AMPIA is pleased to announce two new pilot programs that will assist members to strengthen their businesses and increase their access to markets. Thanks to new funding made available from the Government of Alberta, AMPIA is pleased to be able to offer a new ‘Mentorship’ program, as well as an ‘Access to Markets’ program.
The AMPIA Mentorship Program will give successful AMPIA member applicants up to $4000 to cover the cost of hiring a trainee for up to 16 weeks. Member companies will be responsible for matching these funds. Training must take place between December 1 and June 30, 2017. Four mentorships will be awarded in total.
The AMPIA Market Access Program will award up to $2000 per successful applicant to offset the costs of attending a major Market or Festival. Applicants can apply during two separate intake periods: December 1 – 15, 2016 and March 15 – 31, 2017. A maximum of four Market Access grants will be awarded in each intake period.
For further information, please contact AMPIA Program Manager Colette Switzer at: firstname.lastname@example.org.