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Conversation Corner - The Arts as an Economic Engine, with Cate Proctor

  • 30 Jul 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online


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The Arts as an Economic Engine, with Cate Proctor

We are pleased to welcome Cate Proctor, author of "Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity" (2020), to share her expertise on arts-based community development. Cate has a broad range of experience and education in this area and is passionate about sharing her knowledge. Topics covered will include: 

  • How the arts can intersect with and influence your business and your community. 
  • Beyond sponsorship - building relationships with the arts community.
  • Drivers that bring artists to your area.

Whether you are an artist, business owner, or interested in learning more about the arts ecosystem - everyone is welcome to attend.Cate Proctor is a native of Mermaid, Prince Edward Island, and Founder and Principal of Proctor Shift Consulting, an arts-sector-focused, evidence-based practice. Working more than 20 years in senior arts administration, creative industries, and consulting roles, she has influenced creative cultural sector development at macro and micro levels. Her business expertise includes strategic planning, public relations, communications, research, public presentations, theatre operations, festival management, and building multi-sector partnerships. Her work has advanced business development, community-building, audience engagement and non-profit operational management successfully guiding venue and event operations, ultimately advancing financial stability. In 2017, Cate was awarded a Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Pin by Ottawa-Vanier MP Mona Fortier for her contribution to Arts and Culture. Cate holds an Executive Master of Business Administration, a Certified International Trade Professional certificate, and post-secondary diplomas for marketing and audio production. She combines both academic and consultant-driven research findings into her first book publication to assist arts administrators and community builders in their public relations, partnership and advocacy roles. Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity was published in 2020. Additional information is available on Cate's LinkedIn profile or at

NOTE: Registration is required to attend. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you via email once you complete your online registration form. Cate is in Ottawa and will be presenting virtually. If you would like to participate in this session from the Rural Women's Business Centre in Central Bedeque, you are welcome to do so. Please bring your own laptop.Conversation Corner began as a small gathering around the kitchen table at our Rural Women's Business Centre in Central Bedeque in November 2019 and continues as an informal and informative platform for women in business to learn and share. Do you have a business or workplace topic on your mind that you would like to discuss? Do you have a story to share? If you would like to be a guest on a future edition of Conversation Corner, please connect with Shelley Jessop at

CONVERSATION CORNER is made possible thanks to support from our presenting partner: