Fall 2021: November 3 and December 1

All welcome to attend


A series of arts sector-specific workshops that address key concepts and approaches to Organizational Planning & Structure, Boards, Fundraising, Audience Building, and Assessment Practices. These workshops build on ARTS Action Research core principles and approaches and share tools and strategies that are applicable to organizations of all sizes. Participants can choose to attend all workshops or select individual workshops that address their specific needs or interest.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Non-profit Arts Context & Concepts

This workshop outlines the conceptual and practical building blocks for developing organizational structures that reflect and support the work that arts professionals are developing, producing and exhibiting. Topics examined include realities faced by arts & culture entities today; The ways in which the defining and guiding values and processes of each arts sector organization are shaped by the unique character of the organization, its leadership and artistic/curatorial/programmatic processes; and insights and approaches to the broad organizational application of these unique qualities.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Adopting an Emergent Mindset

This workshop focuses on how a learning organization approach reflects the principles and needs of non-profit arts organizations. We explore tools and approaches to support strategic thinking, emergence and learning that build resilience for organizations working in the volatile non-profit arts & culture sector. With these tools, we explore how “new normals” can be shaped in the light of disruption and change.


The Open Access Workshop Series is intended to provide the following benefits and deliverables for participants:

  • Access to a conceptual framework for thinking about their organizations that is based in artistic practice. This supports arts organizations in creating systems and structures that best support their needs and reflect their values.
  • Examples and ideas from others working in arts and culture that can inspire and inform how organizations approach their own opportunities and challenges.
  • A set of practical tools for approaching critical areas of practice from audience development, board building, and fundraising, to organizational and program assessment.


Contact Carmelle Pretzlaw, Administrative Coordinator: Programs at SK Arts, for more information and for Zoom details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 306-787-4153 (Regina) or 800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)

Sask Shift is presented by SK Arts in partnership with Creative Saskatchewan and ARTS Action Research.