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Festival and Events Development Opportunities

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism (GMIST) is offering upcoming training opportunities for festival and event professionals in Atlantic Canada. Sessions will explore festival and event development, marketing, fundraising and more. 

Festivals & Events Bootcamp

March 28 & 29 | Moncton, NB

Join GMIST for a two day in-person Festivals and Events Bootcamp at the Four Points Sheraton in Moncton. This session, facilitated by Louise Jackson, will cover a range of topics related to festivals and events, including: event development, fundraising and sponsorship, volunteer support and engagement and marketing and communications. 

Applications for the program are open until Friday, March 10.

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Festivals & Events Webinars

Fundraising Technologies for Your Event

Thursday, February 2 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This webinar will feature two technology companies who are offering some unique options for fundraising.  Simon Cusack will talk about how Rafflebox Technologies can help you to raise funds for your event using online and in-person raffles and Mark Jordan will share information about tiptap, a cash-free fundraising and payment solution for charities, non-profits and other sectors that have been hurt by the continued disappearance of cash.

How to Engage Your Audience Year-Round

Thursday, March 23 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

When your event happens once or a few times per year, it can be a challenge to keep your audience engaged and interested.  Join Marnie Lapierre, a seasoned festivals and events professional, in a discussion about ideas and strategies to keep in touch with your guests and keep the momentum going year-round. 

Register for One or Both Webinars