Dec 09 2020
COVID-19 has changed the way artists, the arts sector, and nonprofit organizations are engaging with Albertans. There are many phenomenal examples and insights for how artists and nonprofit organizations can pivot their work online. Even before the pandemic, technology has been changing the way we do business. The pandemic has continued to highlight why it’s so important we learn and adapt to this new world.
I am excited to share that we have created a new resource to support artists and nonprofits during these challenging times. The Pivot Online: A Toolkit for Artists and Nonprofit Organizations is available to help artists and nonprofits work remotely and extend your reach. The toolkit captures and shares the insights from artists and organizations who have pivoted their work online and provides information, resources, and inspirations to help artists and nonprofit organizations pivot some, or all, of their operations online. I encourage you to share the toolkit with your networks. You can find the toolkit on our website at alberta.ca
In addition to the toolkit, Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women will be hosting a series of Pivot Online: A Toolkit for Artists and Nonprofit Organizations webinars for artists, artist organizations and nonprofits, and sector capacity builders. Each webinar will demonstrate specific aspects of the Pivot Online Toolkit and feature peer success stories. The webinars will also be recorded live and posted on YouTube for Albertan’s use.
o December 16, 2020 – 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Virtual Organization – Remote Operations (Sector Capacity Builder)
o January 4, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm – Success in a Digital World – Social Media (Artists)
o January 6, 2021 – 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Virtual Organization – Programs and Services Online (Arts & Non-profit Organizations)
Please go to albertacdu.eventbrite.com to register for one or all of these webinars.
I would like to commend you for your adaptability and resilience during these challenging times. Arts and culture has always been for Albertans thing that brings communities together. In the post-COVID world, arts and culture will heal us, entertain us, give us meaning, drive economic activity and seed new ideas across sectors.
Leela Sharon Aheer
Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women