Work In Culture (A project supported by the government of Ontario) is preparing to do a survey and town halls around Ontario.  We encourage libraries to attend.

The upcoming roundtables are:

Kingston- July 5th

Ottawa- July 13th

There will be additional ones (Thunder Bay, Owen Sound, Huntsville, Toronto, among others) confirmed into the Fall.

Who are we?

WorkInCulture’s mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long
career development and entrepreneurial and business skills training. Beyond our (very popular)
Job Board, we also offer a wide range of skills development programming, training and
resources in a number of formats.

What is MakingItWork?

MakingItWork is a major research project that’s designed to help us (and you) better
understand the opportunities and challenges of employment in the creative sector. Whether it’s
through a survey or through participation in our community roundtables, we want to hear how
you’re making it work, as well as find out what types of obstacles, challenges and opportunities
exist for you as a creator, a cultural sector worker and/or employer. From librarians to visual
artists to freelance arts administrators, not-for-profits and companies, we want you to tell us your

Who is MakingItWork for?

It’s for everyone and anyone who works in the arts, culture, heritage and library sector in
Ontario. It covers individual artists and cultural workers to non-profit and for-profit employers in
the sector. It covers freelancers, the self-employed and anyone who is trying to make it in the
broader cultural sector.

How can you get involved?

We’ll be launching an online survey in the coming months, and we’ll need your help to share it
with your networks! We’re also going to be heading out to the following communities to hear
directly from the community. If you’re in Kitchener-Waterloo, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, London,
Ottawa, Kingston, Hamilton, Huntsville, Owen Sound, and Toronto – come tell us your story! We’ll
be announcing more information soon, so be sure to follow our social media accounts
(Facebook, Twitter) and subscribe to our monthly newsletter for more info!

What will we do with this research?

The goal of MakingItWork is to really understand what the broader cultural sector needs to be
successful both now and going forward. By telling your story about making a living in the arts,
culture and heritage sector, you can help define what future programs, supports and resources
look like.


Diane Davy
Executive Director

Lisa Fiorilli

Research and Outreach Manager