The Savvy Sessions are free professional development workshops for Performing Artists aimed at enhancing the skills needed to successfully navigate a career in the arts. With a focus on Dance, Music, and Theatre, these workshops are open to all performing artists.

Upcoming Workshops:

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Our Workshop Leaders

    June Park

    Grant Writing Essentials
    Build Your Own Website
    Grant Writing and Social Media

    June is an arts consultant, writer and cultural connector based in Montreal. She has worked in for several arts organizations including Youtheatre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal. She sat on the Executive Board of the Quebec Drama Federation and was Director of Marketing for Opera Ontario/Opera Hamilton, and Development Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum. She continues to work with various groups committed to increasing the visibility and integration of culturally diverse artists from all disciplines. She is currently finishing a manuscript while working as a freelance grant writer, agent, and arts administrator.

    Denis Martin

    Voice Recording Techniques and Tips

    Denis Martin is a researcher, instructor, audio engineer, and producer with diverse interests and expertise. Denis is a PhD candidate and course instructor at McGill University where he studies ear training techniques. He also holds a M.Mus in Sound Recording from McGill and a B.Mus in Percussion Performance from Acadia University. Denis specializes in the recording and production of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, classical, and world music. Alongside recording music, he also films music, with a particular interest in the production of live performance videos. To date, Denis has worked at several recording studios and has produced over 75 commercial music recordings.

      Mariam Assaf

      Touring & Showcasing

      Mariam Assaf has been working in the arts, mostly in music, since 2008. She has worked for festivals, associations promoting local talent, managed bands, organized countless concerts and events, and coordinated tours for both local and international artists. 

      Mariam is currently managing the music segment of ELAN’s Performing Arts Market Access project for Quebec’s OLMC artists.

      Partners & Sponsors

      The Savvy Sessions are made possible with the support of:


      We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

      Accessibility is important to us.

      Thanks to the support we receive from Canada Council for the Arts, Savvy Session workshops are now free!

      Without the support of Canada Council for the Arts, each Savvy Session workshop would cost anywhere between $80.00 to $250.00 per participant.

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