the sector since 1998. WorkInCulture supports and encourages artists, creatives, and all cultural workers to strive for success, whatever that may mean to each individual. They believe that happy and successful cultural workers of all kinds in return create happy and successful communities.