How To

Welcome to the Neighbourhood Arts Network Learning Room and the 'How to' Section. This is where you'll find toolkits, 'how to' videos and valuable lesson plans.

We’ve designed this space to direct you to specific professional development opportunities, online learning, lesson plans, funding initiatives, toolkits, reports and information that is relevant to artists and organizations in the community engaged arts sector. If there is anything you would like to see added to this section, do not hesitate to contact us today!

 

  • Top 5 Video Toolkits for Community Arts

    View our rosters of Top 5 Video Tool Kits designed for community engaged artist, adminstrators, youth and arts professionals. Featuring speakers from our Making a Living. Making Art series!

  • Organization & Project Development

    The Creative Trust Open Source Tool Kits are a summary of processes, policies and program materials that reflect the most important thinking and activities in the success of Working Capital for the Arts.

  • Workshop Ideas: Icebreakers, Energizers & Lesson Plans

    Are you looking for new activities to use in your workshops? Partners for Youth Empowerment shares the engaging, and often centuries old, arts based activities they like to use in their internationally renowned workshops and facilitation trainings.

  • Writing Sponsorship Proposals

    Check out Caleigh Timmons' top 5 tips on how to write a sponsorship proposal. The video toolkit series is filmed during the Neighbourhood Arts Network's MAKING A LIVING. MAKING ART events, created for artists, youth and arts organizations.

  • Sponsorship 101

    Check out Che Kothari's top 5 tips on creating a successful sponsorship campaign. The video toolkit series is filmed during the Neighbourhood Arts Network's MAKING A LIVING. MAKING ART events, created for artists, youth and arts organizations.

  • Diversity in Governance

    Here you will find some effective ways to ensure your board is inclusive and representative of the community you serve. For more helpful toolkits on inclusive and effective board governance, see the Maytree Foundation website.

  • Human Resources Tools

    Here you will find many Human Resources management guides that have been specifically developed for the cultural sector. These guides are part of the Cultural Careers Council Ontario's "Work in Culture: HR Spotlight" project.

  • Song Library for Facilitators & Social Artists

    Are you looking for some simple melodies or call and response songs to bring to your youth group, community choir, drop-in centre or classroom? Check out PYE Global's amazing open-source library, its filled with great resources!

  • Board Mentoring Handbook

    Looking to effectively integrate new board members into your current organizational structure? The Board Mentoring Handbook outlines a mentoring program that a non-profit board can use to integrate new board members quickly and effectively.

  • Tools for New Organizations & Project Development

    Are you starting an exciting new project or a new organization? You might want to check out these tools developed by Creative Trust especially with you in mind. These tools can help you start in the right direction!