National Network of Mentors

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National Network of Mentors

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Join artsvest’s national network of mentors

artsvest, a mentorship training program designed to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector, provides small to mid-sized arts, culture and heritage organizations with resources, expertise and training in marketing, board governance and sponsorship. And, we are now accepting new volunteers for our 2019/20 program cycle!

What you’ll do as a mentor:

  • Act as an adviser and facilitator for sponsorship, marketing and/or board governance content areas in group mentoring and one-on-one sessions for organizations across Canada.
  • Support by hosting webinars on marketing, board governance and sponsorship as well as offering one on one sessions with mentees.
  • Provide clear insight and feedback on topics relating to your field of expertise.

Who should apply:

Seasoned professionals from a not-for-profit or corporate background who have at least five years of experience in the areas of sponsorship, marketing and/or board governance in the cultural sector.

What’s the time commitment:

  • The artvest program is one year in length. The mentoring sessions begin in October 2019 and continue through to June 2020.
  • Volunteer mentors are accepted on an ongoing basis and may join the program at any time.
  • Contribute to the program evaluation process by providing meaningful feedback on their experience.
  • Attend a mentor orientation and welcome session at the outset of the program.
  • Five hours per month during active months of mentorship*.
    **Mentors are not always asked to volunteer each month, as program needs may vary.

Some of the content areas and topics include:

  • Board governance
  • Fundraising and development
  • Marketing and communications

To become a mentor, please complete the Mentor Statement of Interest and our artsvest associate national director will contact you with further information. For more information or to complete the statement of interest, visit

If you have any questions about the artsvest mentorship program, please contact Jessica Vellenga, Associate National Director by email or call 416.869.3016 x229.

B/A welcomes mentor applications from all qualified individuals and encourages applications from equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

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