A twinning activity involving professionals from the business and arts communities designed to recruit new members to the Board of Directors of artistic organizations.
An initiative of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Ernst & Young, McCarthy Tétrault, and Scotiabank.
To systematically add three Board members from the project’s business partners. Wherever possible, communications experts will also join in the initiative.
During a networking event organized by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, young professionals recruited by their company’s mentor will meet with seven or eight artistic organizations. Through a game of flash encounters, the business professionals and arts organizations will each establish an order of preference, after which the twinnings will be announced. The adventure then begins as the new recruits join the Board of Directors of their chosen organization. Why join a Board?
Would your company like to encourage its young employees to get involved in volunteer activities? The first step is to designate a mentor. The Conseil des arts de Montréal would then be pleased to meet you to arrange for your employees to take part in the networking event.
For more details, contact the Conseil’s Arts-Business Project Manager Natalie Chapdelaine (firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-280-3428).
In January 2011, three mentors (Jacques Dostie – Ernst & Young, Eric Gosselin – McCarthy Tétrault and Guy Berthiaume – Scotiabank) recruited young professionals from their firms to join the Board of Directors of an artistic organization. The project was launched after Jacques Dostie and the Executive Director of Espace GO, Ginette Noiseux, made a simple observation: young artistic companies need new blood on their Boards and young business professionals need volunteering experience to develop their networks, leadership qualities and civic duties. Whence the idea of this mentor-guided twinning project.
To find out which artistic organizations took part in previous editions, visit the website of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.