April 6, 2021 1:00pm – 3:00pm MST (3-5pm ET)

 Financial health - a top concern for the arts community right now.

The Dancer Transition Resource Centre ( and Calgary Arts Development ( are co-hosting an online workshop via zoom to help you manage your personal and business finances more effectively.

Topics for discussion include: Reconsidering our relationship with money; how to plan and manage cash flow – especially when we get grants; how to determine expenses and balance them with expected income; how to pay off debt for the last time, and looking at systems to pay yourself a fixed 'salary' in the future. 

Melissa Tuplin will also talk about the granting program at Calgary Arts Development including details about upcoming deadlines.

ASL interpretation will be provided. Please contact if you have any other accessibility needs.


Chris Enns – Opera Singer and Certified Financial Planner

Chris’s mission is ‘helping creatives and other money ‘misfits’ build financial stability and he does this through coaching and DIY tools on his website Rags to Reasonable. Chris has built his practice for people with variable income, hard to predict expenses, and no built-in safety net. We encourage individuals to submit questions in advance so we can more effectively prepare to address your concerns. Please send questions to


Melissa Tuplin – Community Investment & Capacity Manager (Calgary Arts Development)

Melissa (she/her/hers) has been a member of the community investment team at Calgary Arts Development since 2014, working as a community investment assistant and community investment officer before becoming the community investments and capacity manager in 2019. She is focused on the design and evaluation of the grant investment programs, and how they might support capacity building for artists and arts organizations, and supports the program specialists in the implementation and administration of investment programs.

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Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.