Fostering Diversity: Developing Policy for Inclusion ✐

New Course Offering from the UNB Centre for Musical Arts, Arts and Culture Management program. Attention all arts and culture leaders!

Fostering Diversity: Developing Policy for Inclusion

This course is a starting point for your inclusion efforts – you will be equipped with an understanding of key terms related to diversity and with specific tactics to create more inclusive policies for your organization. As a leader in an arts and cultural organization, you know that fostering diversity is an important part of creating an inclusive and productive environment. Despite good intentions, it can be very challenging and overwhelming to get started.

Fostering Diversity: Developing Policy for Inclusion will allow you to reflect and challenge your current beliefs, while moving your organization towards inclusivity.

  • Understanding unconscious bias, equity versus inclusion (and other important terms)
  • The business case for diversity
  • Self-reflection
  • Setting policy goals and objectives
  • Key components of a diversity policy

The course is delivered online for two weeks in a hybrid synchronous and asynchronous format, combining self-paced independent work with interactive seminar and discussion opportunities. There are deadlines for readings and exercises.

Date: April 28 to May 12, 2023 – Live online hours take place on May 5 & May 12.
Price: $250 (+HST)

For more information and to register, go here.

Centre for Craft Nova Scotia: Call for Instructors 🍎

Call for Instructors from the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia for the spring term 2023, which runs from April 14th to June 24th, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have taught with us before, you will need to resubmit your course proposal.

We're now accepting proposals for the 2023 Spring term. The Centre for Craft invites artists and crafters interested in sharing their skills and knowledge to instruct courses and workshops in our wood, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, and multipurpose studios.

Deadline February 1st. Visit our website for more information.

Your proposal package should include a description of the proposed course or workshop, a course outline, a current CV, a bio and digital images.

We offer assistance in creating and submitting course proposals and will accept applications in alternative formats.

For full details on how to apply, go here.

Go and Write Writing Retreats ✍️

We’re taking Go and Write! to England on a springtime adventure to awaken our creative souls. Join New Brunswick authors Dr. Gerard Collins and Janie Simpson from March 18-28 or April 10-20, 2023 for an intimate writing retreat that sweeps you from venerable London to the iconic Cotswolds, a perfect combo to be inspired by greatness and reconnect with your literary self.

London and the Cotswolds. Join authors Dr. Gerard Collins and Janie Simpson for a spring writing retreat. March 18-28 or April 10-20, 2023.

With only eight rooms available, space is limited on this 11-day retreat, where you can enjoy the blooming warmth of an English spring before the tourist season begins. In London, we’ll stay at the Mad Hatter Hotel near ancient pubs where Dickens, Johnson, Twain, Yeats, Tennyson, and Orwell visited, wrote, and set stories. Then, we’re off to the Cotswolds and the luxurious Abbots Grange manor house, built in 1320 and voted the best B&B in Britain.

Through the centuries, the Cotswolds region has attracted writers such as Oscar Wilde, J.R.R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, and Jane Austen, and it still inspires. To experience its unassuming beauty at a quiet time will afford us the opportunity to
enjoy it as a writer should.

Gerard and Janie have been hosting writing retreats since 2016. Gerard is an award-winning author and university professor who will conduct workshops and offer direct feedback on your writing; Janie is the chief administrator for Go and
Write! and is, herself, an award-winning author.

Prices start at $4,995 Canadian. Visit www.goandwrite.ca for details.

Arts Unite Leadership Masterclass Series 👨🏽‍🏫

Hear from Artists: Their Stories, Insights and Experiences

The artsUNITE Leadership Masterclass Series, presented by RBC Foundation, helps emerging Canadian Artists gain industry confidence, leadership training and artistic inspiration through a vibrant, accessible suite of free online content.

With courses offered annually across three years, the project will not only consist of free, virtual video content, but a consolidated library of knowledge as well – from artists showcases, to digital learning toolkits.

Learn more here.