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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:!

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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Randy Dalton and Chris Loreto Join the ArtsBuild Board

ArtsBuild Ontario is pleased to welcome Randy Dalton, President, The Dalton Company Ltd., and Christopher  Loreto, Senior Consultant with Strategy Corp, to their Board of Directors. Chaired by Steve Mumford, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union, the ArtsBuild Board provides strategic advice and industry expertise critical to fulfilling ArtsBuild’s mandate of supporting the health of Ontario’s arts organizations by creating and realizing long-term solutions for their facility challenges.

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MP Peter Braid Announces Federal Government Support for ArtsBuild Ontario Project

Peter Braid Announcement
(L to R) – Betty Anne Keller (City of Waterloo), Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran, Bill Poole (Waterloo Clay & Glass Gallery), Adele Dobkowski (ArtsBuild), MP Peter Braid.

WATERLOO, Ontario (July 24, 2012) – A new investment from the Government of Canada will benefit Ontario arts organizations and create jobs and growth. Peter Braid, Member of Parliament (Kitchener–Waterloo), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for an innovative project by ArtsBuild Ontario.

The project brings together seven Ontario non-profit and private sector partners. This collaborative initiative will allow 944 cultural organizations across Ontario and in Calgary—as well as service organizations, arts councils, and others that support their work—to benefit from new tools, resources, and training related to facilities management.

“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in important arts organizations like ArtsBuild Ontario,” said Minister Moore. “By supporting this project, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support our arts, culture, and heritage.”

“We commend ArtsBuild Ontario for spearheading this important partnership,” said Mr. Braid. “Kitchener–Waterloo has a thriving arts community, and we are pleased to support an organization that contributes not only to our cultural vitality, but also to our economy, here and across the province.”

“This strategic investment in ArtsBuild Ontario will unlock and amplify a huge untapped potential,” said Steve Mumford, ArtsBuild Board Chair, and Jason van Eyk, Advisory Committee Chair. “By collaboratively scaling up capacity building and knowledge mobilization around cultural infrastructure planning and management, Ontario will reap huge benefits in cultural tourism, economic revitalization, cross-sectoral collaboration, green and sustainable practices, and most importantly in community vibrancy and quality of living.”

The Government of Canada is providing $600,000 under the Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund. The Strategic Initiatives component provides funding for projects supported by multiple partners and benefiting many organizations. These initiatives help arts and heritage organizations diversify their revenue streams and strengthen the efficiency of their management and business practices.

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