Professional development workshop offered to arts and heritage groups

The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council is offering a professional development workshop for people involved in arts and heritage organizations.

The workshop, to be presented by Leslie Thompson at the Kootenay School of the Arts, will be held in Nelson from 10 am until 5 pm on September 24 and from 9 am until 1 pm on September 25. It will cover effective board management, volunteer recruitment and management, marketing and fundraising fundamentals for arts and heritage organizations – key elements for sustainability. Travel subsidies are available on a first come-first served basis for travel from communities in the Columbia Basin, further than 50 kilometres from Nelson.

Thompson has taught many workshops as well as Introduction to Non Profit Management at Mount Royal University in Calgary and An Introduction to Fundraising at Capilano University’s Arts & Entertainment Management Program.

Pre-registration is required. Subsidies and spaces are limited so early registration is encouraged. Register online at:

For more information call 250-352-2421, toll free: 1-800-850-2787 or e-mail: Workshop and travel subsidies generously funded by the Columbia Basin Trust. Additional funding support provided by the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council.