ArtsBuild Ontario Announces New Interim Executive Director

KITCHENER – May 20, 2020 – The Board of Directors of ArtsBuild Ontario (ABO) is happy to announce the appointment of Diana Moser as the new Interim Executive Director.

Ms. Moser will head the organization’s overall financial, strategic, and operational leadership while the Executive Director, Alex Glass, is on maternity leave. Ms. Moser brings several years of experience with Arts Council Wood Buffalo in Fort McMurray where she held a variety of posts including Programs Manager and Interim Executive Director.

“We’re excited to have Diana on board to guide ABO. As someone with extensive experience with the arts community, facilities, and organizations she is a fantastic fit for ABO’s current need.” – Kristian Clarke, President

Ms. Moser helped establish the Arts Council Wood Buffalo as a trusted arts support organization for the region and combines this experience with her experience at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Theatre; Just Because and the Wood Buffalo 2018 Alberta Winter Games.

She has a BA and MA in History from McMaster University and a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Moser to her new role at ABO.


Creative Spaces Online Training Series Modules Available for Purchase!

Creative Spaces Online Training Series Modules Available for Purchase!

This training series is designed to support arts managers in building the core skills necessary to support capital projects and ongoing operations in creative spaces. Delivered by topic experts working in the sector, each module focuses on a topic area identified as the most integral to capital projects by ABO’s network of 2,500+ arts organizations. The Creative Spaces Online Training Series was originally delivered from November 14, 2019, to January 23, 2020.

The Training Series includes four modules, $40 each, available for purchase:

  1. Strategic Planning and Partnerships
  2. Financial Management and Capital Projects
  3. Campaigns and Community Engagement
  4. Operating Planning Before, During, and After a Capital Project

Each Module comes with:

  •  A Recording of The Webinar
  • A PDF of the Presentation
  • A Transcription of the recording
  • Any extra resources the presenter(s) provided to the attendees

We accept Credit or eTransfer. Please contact Tyler Woodward, Program and Communications Coordinator at tyler@artsbuildontario.ca to purchase.
These modules are designed for arts managers working within creative spaces under a variety of operating models and communities.


More Capital Project Case Studies Available Now!

ArtsBuild Ontario is excited to release the second installment of case studies for The Creative Space Case Studies Series! This project features a series of case studies inspired by creative spaces across Ontario that have executed a capital project or renovation.

These case studies analyze the why, what, who, how and ongoing behind each project to provide specific details on each creative space project. This will allow other organizations to better understand what resources and supports they might need to execute projects and sustain their creative spaces.

Along with these new case studies we are also releasing a Best Practice Summary Report that combines the key elements from all case studies!

Case Studies

Canadian Automotive Museum (Oshawa, Ontario)

Dundas Valley School of Art (Dundas, Ontario)

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (St. Catharines, Ontario)

Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa, Ontario)

  • Coming Soon!

Idea Exchange: The Old Post Office (Cambridge, Ontario)

Meridian Hall (Toronto, Ontario)

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/The Al Green Theatre (Toronto, Ontario)

The Theatre Centre (Toronto, Ontario)

Thunder Bay Art Gallery (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

The Westdale (Hamilton, Ontario)

Best Practice Summary

This project is made possible by the Department of Canadian Heritage.


COVID-19 Update: ABO Staff Continue to Work Remotely

With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 (the coronavirus), the safety of our program participants, staff and Ontario communities comes first. We are taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus with social and physical distancing. This means ABO staff will continue to work from home.

ABO CONTACT INFORMATION

While we are in this period of remote working, the ABO team is still actively available online by email, phone or even Zoom/Skype! Please feel free to contact us during regular hours, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Tyler Woodward
Program & Communications Coordinator
tyler@artsbuildontario.ca

Amy Poole
Program Manager
amy@artsbuildontario.ca

Diana Moser
Interim Executive Director
diana@artsbuildontario.ca

If you have any questions, would like more information about contacting ABO or our upcoming programs, please do not hesitate to email us.


RESCHEDULED: LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT Workshop in Cambridge

Based on the recommendations from the Region of Waterloo Public Health regarding COVID-19 (the coronavirus), ABO will be rescheduling the LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT workshop in Cambridge, which was originally to be held on Friday, March 20, 2020. All participants were issued a full refund. The NEW date and location is:

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Cambridge Centre for the Arts
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$10
Register Here

Please note that this date is subject to change based on recommendations provided by the Region of Waterloo Public Health in relation to COVID-19 (the coronavirus). We are monitoring the situation and will provide participants with updates should the date and time of the workshop change.

If you have any questions or concerns about the workshop or the new date, please email Amy Poole, Program Manager, at amy@artsbuildontario.ca.

LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and presented in partnership with the Community Forward Fund and Cobalt Connects.