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E-Bulletin | October 10, 2014

1. Call for Submissions: YHMA Fall Newsletter
2. 2014 Fall Heritage Gathering

3. Yukon Cultural Labour Force Study - Now Surveying!
4. Yukon Arts Presenters Summit

5. Upcoming Leadership Training Workshop with Banff Centre

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1. Call for Submissions: YHMA Fall Newsletter

Do you have stories, news and events to share? YHMA is seeking content for our Fall Newsletter! Please submit your content to by Friday, October 24th.

2. 2014 Yukon Heritage Symposium

It's almost here!

The Yukon heritage community will gather in fabulous Dawson City on October 23rd. In addition to sharing new and best practices, this gathering provides an opportunity to meet others from across the Territory actively involved in the protection, conservation and celebration of our rich and diverse heritage.

The Symposium program has been posted to the YHMA website. We have some great workshops on funding and program evaluation and a special update from the Canadian Museum of History on changes to the museum and the Virtual Museums of Canada program. YHMA will share some of the things we've been working on, and participants will also be encouraged to share their news and events in our open forum.

The event is free and lunch is provided, however registration is encouraged so that we can get a sense of numbers.
Click here to access the Yukon Heritage Symposium program!

3. Yukon Cultural Labour Force Study - Now Surveying!

The Yukon Arts Centre and Yukon Government have partnered together to undergo a study on the size and impact of the Cultural Industries labour force on Yukon’s economy.  This study is intended to provide a snapshot comparison to a report done in 2004 and looks to discover, understand, and address the shape of the industries, the challenges they face, and their size and impact on Yukon.  

We are looking to hear feedback from the entire community and the first step involves three surveys: a business survey, a NGO survey, and a cultural worker survey.  Our research team will also be visiting the communities to meet with stakeholders and leaders in the cultural industries for one on one discussions.
We ask that you take the time to fill out the survey and appreciate any and all responses.  

Ensuring that we hear from as many NGOs that work in the cultural industries as possible is extremely important to providing accurate data that will be used to help support the industries in the future.

If you complete this survey you will be entered a draw to win 1 Round Trip Air North ticket.
Deadline to Complete: Wednesday October 22nd
Estimated Time to Complete: About 5 - 10 minutes 
Reward - Chance to win an Air North Round Trip Ticket 
Click here to complete the survey

4. Yukon Arts Presenters Summit

Save the Date! The Summit will take place in Whitehorse, November 20th – 23rd, 2014.

This Summit will bring together administrators, board members, active volunteers and cultural workers whose work is primarily in the cultural sectors--performing arts, visual arts, heritage and culture. There are many things we can learn from each other, and we hope this Summit will teach, network, invigorate and inspire you to continue the work that contributes so much to your community.

Some exciting speakers have been lined up, along with a variety of learning opportunities through workshops and forums. Registration and and more information will be circulated soon.
For more information contact Michele Emslie, Community Programming Director,Yukon Arts Centre
5. Upcoming Leadership Training Workshop with Banff Centre
Leadership Development at the Banff Centre is hosting a free 1-day workshop in Whitehorse on October 29, 2014 targeted at emerging and mid-career leaders in the museum and gallery sector. The workshop (location to be determined) will be a prototype of a more comprehensive design, this component reflecting the theme “Diverse Voices: the sector struggles to be relevant to young people, new Canadians and the Indigenous community”. The workshop will offer leadership training, and we’ll be asking the group to respond to the experience as we hope to learn from this prototype experiment.  Your participation and feedback will inform a learning journey that we are looking to launch in 2015.

For almost 80 years, The Banff Centre has been a professional and creative support for the creative and cultural industries. While training opportunities for the creative industries do exist–from degree-granting programs to short courses–the initiatives tend to be discipline-, genre-, or region-specific, rather than offering training for creative industries professionals across boundaries. Initial results from an environmental scan of existing creative industries programs commissioned by The Banff Centre found that these programs are often limited in size, with demand generally far exceeding capacity. There remains a critical need for programs to develop existing professionals in the creative industries as leaders. We are beginning to address this need.

Through the support of the Great-West Life Assurance Company, we are developing and designing a leadership program for the Creative Industries which will allow mid-career museum and gallery leaders to develop the skills, networks and vision to reshape their institutions to engage, educate, and enrich their communities while applying entrepreneurial skills to thrive financially.

Nine round tables across the country have been completed over the past few months. We have consolidated the information and are putting together three 1-day prototypes of emerging themes in Ottawa, Halifax and Whitehorse.  A final design will be ready for 2015 and although the exploration has focused on museums and galleries we have involved the broader creative sector as many of the challenges faced are shared and interdependent.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Johnson, Special Projects Coordinator, Leadership Development.

Please RSVP before October 22 to Lunch will be provided and space is limited.
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