Leadership, Innovation, Networking, Knowledge (LINK) Artist Programs

Workshop Series

We are excited to announce our new virtual Workshop Series, which is free and available to all our artist members. Join us for workshops exploring professional development topics for artists, each geared towards helping you develop your portfolio skill-set.

Upcoming workshop: “Looking Legit: How to use social media to your artistic benefit”

Social media can feel like a necessary evil for a musician, but during a global pandemic, it can be our most important tool to stay connected. This workshop, facilitated by Leah Johns (Lenny’s Studio, Opera Shenanigans), will help musicians discover how to present themselves online in a professional and authentic way, as well as, provide some tips on how to use social media to our advantage through networking and engagement.

Click here to register
(Access code available to all Artist Members. Register for Artist Membership here)

RBC Future Launch Artist Fellowship

The Fellowship has identified sixteen exceptional Canadian emerging artists from all disciplines of opera to participate in a year-long skill development and leadership training program. The program is intended for students at any level and freelance artists who are at the onset of their professional careers, and will include consultations, mentorship, and professional workshops. Designed to give a voice and agency to the next generation of artists, the Fellowship provides a platform for discovery and skill development. The Emerging Artist Fellowship forges a new path for artists in Canada to realize their full potential both in their artistic field and outside of it.

Click here to meet our 2020-2021 RBC Future Launch Artist Fellows.

RBC Future Launch Mentorship Program

We are excited to welcome sixteen exceptional portfolio artists from across Canada from all facets of opera. This diverse group will support the Emerging Artist Fellows through one-on-one mentorship focusing on professional skills development, personal growth, and through fostering community and sharing ideas.

Click here to meet our 2020-2021 RBC Future Launch Artist Fellows.


The LINK Programs (Leadership, Innovation, Networking, Knowledge) is a new series of programs designed to help artists at all stages develop professional skills and empower them to feel more confident pursuing multifaceted careers. Designed by and for the needs of artists, LINK is developed and run by Portfolio Artist and soprano Jaclyn Grossman. Grossman recently graduated from McGill University with a Master’s in Opera and Voice and is the Founder of The Phoenix Leadership Project. Developed to help address the growing loss of work Canadian artists are now facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LINK’s goal is to provide individuals with professional skills and confidence pursuing any opportunity that interests them, thus opening doors to alternate paying work opportunities outside of their artistic fields.