FestForward Advisor Talks

An educational series for festival and event producers

There’s a lot of work and responsibility that goes into producing a festival. Join industry experts on FestForward Advisor Talks, a podcast series where we break down the different strategic or operational areas that are essential to successful festival and event organizations. Add experts to your team and learn industry best practices to help you solve problems, make decisions and realize your creative visions as a festival producer!

You will hear episodes on the following topics:

  • Sponsorship
  • Event Health & Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Insurance and Security Risk Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Volunteer Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Structuring your Organization and Governance
  • Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA)

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Episode 5: On Volunteer Management with Gina Maddalena and Cynthia Allan

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Episode 5: On Insurance & Security Risk Management with Chris Wilson and Scott Hill

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Episode 4: On Grant Writing with Kyra Cole

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Episode 3: On Event Health & Safety with Janet Sellery

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Episode 2: On Sponsorship with Ian Fraser

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Episode 1: On Sponsorship with Jenny Mitchell

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Introducing FestForward Advisor Talks

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts in the making of this podcast.