Did you know that ArtsBuild has a Corporate Sponsorship program?


ArtsBuild is currently reaching out to the business community involved with a history of supporting arts facilities, to contribute to ArtsBuild’s mandate of delivering programs and services needed to support thriving arts facilities in the province.

ArtsBuild is grateful for the support of our partners and would like to expand our partnership network to include even more organizations and businesses that believe in the sustainability of arts facilities in Ontario. We are involved with over 700 arts organizations in the province and together with industry, non-profit and government partners, we are able to jointly and cost-effectively develop and deliver innovative tools, services and resources to help realize long-term solutions to building, managing and financing sustainable arts facilities.

Please visit our Corporate Partners page to see our list of corporate sponsors supporting ABO to date. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of our Corporate Sponsorship program, contact Adele Dobkowski at adele@artsbuildonatario.ca.

Find out your Carbon Footprint for FREE with ArtsBuild!

Environment_TreeMaintaining sustainable and energy-efficient arts facilities can be a challenge if you don’t know where to get started. That’s where our partnership with CarbonCounted can help!

CarbonCounted is a Canadian not-for-profit that is designed to “empower organizations to reduce carbon emissions”. By identifying where you can start reducing your carbon footprint, you can begin to make more informed decisions on how to choose environmentally sustainable products and services.

Through ArtsBuild’s partnership with the Government of Canada, this tool is FREE for Ontario arts organizations for two years. The regular charge to subscribe to CarbonCounted is $100 per year!


[ Remember: this tool is free AND it could end up saving the planet… or at least one tree! ]


Making Spaces for Art: A Case Study – Dufferin County Museum & Archives

“We are well placed in the middle of nowhere.” – Darrell Keenie, General Manager

duff countyDufferin County Museum & Archives is located at the intersection of Highway 89 and Airport Rd. It is the crossroads of a major route for cottagers and a road that leads to Pearson International Airport. There is a particular irony that many of the pieces that make up this museum and archives have themselves, traveled to this location.

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Making Spaces for Art: A Case Study – Arraymusic

“ Artists need centrally located, affordable space.”  Rick Sacks, Artistic Director

Arraymusic never intended to be anything other than a chamber group ensemble.  Sometimes however evolution takes over.  Arraymusic has been on a journey that both Rick Sacks, Artistic Director,  and Sandra Bell, General Manager, could not have predicted but that necessity did.  A quick visit to their website–one that gets hits from all over the world– demonstrates their split screen identity. A quick listen to their music reflects the diversity in their instrumentation.

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Making Spaces for Art: A Case Study – ROCS / Place des arts

“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to forward, backwards, or sideways.” – H Jackson Brown Jr

Such is not the case with ROCS—or the Regroupement des organismes culturels de Sudbury. Like an octopus, there are eight extensions. But there are no roller skates involved here. ROCS has both talent and discipline and is only moving forward. ROCS is made up of eight Francophone arts and cultural organizations in Sudbury. Varying in size from staffs of eighty to solo operations, they are embarking on a journey to move forward together to create a shared facility.

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