Building Audiences, Increasing Revenues Workshop

Date: Friday, October 18
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Ballroom C 
Facilitator: Jerry Yoshitomi
Sponsored by MNP

AIOJerry Yoshitomi empowers, transforms and advocates for under-served and rural communities, resulting in innovation and change in arts organizations in North America and beyond. Methods from his writings/workshops have been successfully implemented by several thousand arts organizations and artists in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., the Philippines, Japan, Spain, Argentina and Chile. He is engaged by foundations, public arts agencies, arts organizations and individual artists to read, research, and provoke innovative new practices to increase clarity of purpose, engagement and earned and contributed revenue.

His workshops reaching participants from every Canadian Province and Territory have been supported by Canadian Public Arts Funders, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the British Columbia Touring Council, Ontario Presenters, the Atlantic Presenters Association and the Manitoba Arts Council.

Work in the United States has been supported by a diverse array of public arts agencies and foundations, including the Washington State Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts Midwest, Western Arts Alliance, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, and the Irvine, Wallace, Hewlett, and Mellon Foundations.

He serves as Facilitator for a Consortium of Performing Arts Centers at Major U.S. Research Universities. His longest tenured position was seventeen years as the Executive Director of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles. During that time, the JACCC presented more performances and premieres of Japanese artists than any other theatre outside of Japan. Jerry is a graduate of Stanford University with a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University. 

Increasing audiences in smaller communities differs from practices in larger communities. It’s less about mass marketing and more about person to person communication, sharing our stories of why it’s been personally meaningful to those now participate. In a fast paced, interactive workshop, we’ll learn how to more effectively capture and share stories to build audiences and increase revenues.

Everyone in our current audience is a storyteller whose words, effectively directed, can convince others of the power of arts experiences to bring people together, experience joy in their lives and improve the quality of life in our communities. In preparation, we’ll be asking you to bring a story or two about people who connected and/or shared joyous experiences as a result of your work.

Grassroots Fundraising Workshop
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Ballroom C
Facilitator: Jerry Yoshitomi

Sponsored by TICKETPRO
JerryYour audiences love the work that you do. We just need to create easy pathways for them. People are willing and able to support with renewable contributions providing an ongoing base of support for your good work, and a feeling of ownership in them. You’ll learn simple, easy to deploy, painless methods, designed for organizations with small budgets. Even those who “hate fundraising” will come away inspired.

This is one of Jerry Yoshitomi’s signature workshops. He and colleagues from around the world have invested years learning about and honing in on the ways that grassroots organizations activate their strengths to create sustainable sources of support for their futures. This is our real power.

Gallery Self-Guided Tour
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Location: Remai Modern 
Pre-Registered Delegates Only

plan your visitA self-guided tour of the Remai Modern will be offered on Saturday, October 19 (11am-12:30pm) for those registered as full delegates. Please meet in the Saskatoon Inn Lobby at 10:45am to catch the bus. A buffet lunch at the Remai Modern, Riverview Room will follow at 12:30pm and following lunch delegates will be transported to the Broadway Theatre for Showcase #2. Please note if you are not planning to attend Showcase #2 please use your own transportation. 

You must be pre-registered to attend this tour. If you are not attending Showcase as a full delegate you may register and join the tour through the online registration. Cost is $40/person (this includes transportation, tour and lunch). 

Self-Guided Tour - There will be 1 exhibition facilitator in the Collections Gallery on the 2nd Floor, 1 Exhibition Facilitator on the 3rd Floor Floating between the three galleries + an additional facilitator on the third floor (3 in total).

Coat racks will be available on the second floor near the Collections Gallery. 

Performing Arts Exchange

Date: Sunday, October 20
Time: 9:15am-11:15am
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Ballroom B

OSAC delegates are given the opportunity to hear more about artists available to tour and make preliminary selections for the 2020/2021 season. Information on the 2020/2021 OSAC's School Tours will also be presented. OSAC Members Only. 

Visual Arts Exchange
Date: Sunday, October 20
Time: 9:15am-11:15am
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Manitoba Room 

Discussion will include programming ideas for touring exhibitions, tour training, and program grant opportunities, as well as providing participants a forum to raise any concerns and share success stories. OSAC Members Only 

Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Sunday, October 20
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Saskatoon Inn, British Columbia Room 

All OSAC Board Members please plan to attend this quick meeting to wrap up the Showcase weekend. 

Welcome Reception
Date: Friday, October 18
Time: 4:15pm-5pm
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Garden Cafe

Join us as we welcome you to Showcase and learn about what you can expect from the weekend. Cash Bar Available
Sponsored by SASKATOON INN

Hospitality Hour
Date: Friday, October 18
Saskatoon Inn, Garden Cafe Lounge

Finish up your first day of Showcase with some socializing and a nightcap. 
Sponsored by BCTC

OSAC Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 8am-9:30am
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Ballroom B

If you are a member of OSAC please attend the Annual General Meeting held over breakfast on Saturday morning. 
Sponsored by SASKTEL
Evening Banquet
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 5:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Ballroom B

OSAC will be pleased to honour some new Life Members at this banquet. Thank you Saskatoon Inn for hosting a delicious meal for the evening. 
Sponsored by SASKMUSIC 

Closing Party 

Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 11:30pm-1:30am
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Ballroom C

Bring your best singing voice for Karaoke fun at the Closing Party. 

Silent Auction
Date: October 19
Time: 3pm-11:00pm
Location: Saskatoon Inn, Ballroom A

Get yourself ready because we have a great line up of art and gifts from Saskatchewan and beyond. Treat yourself or find a great gift for someone else. The Silent Auction will be open at various times throughout the weekend and close at 11pm on Saturday. 

Bingo Card
Date: October 19
Time: 9am-11pm
Location: Saskatoon Inn
Sponsored by OSAC 

Grab your Bingo Card that can be found in your Showcase Program Guide. Play a game of Bingo for a chance to win a free registration to Showcase. Once you have completed the FULL CARD please drop in the gold draw barrel in Ballroom B, Saskatoon Inn by Sunday, October 20th 9am. There are two chances to win. Must be in attendance to win and only one entry per person.

RULES: Answer the questions or sign as indicated each of the squares on the Bingo Card. Each box must be completed to enter. Even if a person can fulfill the requirement of more than one box, they can only sign their name once.

WINNER: Two names will be announced on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the start of breakfast



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