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Meet the Board: Pamela Grundy

Pamela Grundy | SAM Board Director Pamela Grundy is an arts and culture worker with a career spanning decades, provinces, and disciplines – including as a dancer, director, curator, fundraiser, and consultant. She was for 30 years an artist with the legendary Danny Grossman Dance Company including many years as Co-Artistic Director. She is a

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Meet the Board: Martine Durier-Copp

Martine Durier-Copp | SAM Board Chair Dr. Martine Durier-Copp is multi-lingual academic administrator currently serving as the Acting Vice President, Academic and Research at NSCAD University. She also serves as a member of the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council. Martine is a passionate arts champion and practitioner. She is the Artistic Director of Flamenco en Rouge (a

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#SAMspotlight on Kinetic Studio

#SAMspotlight on Kinetic Studio #SAMSPOTLIGHT #THESAMBLOG This episode of the #SAMspotlight series features Liliona Quarmyne, the Artistic Director of Kinetic Studio, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and presentation of contemporary dance. Liliona shares with us how Kinetic strives to adapt to the needs of dance artists – especially during a global pandemic

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What comes first when I’m starting a business plan?

What comes first when I start planning for my business? #Businessplanningbasics #thesamblog So you’ve decided to kick your dream up a notch and start working on a business plan. You open the blank document, your fingers are on the keyboard… now what?   Here’s what SAM has to say:   Start with figuring out your revenue sources…

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Tips for Successful Grant Writing: Part 2

Tips for Successful Grant Writing: Part 2 #grantwritingbasics #thesamblog And we are back for part 2 of our grant writing tips (did you miss part 1? Read it here!)! These general tips were collected from our team of expert consultants, so that you can write a great grant proposal and get the results you need.   Ask for the

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