Professional Development

Algonquin College School of Media and Design

The School of Media and Design offers a kaleidoscope of creative career opportunities including animation, graphic design, photography, theatre arts, advertising, public relations and more.

AOE Arts Council

AOE Arts Council is a dynamic not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and develops the practice and appreciation of the arts in Ottawa.

CARFAC Ontario

CARFAC Ontario is a professional association of visual and media artists that offers publications and workshops on legal and economic issues facing artists.

Carleton University, Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

The Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership prepares graduates to be innovators and leaders in charities, nonprofits, advocacy organizations, social enterprises, philanthropic foundations, development offices, and in the governments, financial institutions and businesses that interact with them.

Cultural Human Resources Council

Created in 1995 to strengthen the Canadian Cultural Workforce, the council provides project and career development tools, internship support, and a job recruitment site among other things.

Dance Umbrella

The Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) is a service organization that provides quality management and administrative support to professional dance artists in Ontario and actively works to facilitate their success. DUO fosters a healthy dance community by promoting communication and interaction between and among dance artists, dance organizations, dance presenters, funders and the public.

Hill Strategies

Hill Strategies Research is a Canadian company that aims to provide top-quality, highly-relevant and insightful research for the arts. Provides articles, statistical reports and summaries of research findings.

Ottawa Festivals

Ottawa Festivals delivers and participates in programs and initiatives that help build a stronger festival, special event and fair industry that contributes to positive socioeconomic impacts within Canada’s Capital Region.

Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers’ Connective

The Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers’ Connective (OGPC) fosters and promotes the knowledge and appreciation of Hand Pulled Prints and Printmaking among its members and general public.  This is accomplished through monthly meetings, demonstrations, workshops, and group exhibits.

School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa's mission is to furnish the resources, environment, tools and instruction to develop the student's signature style and skill base. Both full and part-time programs are offered.

The Ottawa School of Art

The Ottawa School of Art is an educational center for the visual arts providing the community with the opportunity for creative expression, development and growth based on an orderly progression in knowledge and skills.

The Royal Conservatory, Artist Educator Professional Training

A Four-Tiered Certification Program for Artists Wishing to Expand Their Careers and Enhance their Skills as an Artist-Educator


WorkInCulture addresses human resources and career development needs and issues for Ontario's arts and culture community. Provides a job board, publications, HR resources, and links to various sites focused on funding, development, advocacy, education, and health and safety.