Registration Open for FREE Artscape Webinar Series

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As the only provincial organization focused on arts facilities, ArtsBuild Ontario is involved with over 700 arts organizations across Ontario. As collaborators and partners, we forge relationships with leading nonprofit and industry partners to deliver a wide range of programs across many different topics all related back to arts facilities.

In partnership with ArtsBuild, Artscapeis pleased to announce their free 2013 Webinar Series: New Models for Cultural Space Development. The first webinar, “Developing Sustainable Cultural Space: Multi-Tenant Arts Centres 101”, on May 15 at 1:00 pm ET, is an introduction to the mysteries and delights of the development and operation of multi-tenanted centres for the arts. Join experts from Canada and the USA who have worked at the cutting edge of multi-tenanted arts centre development (more…)

Sustainability Matters for the Arts

Sustainability within the arts sector is something everyone is talking about: How do we make our buildings more energy efficient? How do we measure (and reduce) our carbon footprint? How can my organization convert utility costs into programming dollars?

Recently The Guardian published an article about the importance of engaging the arts sector in this important conversation about environmentalism. While the article originates in the UK, many of the objectives of sustainability initiatives of Arts Council England reflect what ArtsBuild has made available through our partnerships here in Ontario. Programs like Carbon Counted and our Energy Savings Assessments, can help arts organizations take their first steps to energy efficiency and sustainability.

Click HERE to read the article and join us on April 4th for our webinar with Ian Garrett, co-founder and director for The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts. is here!

ArtsBuild Ontario is proud to announce Online Learning for Arts Organizations through!

Have you ever wanted to work on your skills but haven’t had the time or didn’t know where to start? Now you can! has over 1,600 online classes in hundreds of different subjects including software training, creative and business skills (including project management). With new courses being added monthly (in english and en français), you’ll always find new courses to build your professional toolkit.

What’s even better about this partnership is that ArtsBuild is able to offer this service to arts organizations for only $150, compared to the regular $350 rate for individuals!

Not convinced? Here are the Top 10 reasons to sign up: (or sign up for their free 7-day trial!) If you are convinced, sign up today:!

Sustainable Practice in the Arts with Ian Garrett (Webinar)


Join your peers and Ian Garrett, one of North America’s most respected voices on sustainability in the performing arts, on April 4th from 2pm-3pm for an online conversation about what sustainable practice really means.

By looking at current research and examples you will learn how to identify key performance indicators around sustainability and the cost/benefit analysis for tackling the low hanging fruit – in other words, the simple changes in how cultural facilities are managed in order to improve their energy efficiency. Ian will also address some of the possible misconceptions about the ecological impact of the creative sector.

Update: Arts Facilities Mentoring Network

The inaugural session of the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network launched on February 27, 2013 with a full-day workshop on best practices in mentoring. We are very proud and impressed by the calibre of talent and expertise participating in the Arts Facility Mentoring Network.

ArtsBuild has partnered with WorkInCulture to develop the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network.  The Network provides established leaders in Ontario’s nonprofit arts community who are responsible for building, managing and financing facilities with the opportunity of one-on-one learning with experienced topic experts.

The Arts Facilities Mentoring Network is a practical way to build on people’s desire to learn and share skills, connections and knowledge.   Each mentoree identifies a key learning topic, and the Network matches them with a mentor who has tackled a similar challenge.  Pairs meet for three hours every month and take part in two in person workshops that provide the opportunity for Network peers to meet.

Click here for pictures from the kick-off workshop for mentors and mentorees.