Rebecca Apostoli

Programs & Administrative Specialist

About me

A brief overview

Rebecca Apostoli

Bringing Brilliant Ideas & Projects to Life.... in Vancouver & Beyond!

I have worked in the music, technology and non-profit sectors for over ten years cumulatively. Starting as a creative myself, all my professional ambitions are informed by an unbounded passion and drive to foster innovation and creativity. What continues to motivate me is the joy in helping brilliant ideas come to life.

My goals include:

  • A sustainable, rewarding involvement in advocating for creators both on a local and global level
  • Increased awareness, funding and synergy in the creative sphere
  • Using innovation to affect real change in my community and the world
  • Engaging in philanthropic activities that enhance and encourage the root sources of creative industry

Specialties: Leadership, relationship management, organizational strategy, program design & facilitation, funding & development, marketing & communications, event production, technical troubleshooting, writing, research, media design, programming, computers & technical

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Technical Skills

I can say I’m quite good at

Administration

10+ years experience in managerial, admin & HR roles

Production

Key roles in large-scale music, media & contact events

Digital Skills

Adobe CS5, Office, Slack, Asana, Wordpress, HTML/CSS & more

Writing & Research

A published author, I can write copy about anything

Fundraising

Over $2 Million raised for artists & organizations to date!

Social Media

I love sharing interesting stories with my 5,500+ followers

Work Experience

My previous employment

Nov 2016
Present

Thinkific

Office Manager

I currently provide administrative support to a team of 68 at this fast-growing education technology start-up in Vancouver, BC. Joining the company at only 30 staff in November 2016, I have played an active role in helping this start-up to scale to almost 70 employees by Sept 2017. I provide hands-on logistical support, oversee building maintenance of our 10,000 sq ft facility, handle all purchasing, organizational systems & process design, IT/ equipment troubleshooting, coordinate internal & external events, book staff travel & provide executive support to the CEO & COO. Half superwoman & half motherhen, I consider my team my family and make sure everyone has what they need to be successful!

Oct 2016
Nov 2016

SKIO Music

Administrative & Executive Coordinator

I provided administrative support to a team of 20 at this burgeoning music technology start-up in Vancouver, BC. As leaders at the forefront of digital licensing & collaboration technology for artists and labels, this fast-paced environment demanded detailed and responsive attention to the needs of its staff & CEO, including coordination of HR, office management, company events and staff travel arrangements.

Nov 2013
Present

Music Grants Canada

Founder & CEO

Music Grants Canada is a full-service funding and consulting agency providing funding resources, education and creative services for independent artists and music companies across the country. I am the founder and oversee operations with $2.5M+ in grants awarded to date and clients from coast to coast. My #1 bestselling book The Canadian Grant Writing Guide for Musicians is available on Kindle Amazon now.

Feb 2011
March 2015

Access To Music Foundation

Project Manager

I manage funding, development, communications and marketing for this youth- focused music charity. I identify and cultivate corporate sponsor prospects, design & execute planned giving campaigns and coordinate annual fundraising events such as the Gala Dinner and Auction and benefit concerts. I've also secured government and private foundation grants in my tenure at this growing charity.

Feb 2011
Feb 2014

Music BC Industry Association

Member Services Manager

I served a membership of 1000+ artists & industry as well as delivery of Music BC's educational, professional and granting programs including the PEAK Performance Project, Music Assistance Program, export marketing initiatives and more. I'm especially proud of designing a new member database and web-based CMS that effectively automated 80% of critical tasks.

Education & Diplomas

What I have achieved in my academic career

May 2010

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies

Vancouver Island Univeristy

We seek in Liberal Studies to gain a deeper understanding of who we are and how our values and perspectives have been shaped by certain cultural legacies; in the process we hope to continue to ask the fundamental questions in dialogue with that tradition from our standpoint in the contemporary world.

Liberal Studies Abroad: Florence 2009

March 2007

Adv. Arts & Entertainment Management Certificate

Capilano University-College

The Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management Certificate provides students with the skill-sets, job experience, and contacts necessary to gain employment in the industry. This one-year program requires two years of post-secondary training or work experience equivalent and offers students a unique blend of course work and practicum experience in the arts and entertainment industry.

Internships: Direct Current Media (artist management for K'naan & Red1), Hip Joint Productions (radio promotions under Oscar Furtado)

Feb, 2005

Jazz Studies Program

Malapsina University-College

The Jazz Studies program fosters the acquisition of professional skills in a variety of performance genres. It offers hands-on experience of group music-making through ensembles and promote skills in the fields of: music performance, theory and composition; library and Internet research; theoretical and applied keyboarding; theoretical and applied computer technology, multi-track recording and film scoring; theoretical and applied sound recording; techniques and practices fundamental to the music and entertainment industries; music history in general and jazz history in particular; and music as a business.

Portfolio

showcase of my latest works

Get In Touch

Please feel free if you would like to have a chat.

Contact details

Located in Vancouver, BC

+1778 877 6135

bex (at) bexapostoli (dot) com

www.musicgrantscanada.com

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