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WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE TO ABO?

By donating to ArtsBuild Ontario, you are helping us continue to provide valuable services for arts organizations to build and maintain the creative spaces that make Ontario communities vibrant places to live. Your donation goes towards supporting the programs that have benefited hundreds of nonprofit arts organizations through ABO’s programs, research and advocacy.

WHY DO ARTS FACILITIES MATTER?LIBIMI - KW

Facilities are the places where arts and culture happen. Healthy facilities, artistic capability, organizations and finances are the four hallmarks of a thriving arts and culture sector.

Despite their importance, facilities are the most under-resourced component of arts operations. Which is why providing tools and resources to help our arts organizations run sustainable facilities is so important for Ontario’s arts organizations.

WHAT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS ARE SAYINGIMG_20150114_131544

“The most important aspect is going into a major project armed with new knowledge.” – LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT participant

“SpaceFinder Toronto has been an unparalleled resource for Cahoots Theatre Company in getting our name out there and sharing our resources with not just the artistic community, but the broader community of Toronto as a whole.” – Jivesh Parasram, Creation Studio Facilitator, Cahoots Theatre Company

“Finding new approaches to challenging situations and my overall confidence in my position were made stronger. I also learned how to be a better mentor to interns, volunteers and summer students that I work with at Modern Fuel thanks to the shining example provided by my mentor.” – Arts Facilities Mentoring Network participant Megan McNeil at Modern Fuel in Kingston