ArtsBuild receives OTF Grow Grant!

OTFVERTcolourWe are very excited to announce that ArtsBuild has received an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Grow Grant! This grant will allow ArtsBuild to continue to offer three key programs that assist our artistic leaders in the area of facility management.

Funding from the OTF Grow Grant, will support the continuation of the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, Asset Planner for the Arts and the expansion of SpaceFinder in more Ontario communities. All three programs will be accompanied by a Learning Series to further support our organizations.

Arts Facilities Mentoring Network
ArtsBuild is excited to again partner with WorkInCulture for the third iteration of the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network. This iteration offers arts organizations engaged in capital related issues/projects one on one support from experienced professionals. Over the course of a year, mentors and mentorees will participate in multiple in-person learning opportunities including workshops, webinars and check-ins, in addition to their one on one meetings. More details on this program will be released tomorrow on May 17!

Asset Planner for the Arts
Asset Planner for the Arts enables organizations take a proactive approach to managing your facility. It is an online program that captures facility assets in a cloud-based software, allowing organizations to access real time data, provide capital forecasts and up to date reports on the condition of the facility. This easy to use program helps arts organizations plan ahead for building repairs and upgrades. Through the OTF Grow Grant,  ArtsBuild will be able to provide a subsidy for this two year software, to make it more affordable for our arts organizations.

ArtsBuild is pleased to partner with Ameresco and WalterFedy on this program. More details on this program will be released on June 7!

SpaceFinder expansion in Ontario
Following the success of SpaceFinder Toronto and SpaceFinder Hamilton, ArtsBuild will be expanding the tool to Waterloo Region and three additional communities in the province. This incredible online tool allows artists to search for creatives spaces, while venues and spaces can market their spaces to new and potential users! Check out! More information to be released on May 31!

The Learning Series
The OTF Grow Grant will provide additional support through ArtsBuild’s inaugural Learning Series designed to complement these three core programs. The series includes in-person workshops, webinars and other resources to assist our arts organizations in leveraging ArtsBuild’s programs and maintaining more sustainable facilities.

We look forward to sharing more information about all of these programs in our newsletters and eBlasts in the coming weeks!

If you are interested in knowing more about any of our programs, please email Alex Glass, Program Manager at