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.

Announcing new Interim Executive Director at ABO

ArtsBuild Ontario (ABO), through Board Chair, Chris Loreto, would like to announce that Executive Director Patricia McKinna, has departed ABO to begin her new role as Executive Director at the Siminovitch Prize. The Board of Directors thanks Patricia for her contributions to ABO and wishes her well in her new capacity. Alex Glass, Program and Assistant Executive Director, will be assuming the role of Interim Executive Director, effective immediately. Details regarding a call for a permanent Executive Director will be released in the fall.

Ms. Glass has been an integral part of the team at ABO since January 2015, having held roles in marketing, communications and programming, and most recently as Program and Assistant Executive Director. In this role, she has successfully launched new programs under funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts and Province of Ontario. In addition, she has provided leadership to our creative hub space at 44 Gaukel.

Ms. Glass can be reached at 519.880.3670 ext 103 or

Lindsay Golds, former Executive Director will be working directly with Alex and the board of directors to assist with this transition.


ArtsBuild Ontario is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to realizing long-term solutions for building, managing and financing the sustainable arts facilities needed in Ontario communities. We are a non-profit arts service organization that provides organizations with training, tools and resources that support the development and management of creative spaces such as theatres, galleries, concert halls, museums and other creative spaces. is here!

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ArtsBuild and WorkInCulture Welcome 16 Mentorees to the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network

ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture (formerly Culture Careers Council Ontario), are pleased to announce the 16 mentorees that will join the inaugural session of their new joint initiative — the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network. Comprising a diverse cross section of Ontario’s arts organizations, the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network will help arts sector leaders who manage creative spaces, including theatres and galleries, share and learn from each other.

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