artsScene Ottawa-GatineauWelcome Ottawa Week 27 June 2013 Gabriel Jean-Simon, Chair
artsScene in Ottawa-Gatineau Our Mission To engage new generations, young professionals and businesses as patrons and volunteers to support arts and culture in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. • Goals: • Introduce • Connect • Engage • Inspire and build bridges • Network • Recognize • Part of Bfta, a not-for-profit • Launched in January 2010 • Local, active volunteer Executive Committee • 250+ followers on Facebook, Twitter and e-mail • Key partners networks (OSSC, NCRYPN, OSA, YPIF) • No firm definition of art and culture • Unique events that engage new generations!
Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts since 1974 Strengthen arts and culture in Canada by: • building partnerships between business and arts communities • helping arts organizations to connect with funders and volunteers in the private sector • communicates the value of investing in the arts • recognizing outstanding business leaders who contribute to Canada’s artistic and cultural landscape.
BftA’s 42 Members • KPMG LLP • Lignum Investments Ltd. • l’Oreal Canada • Mabe / GE Appliances • Manulife Financial • Michael Vukets & Associates • Morgan Meighen & Associates • Nazca Limited • Power Corporation • Raymond James Ltd. • Rogers Communications Inc. • Shelter Canadian Properties • Sun Life Financial • TD Bank Financial Group • TELUS • The Gail Asper Family Foundation • The Globe and Mail • The Keg Steakhouse and Bar • The RBC Foundation • The Woodbridge Company Ltd. • York University • AGF Management Limited • Aimia Inc. • Aqueduct Foundation • BMO Financial Group • Bruce Etherington & Associates • Burgundy Asset Management • Canada Overseas Investments Limited • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce • Cineplex Media • Deloitte & Touche LLP • Enbridge Inc. • Ernst & Young LLP • Fednav Limited • Franklin Templeton Investments • Gluskin Sheff & Associates • Great-West Life • Harvard Developments Inc. • HSBC Bank Canada • Invesco • Investors Group • Jackman Foundation
BftA’s National Programs • artsVest a matching incentive and sponsorship program stimulates local business investment in the arts. • artsPitchconnects arts organizations to professional advice from respected business advisors. • artsScene connects young business professionals to the arts in their community through social behind-the-scenes art events. • boardLink a matching program connecting young business professionals to volunteer board positions in the arts.
artsScene Across Canada artsSceneLaunch: 2006 New chapterslaunched: 2008 & 2010 • Montréal • Edmonton • Toronto • Halifax • Calgary • Ottawa-Gatineau • Winnipeg • Vancouver
Snapshot of Past Events • Behind the scenes • Culinary events and demonstrations • Architectural and interior design tours • Embassy Experience and other Signature Events • National Art Gallery Scavenger Hunt • (April 2011) • An evening at the Ottawa School of Art • (February 2012) • Embassy Experience • (Nov, 2012) • Habitat for Humanity Home Tour (Oct, 2010) • Chefs as Artists Demonstration, • Cordon Bleu • (April, 2010)
2013: A Time of Transition • A Team Renewal • A Change of Leadership • A Refocusing of the Roles • An Opportunity to Seize…
A Team Renewal & Change of Leadership • Out of 12 executive members, 8 were stepping down. • 4 people who had assumed leadership roles (co-chairs or vice-chair) were stepping down. • Among those who were staying, I was designated as Chair.
A Refocusing of the Roles Before: Volunteers were confused about their role and the limits of their responsibilities Now: Back to the core functions, volunteers work in teams of 2
An Opportunity to Seize… • …and to Recruit 8 Talented New Executive Members from Various Backgrounds • Objective 1: Motivated and Competent Volunteers • Objective 2: Occupational Diversity (public, private, non-for-profit & academic sectors)
Message Distribution List (250 members) Vidéo: http://vimeo.com/54575678
Results of the Selection Process (over 3 months) 18 Candidates 12 Candidates interviewed 8 Candidates selected (1 public sector; 2 private sector; 2 academic sector; 3 non-for-profit sector) Before: 12 executives members = 12 Canadian Citizens Now: 12 executive members = 10 Canadian citizens + 2 non-Canadians
Different Ways to Volunteer Executive Committee Members • 12 voluneers running the day-to-day operations and organizing Signature events Working Group Members • Executive Committee Members will lead working groups to develop strategic plans (Com. & Mark./Volunteer Manag./etc) and calendar/type of activities Event Volunteers • boardLink, Embassy Experience, etc. boardLink Participants • possibility to join other arts organizations volunteer boards or committees