Youth Initiatives

After School Leaders – Arts Entrepreneurs

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Are you a creative looking to take your work to the next level? Are you thinking about gaining skills to make you more employable? Join RRC Polytech’s Arts Entrepreneurship online program!

This program will focus on the tools needed for getting clients, getting hired or getting accepted to the school of your choice. Each student will receive guidance from an industry professional in their desired field. The program will be delivered using Microsoft Teams in full group, small group and individual sessions.

Winnipeg-based creative and RRC Polytech alumnus Shae Tuomi will work with you to get your work out there and noticed and be better positioned for exciting side gig opportunities.

Classes generally run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with some time on Mondays and Fridays.

Topics and Deliverables

You will learn how be a freelance (gig economy) worker, covering topics such as:

  • Content development and improvement through industry professional mentoring
  • Portfolio development
  • Freelance / small business management
  • Communicating for business
  • Social media marketing and networking

By the end of this program, you will have:

  • A portfolio
  • A personal brand
  • Professional social media
  • A website

Creative Media

All creative media are welcome, including:

  • Illustration (traditional and digital)
  • 3D modeling / sculpting
  • Animation (2D and 3D)
  • Graphic design
  • UI /UX design
  • Photography
  • Creative writing
  • Crafting (sewing, knitting, pottery, etc.)


Registration is closed at this time. Sign up to be notified about upcoming opportunities for kids and teens.


If you have questions about the program, contact us.

Additional Youth Programming

RRC Polytech also offers other programming for kids and teens. See the list of Youth Initiatives.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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