ArtsBuild Ontario is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to realizing long-term solutions to building, managing and financing the sustainable arts facilities needed in Ontario communities.

Together with industry, nonprofit and government partners, ArtsBuild jointly and cost-effectively develops and delivers innovative tools, services and resources to help over 700 arts organizations across Ontario construct and operate the facilities they need.

ArtsBuild’s organizational model is one of collaboration and partnership.  By forging relationships with leading nonprofit and private sector partners, ArtsBuild to delivers programs surrounding topics such as capital project planning, facilities management, energy efficiency, sustainability and finance.

In 2012, ArtsBuild Ontario received significant support from the Government of Canada and The Ontario Trillium Foundation to implement a suite of innovative tools, services and resources around capital project planning, facilities management, accessibility, energy efficiency, sustainability, training and professional development and finance.


ArtsBuild Ontario recognizes, respects, and actively supports people from all backgrounds. ArtsBuild Ontario does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination, against anyone based on their race, country of origin, sexual preference, gender identity, mental and/or physical ability, language, or age. ArtsBuild Ontario commits to making our programs and initiatives, as well as our physical space at 44 Gaukel Creative Workspace, safe and accessible for all.

ArtsBuild Ontario recognizes that:

  • We are a settler organization and we value respectful collaboration with all the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island who have lived on this land for thousands of years and who continue to be our neighbours, friends, and colleagues.
  • Our work takes place in what is currently Ontario, which includes the traditional and unceded territories of the Anishinaabek, Attawonderonk, Petun, Cree, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, and Métis.
  • Our mandate is to support arts facilities and creative spaces, but we do not solely define these from a colonial perspective. Arts facilities and creative spaces are not only physical buildings, they are often the land itself.


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