Wednesday, June 24, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online – Zoom Meeting, a link will be shared with the registration confirmation email
Workshop Registration Fee:
This workshop is free to attend
COVID-19 has thrown us into unchartered waters. And when it comes to partnerships, many are in the same boat as they figure out how to move forward. How can community partners be proactive during this time? Is it possible to maintain sponsorship relationships through so much financial upheaval? How are sponsors’ priorities shifting? And what can the arts do to help businesses be resilient right now?
Join us on Wednesday, June 24 for Corporate Sponsorship and the Arts, a panel discussion between local arts organizations and businesses about how to navigate sponsorship relationships through COVID-19 and beyond.
The panel will be moderated by Business & Arts’ Co-Chair, Noreen Golfman, and feature Paul MacDonald, Managing Partner at Cox & Palmer law firm; Tina Murphy, Manager of Community Banking and External Events with TD Bank Group; Heather McKinnon, General Manager of Delta Hotel; and Margot Bruce-O’Connell, Public Affairs Manager at Hibernia. Representatives from St. Michael’s Printshop and the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival will also be on hand to offer an arts perspective.
This will be a great opportunity to hear first-hand about how these businesses are approaching their sponsorships right now, and how these relationships may evolve to reflect current limitations. Specifically, participants will address how the pandemic and the shifting economic landscape has affected and will continue to shape existing and potential partnerships.
There will be opportunities to ask questions. This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. A link to the event will be shared with your registration confirmation email.
Jenn Brown, Executive Director, St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. With over fifteen years working with not-for-profit cultural and feminist organizations in the province, Jenn leads the Festival’s commitment to industry development and vibrant community-based initiatives with a focus on collaboration, intersectionality, and celebration.
Margot Bruce-O’Connell, Vice President ExxonMobil Canada. Margot has spent her career working in communications, including several years in the media and 20 years working in public and government affairs with ExxonMobil Canada. She is a graduate of Memorial University (BA), University of King’s College (BJ) and Mount Saint Vincent University (MPR).
Noreen Golfman, Co-Chair of BANL. Noreen is a professor (English/Film Studies) at Memorial University and formerly its provost and vice president academic. She is also the founding director of the St John’s International Women’s Film Festival, director of MUN Cinema Series, and incoming chair of the board of the Winterset in Summer Literary Festival.
Heather McKinnon is the General Manager of the Delta St. John’s Hotel & Conference Centre. She is the current chair of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and supports many other arts organizations. She was named Patron of the Arts by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council in 2012.
Paul MacDonald is a Senior Partner in the St. John’s office of the Atlantic Canada law firm Cox & Palmer, where he is Chair of the office’s Estates and Trusts practice group. Paul is also responsible for administering the firm’s “Bravo! Supporting the Arts” program, which supports the province’s arts sector.
Hannah Morgan, Administration Assistant, St. Michael’s Printshop. Hannah has been working with St. Michael’s Printshop in various positions for the past three years. Her curatorial practice aims to develop meaningful platforms for contemporary artists to engage with community art histories and collections in Atlantic Canada.
Tina Murphy is TD Canada Trust’s Manager, Community Banking and External Events for the Atlantic Region. Tina has been investing in community initiatives on behalf of corporate Canada for over 20 years and has been personally volunteering in any number of initiatives for twice that time.
Andrew Testa is an artist, educator, and writer who currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at St. Michael’s Printshop, and is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Business & Arts NL reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.
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