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Cultural Human Resources Council

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues.

CHRC publishes HR Tools and competency charts, produces career development tools such as The Art of Managing Your Career, manages Internship Programs, develop course contents, commissions research and maintains a job board.

Link: www.culturalhrc.ca

 

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The Art of Managing Your Career

The Art of Managing Your Career was developed by artists and cultural workers to provide emerging self-employed artists and cultural workers with pertinent and practical information to better manage their careers.

This Cultural Human Resources Council guide is the most exhaustive of its kind. It provides a wealth of information on marketing, project management, legal and financial issues. It also includes a Music and Sound Recording discipline enhancement document.

Link: The Art of Managing Your Career

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Working for a Non-Profit Board: Tips and Tools for Cultural Managers

The HR tool Working for a Non-Profit Board offers helpful tips and useful resources to bring new perspectives and approaches to Cultural Managers. These tips and tools are applicable in many contexts. Some managers with extensive experience in the sector or those who work for large and very complex organizations may find the extensive bibliography a useful resource. Less experienced managers may wish to use this toolkit to address one challenge at a time.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Context
    • The Roles of a Non-Profit Board
    • Governance versus Management
  • It’s all about the relationship
    • Underlying Principles for Positive Relationships
    • Importance of the Board – Manager Relationship
  • Challenges and strategies
    • Clarify Roles
    • The Two-Person Management Team
    • Leaders and Followers: Finding the Balance
    • Trust and Respect
    • Communication
    • Disagreements and Outright Conflict
    • Board and ED/GM Performance Evaluation
    • Board Composition and Succession
    • Growth and Change
    • Effective Board Basics
  • Appendices

Link: Working for a Non-Profit Board: Tips and Tools for Cultural Managers

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Learning and Networking

Learning and Networking

The Cultural Human Resources Council has announced dates and key speakers for its 2012 National HR Forum, designed to “build bridges” between cultural leaders, educators and trainers – September 26 and 27 in Toronto. To learn more, please visit culturalhrc.ca.

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What are you reading?

What are you reading?

The Cultural Human Resources Council has just released Culture 3.0, a study on the impact of emerging digital technologies on human resources in the cultural sector. An executive summary and recommendations are available on the CHRC’s website at culturalhrc.ca.
The report identifies and analyses the impact of emerging digital technologies on human resources from the perspectives of both employers and workers across the cultural sector. The report provides five cross-sector recommendations and twenty-eight sub-sector specific recommendations drawn from one hundred and forty individual interviews, four focus groups, an interactive forum, and a round table that included participants from both the cultural and education sectors. We’ll be reading this with great interest!

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Government Funding News – Cuts and Otherwise

Government Funding News – Cuts and Otherwise

The Cultural Human Resources Council, a national sector council established in 1995 to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers in the arts, culture and heritage sectors, has recently learned that its core federal funding will be eliminated as of March 31, 2013. CHRC is not the only sector council affected in this way: the program through which it has received core funding will be eliminated as part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing Strategic Review process.

According to a communiqué issued by CHRC, the “Board of Directors and staff are actively working on the development of a Legacy Strategy to ensure that the wealth of studies, products and learning tools developed by CHRC since its inception in 1995 continues to be used after March 2013 for the benefit of Canadian cultural workers and employers.

“We want to ensure that the Council’s highly regarded and valuable learning tools and resources are available to the cultural sector beyond 2013,” said Executive Director Susan Annis. “We are looking forward to the establishment of partnerships with key stakeholders over the next 18 months who can be custodians of CHRC’s legacy and ensure that our resources keep on serving the interests of the cultural sector.”

Meanwhile, in British Columbia, artists and arts organizations were relieved to learn that Premier Christy Clark has lived up to her leadership campaign promise, and has maintained the province’s allocation to the BC Arts Council for the 2011-12 fiscal year at $16.8 million. Meanwhile, the Province has announced a consultation on the use of provincial gaming funds, something that arts advocates are hoping could be a first step to restoring arts organizations’ eligibility for gaming funds. The Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture estimates the loss to the sector since 2009 of approximately $11 million in gaming funds.

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What are you reading?

What are you reading?

The Cultural Human Resources Council has recently launched an interactive on-line forum on the impact of emerging digital technologies on the cultural sector – and every week, they’ve invited a different thought leader from the Canadian cultural field to muse aloud about what the digital tsunami might mean to their world and their artistic practice. Recent guests have included Sara Diamond, Tom Perlmutter, Lucille Demers and Louise Boucher – and many more are coming. You can read – and join the discussion – here.

Technology ithe Arts at Carnegie Mellon University has just released the results of a survey regarding technology adoption and implementation in the arts and cultural field. They asked arts managers to provide baseline information as well as a self-assessment of the role of technology in their organizations. Respondents shared information about where they are now, which technologies they hope to adopt in the coming year, and how they find the resources they need to implement and maintain technology. Some of the findings are pretty obvious – and others are downright interesting. You can read the study on-line, here.

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What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

The Cultural Human Resources Council has recently released a study entitled  Employment Insurance Special Benefits for Self-Employed People: The Impact on Artists and Cultural Workers

Self-employed Canadians are able to enroll in the Employment Insurance program and become eligible to receive these EI special benefits effective January 1, 2011: Maternity Benefits, Parental Benefits, Compassionate Care Benefits and Sickness Benefits. This report examines this new program to determine its relevance for the cultural community and the likelihood that freelance artists and other cultural workers will enroll.

To download the PDF version of the study, please click here.

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Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

The Cultural Human Resources Council‘s Youth Internship Program (YIP) seeks internship proposals from cultural institutions and organisations willing to invest time and money in the development of their cultural sector’s workforce, under the Building Careers in Heritage programme sponsored by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Career Focus sponsored by the Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

Building Careers in Heritage
Deadline: February 1st, 2010
Number of internships available: 25 (approximately)
Project length: Minimum 4 months; maximum 12 months
Employer contribution: Employers must contribute to the costs of the project in cash and in kind. Maximum contribution from the CHRC is $10,000.
You can link to the CHRC’s application form here.

Career Focus
Deadline: February 8th, 2010
Project length: Minimum 4 months; maximum 12 months
Employer contribution: Employers must contribute $2 in cash for every dollar contributed by CHRC. The total of CHRC’s funding and the host organization’s contribution must go towards the gross salary of the intern and the Mandatory Employment Related Costs. CHRC’s maximum contribution is $10,000
You can link to the application form here.

For more information on either program, please contact Genevieve Guilmette, by email at gguilmette@culturalhrc.ca or by phone at 613-562-1535 ext.28.

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What are you reading?

What are you reading?

The Cultural Human Resources Council has just released a report entitled The Effect of the Global Economic Recession on Canada’s Creative Economy in 2009, a report prepared by The Conference Board of Canada that measures the impact of the current recession on the cultural sector.  The report is broad-ranging, covering both the cultural industries and the not for profit sector – and we dare say few of its findings will come as a surprise to the people most closely involved with Canadian orchestras.  Nonetheless, it’s a solidly presented piece of research, and well worth your review.

You can find the report – the first in a series of three reports that the Conference Board is working on for CHRC – on CHRC’s website here.

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