To Partner or Not to Partner—That Is the Question!

Wednesday, October 20, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Organized by Russell Kelley, head, music section, Canada Council for the Arts; Douglas Riske, executive director, Manitoba Arts Council.

This session will be an interactive conversation about partnerships in the grantmaking world: collaborations that work and why, those that don't work and why. Participants will be asked to come prepared with their own examples for discussion and debate and to consider: What is the real value of a partnership? How much does it actually cost in time, energy, and money? What do we need to do to make it work (or how do we get out of a bad relationship)? What are the common interests necessary to bring together partners that might profit from a relationship? How do you negotiate the relationships, the terms and conditions, the expected outcomes? Participants will come away with not just one but many answers.