New Features on the Presenter's Toolkit

March 27, 2013 - RIDEAU and CAPACOA are pleased to announce that consultants may now post their profile on the Presenter's Toolkit, the performing arts presenters' virtual toolkit.

This new feature was added to the Presenter's Toolkit as part of the Presenters Capacity Building Program. Consultants may now promote their services on the Toolkit, and they may also post a variety of other professional development resources, such as publications and videos. Below are a series of tips for consultants on how to make the most of the Presenter's Toolkit.

Performing arts organizations who cannot find the consultant they are looking for on the Presenter's Toolkit may also consult other directories, such as Arts Consultant and Culture Consultants. Both of these websites also offer tips and services to design and post Requests for Proposals.

RIDEAU and CAPACOA would like to acknowledge the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage towards the Presenter's Toolkit and the Presenters Capacity Building Program.

About the Presenter's Toolkit

The Presenter's Toolkit is part of a Canada-wide initiative to bolster the training and professional development of performing arts presenters and of cultural workers within the presenting field.

The Presenter's Toolkit is

  • a database of skills development resources for presenters
  • best practices and innovative approaches recommended by presenters
  • a wealth of audience development tips and tricks of the trade
  • a virtual library to optimize professional activities
  • a calendar of professional development and networking events
The performing arts presenter's virtual toolkit

The Presenter's Toolkit is a joint initiative of CAPACOA, RIDEAU, and the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française.

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Information and tips for consultants

  • The Presenter's Toolkit is free. You only need to open a user account to start posting resources.
  • It is not possible to classify your "consultant" resource under more than three subject categories. However, once your resource is created, you may list all your areas of expertise into your detailed description.
  • The "consultant" resource type is intended exclusively to feature professional advice services. If you also provide services as speaker or training facilitator, you may create additional "third-party proposal" resources.
  • Don't restrict yourself to posting your own resources. You may also recommend "publications," "training videos," and "curriculum-based e-learning" by other service providers. You may credit them by using a feature that allows you to list another organization as the resource owner. Each time you do so, your own contact information will also appear on the resource.
  • Please note that all contact information in your user account (phone, email, website) will automatically be populated in any resource you create. It is therefore not necessary to provide this information over again in each resource form.
  • Consider other ways to raise your profile within the performing arts industry.



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