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Congratulations to our Business Manager, David Adair

"The GBS Board of Directors wishes to congratulate GBS Manager, David Adair, on his outstanding accomplishment on receiving a national bursary” says Georgian Bay Symphony Board Chair Nancy MacDonald. Adair was awarded one of 16 national bursaries, out of almost 200 applicants, to participate in Artsboost’s Digital Marketing & Fundraising course. The course is designed to give arts managers the skills necessary to survive and thrive during Covid and be prepared for the arts landscape post-Covid. Artsboost is a consortium of national professional arts organizations including: Canadian Dance Assembly, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Canadian Association for the Performing Arts, Association for Opera in Canada, and Orchestras Canada

“I’m looking forward to interacting with other professional arts managers from across the country, to see how they are dealing with the upheaval we are all in” said Adair. “As everything from meeting and concerts and even to book clubs are going digital it is important for the Symphony to keep up with all these changes. The course will give me the opportunity to refresh some skills and to learn new ones, to not only help the orchestra to survive but be ready for a post-Covid world.”

“David has participated in many workshops and webinars over the years that he has managed the GBS. He has used his breadth of knowledge in the Ontario arts field to help the Symphony to its current and ongoing success," added GBS Chair MacDonald.

Digital Marketing & Fundraising is an 8 week course including weekly Zoom instruction and assignments. A variety of digital topics will be explored including, web optimization, Google analytics, social media, email and more.


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