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ArtsBoost offers modern skills development for the arts through online learning at your own pace.

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Explore courses designed for working in the arts, delivered by experts from across the sector and beyond.

Your Instructors

ArtsBoost instructors are experts in their fields and bring knowledge from within and outside of the arts sector.

Stephen Bell

Instructor – Toronto, ON

Founder and Creative Director of the film and web design studio, Coffeeshop Film & Creative, Stephen Bell is a UX/UI Designer and Director of Photography based in Toronto, Ontario. Upon studying at the Ontario College of Design, Stephen and a team of a designers and creatives founded Coffeeshop Film & Creative which quickly grew into a leading Toronto media studio with over 100 clients in industries ranging from the arts to construction and finance. With an approach to minimalist and clean design, Stephen has created over 75 custom desktop and mobile web and web app builds, while receiving recognition and award honours.

Stephen is also an accomplished operatic tenor, and was a member of the Calgary Opera Young Artist Program, he has performed with companies across Canada, US and Europe. Stephen has performed with the Canadian Opera Company in over 85 productions as a member of the chorus, small roles and understudies.

Tim Crouch

Instructor – Toronto, ON

My name is Tim Crouch, and I’ll be your instructor and guide throughout this surveying course. I have a background in the performing arts, having received my Bachelors and Masters of Music in Flute performance. Rather than entering a career path of performance, however, early on I discovered that my true passion lies in arts administration, and increasing the accessibility of arts and culture in Canada. I’ve held senior-level marketing positions at Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir and Soundstreams, and have now moved into general management. I have been on the Board for Musicworks Magazine and Guild Festival Theatre, and have sat on various committees, including the Juno Awards Classical Nominations Committee, the Orchestras Canada Digital Committee, and the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council Communications Committee. Learn more or contact Tim on LinkedIn.

Tim Dolan

Instructor – Toronto, ON

Tim Dolan is the founder of Kickframe, a digital consulting and training company. Tim has over 20 years of international experience helping organizations to navigate strategic opportunities relating to digital media, data, and technology. Over his career, Tim has provided digital consulting and training services to organizations including Four Seasons, BMW, Nike, Walmart, Vodafone, Virgin, WWF, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Tim Dolan, MBA is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), Certified Training Practitioner (CTP), Certified Agile Marketer (ICP-MKG) and former instructor for the CMA Digital Marketing Certificate Course. He is also the instructor of the ArtsBoost Digital Marketing & Fundraising for the Arts course.

Michelle Yeung

Instructor – Toronto, ON

Michelle Yeung has 20 years of experience in working in the arts, a successful track record in arts management with a commitment to volunteerism and a culture of philanthropy. She has been a professional  fundraiser for 15 years and is also a Certified Fundraising Executive. Her career includes working at such organizations as The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto Arts Foundation, Tafelmusik, and Factory Theatre, to name a few.  She has also served on boards including Prologue Performing Arts, Mass Culture and Cahoots Theatre Company. Learn more or contact Michelle on LinkedIn.

Blanche Israël

Instructor – Halifax, NS

Blanche Israël is a multilingual Canadian performing arts consultant, cellist, and the founder of proScenium Services. After studying cello in Montreal for nearly two decades, Blanche graduated from the Arts Management Specialist program at the University of Toronto in 2014, where she later returned as a sessional instructor. During the pandemic, Blanche launched Streamium, a virtual performance support service for Canadian artists and arts organizations. She also has experience in front of the camera – as a cellist with JUNO Award-winning Indigenous tenor and composer Jeremy Dutcher.

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What Learners
Are Saying

Hundreds of arts professionals from across Canada have taken ArtsBoost courses to grow their skills through online learning. This is what they have to say.

  • Essential training for all Artistic Leaders who are feeling the pressure to elevate their organisation’s digital presence and cut through the noise!
  • A great short course to update your skills in digital marketing. As times and technologies change, it’s important to stay informed and challenged.
  • You will enjoy this class!
  • Fabulous course! Would highly recommend to Performing Arts industry professionals!
  • The course is incredibly valuable with putting marketing and fundraising tactics into real-world practice.
  • I’m really glad I took this course. It gave me an opportunity to learn about digital marketing topics I wasn’t familiar with.

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The Arts Firm is developing ArtsBoost courses in response to the diverse needs of today’s artists, arts administrators and creative industry professionals. Connect with us to see how we can help.


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