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Online Coaching

Members receive discounts on Creative Manitoba courses, classes and workshops.

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Online Coaching
 February 15, 2021 - March 31, 2021
 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Are you an artist looking to enhance and advance skills? Need some direction from experts on how to develop your practice? We’ve gathered experienced professionals from various fields to help you out with Marketing and Social Media, Grant Writing, Website Development, Taxes, Songwriting, Resumes, Visual Art, and more!

Possessing a nuanced understanding of their respective fields, our coaches are able to direct you towards the right career path and equip you with the tools to succeed and prosper.

Available exclusively to Creative Manitoba members, the Online Coaching program will provide access to personalized one-on-one coaching with arts professionals. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced artists are all welcome!

From February 15 – March 31, we are offering 3 FREE 1-hr coaching sessions for the first 75 members who sign up.

Not a member? Become one today! We have affordable individual memberships from $15-25.

Upon booking a session with a coach, you can leave a short intro message describing the type of guidance you’re looking for and can add links to work for them to review prior to your session together. Preparing a bullet list of talking points and questions is also a great way to ensure you get all the answers you need.


Terms and conditions

  1. The program is only available to Creative Manitoba Members
  2. The program is open to the first 75 participants, each participant will receive 3 sessions.
  3. All sessions must take place online through the Creative Manitoba Mentorly online portal, instructions will follow after registration.
  4. All three sessions must be completed by March 31.


Full bios are available on the Creative Manitoba Mentorly Portal

Arts Business

Jen Doerksen
Areas of Expertise: Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Social Media Strategy, Content Management, Website and SEO, Digital layout and Publishing, Journalism, Multimedia Storytelling, Brand Development, Photography, Videography.
Albert McLeod
Indigenous Cultural Facilitation
Areas of Expertise: Beadwork, Women’s Pow Wow Regalia, Moccasins, Indigenous Cultural Training, Managing social media platforms, Two-Spirit/Indigenous LGBTQ education
Melannie Monoceros
Interdisciplinary Art
Areas of Expertise: Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Textile Making, Embroidery, Quilting, Filmmaking & Editing, Facilitation, Grant Writing, Copy Editing
Bev Pike
Mentor in the Arts
Areas of Expertise:  Grant Writing, Editing, Proposal Compiling, Analyzing Funder Requirements, Network Building, Strategizing of Budgets and Project Phases. Public Art, Sculpture, Photography, New Media Art, Printmaking, Installation Art, Drawing, Painting
Heidi Hunter 
Creative Business Coach
Areas of Expertise: Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Graphic Design, Brand Development, Business Planning, Key Note Speaker, Creative Empowerment Support for Artists, Visual Journaling
Don Betts
Website Design
Areas of expertise: Web Design, UX Design


Jordan Miller
Artist and Art Consulting
Areas of Expertise: Art Critiques, Portfolio Development, Artist Statements, Artist Bios, Artist Cvs, Gallery Submissions, Pricing Your Art, Starting your Artist Career, Marketing Yourself as an Artist


Jonathan Le
Project Management and Collaboration
Areas of Expertise: Collaboration and Workflows, Proposal Preperation, Project Management, Post-Production (Video & Motion Graphics)
Melissa Novecosky
Arts Administration
Areas of Expertise: Theater, Organization, Leadership, Team Management, Arts Administration, Events Management, Fundraising, Planning.


Cori Jaye Ettienne
Art Services
Areas of Expertise: Visual Art, Acrylic Painting, Career Guidance, Online Sales, Social Media, Building Websites, E-Marketing, Presentations and Public Speaking


Jan Skene
Working as a Professional Actor
Areas of Expertise: Finances for Artists, Self-employed Business Considerations, Understanding CAEA and ACTRA.



Jean-Guy Talbot
Artist Taxes
Areas of expertise: Tax Preparation, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Team Management



Digital Media and Technology and Arts Integration

Andrian Cheater
Video Game Development and Technology Integration
Areas of Expertise: Wearable Tech, Computer Programming, Game Design, Software Developer, Installation Art, Software Art
Helga Jakobson
Multimedia Arts
Areas of Expertise: Grant writing, Project Management, New Media, 3D printing, Sculpture, Mold Making, Fibre Art
Rylaan Gimby
Multimedia Production
Areas of Expertise: Film, Television, Camera, Lighting, Post Production, Animation, Video Design, Virtual Production, Digital Design Effects, Live Video Production.


Erika Lincoln
Electronic Media Art
Areas of Expertise: Sculpture,New Media Art,Installation Art,Software Art


Michael Lucenkiw
Interdisciplinary Arts
Areas of Expertise:  Interactive Electronics, Installation Art, Electronic Prototyping,  3D Modeling, Data Collection and Mapping,  Adobe Suite


Brenda Frisk
Technology and Business
Areas of Expertise:  Grant Writing, Portfolios, Market Strategies, Change & Risk Management, VR & AR, UX Design



Erica Daniels
Areas of Expertise: Film, Radio, Directing, Producing, Camera, Lighting, Post Production, Production Management



Hugh Conacher
Lighting and Video Design, Photography
Areas of Expertise: Theatre, Lighting, Lighting Design, Video Design, Set Design, Production Management, Technical Direction
Joseph Sevillo
Musical Theatre
Areas of Expertise: Musical Theatre, Singing, Dancing, Acting. Audition & Performance Coach, Choreography, Musical Theatre Business.


Stephanie Sy
Areas of expertise: Acting, Zoom Auditions, Make-up/Hair/Costume Consultation, Story/Character Discussion


Hazel Venzon
Theatre and Performance
Areas of Expertise: Acting, Theatre, Directing, Producing, Scriptwriting, Storytelling, Grant Writing, Artistic Support.


Andrea von Wichert
Creative Coach
Areas of Expertise: Acting, Film, Theater, Television, Directing, Producing, Casting, Art Department, Scriptwriting, Production Management
Rick Chafe
Playwright and Screenwriter
Areas of expertise: Film, Theatre, Scriptwriting




Issa Kixen
Stand- Up Comedy and Writing
Areas of Expertise: Comedy, Improvisation, Drag, Podcasting, Public Speaking.


Chad Anderson
Stand-Up Comedy
Areas of Expertise: Stand-Up Comedy, Comedy Writing



Dean Jenkinson
Standup Comedy
Areas of Expertise: Standup Comedy, Comedy Writing


Stefanie Blondal Johnson
Music and Songwriting

Areas of expertise: Singing, Songwriting, Music Business, Social Media, Branding


Anthony Sannie

Areas of expertise: Music, Songwriting, Song arrangement, Music Business, Grants


Gil Carroll
Music Business

Areas of expertise: Songwriting, Promotion, Booking, Album Cycles, Curation, Artist Development


















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Online Coaching
 February 15, 2021 - March 31, 2021
 8:00 am - 10:00 pm


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Cancellation policy

Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.

It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone to participate and share in - regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or cultural differences. We ask that you please be welcoming and respectful of world views that differ from your own.

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