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!
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 email@example.com.
Couldn’t attend our Creative Spaces Brainstorming Workshop Interested in learning more about creative space capital projects across Ontario? Don’t miss our upcoming webinar Creative Spaces Series Recap: Brainstorming Workshop, Best Practices Report.
Creative Spaces Series Recap: Brainstorming Workshop, Best Practices Report Presenter: Amy Poole, Program Manager, ArtsBuild Ontario
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Time: 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. EST
This webinar features two parts:
Recap of the Creative Spaces Brainstorming Workshop 2020 that occurred on Tues. Feb. 25, 2020
Overview of the Creative Spaces Case Study Series Best Practices Report
Part 1: Recap of the Creative Spaces Brainstorming Workshop
ABO will cover the needs and common challenges identified by arts organizations during the workshop, as well as ideas and insights shared during the session. Furthermore, she will give a brief overview of the three capital project examples that were shared by panelists Nadine Baker, Facility Manager of the Tett Centre, Kendra Fry, General Manager at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice, & the Arts, and Jaime Griffis, Director of Programming & Promotions at Idea Exchange.
In addition, we will provide a brief summary of the ‘Studio X’ presentation by Conestoga College students in the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) program, highlighting their mock plan to transform the former Schneider’s factory in Kitchener.
Part 2: Overview of the Creative Spaces Case Study Series Best Practices Report
The second part of the webinar will provide an overview of the Creative Space Case Study Series Best Practices Report. This report summarizes data on creative space capital projects collected from the following 19 organizations:
Al Green Theatre (Toronto)
Canadian Automotive Museum (Oshawa)
Carousel Players (St. Catharines)
Dundas Museum and Archives (Dundas)
Dundas Valley School of Art (Dundas)
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (St. Catharines)
Gallerie SAW Gallery (Ottawa )
Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa)
Idea Exchange: Old Post Office (Cambridge)
The Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover)
Meridian Hall (Toronto)
Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa)
Stratford Perth Museum (Stratford)
The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (Kingston)
The Theatre Centre (Toronto)
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery (Thunder Bay)
Toronto Centre for the Arts (Toronto)
Trinity-St. Paul’s & Tafelmusik: Jeanne Lamon Hall (Toronto)
The Westdale Theatre (Hamilton)
We will provide a summary of the data collected from these organizations on their capital project needs, the process of how organizations executed these projects, how operations continued following these phases, and lessons learned. The Best Practices Report provides arts organizations who are considering or currently embarking on a capital project with examples of similar and differing projects, and can act as a guideline for arts organizations across Ontario.
This webinar is open to those who attended the Creative Spaces Brainstorming Workshop 2020, individuals who were unable to participate in-person, and anyone who is interested in learning about our Creative Spaces Case Study Series Best Practices Report.
This webinar is a part of ArtsBuild Ontario’s Learning Series, a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities across Ontario. The Creative Spaces Case Study Series is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Having an opportunity to participate in the year-long Creative Spaces Mentoring Network program truly was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
As an arts administrator working in a remote Northern Canadian community, opportunities for regular meaningful dialogues with arts and capital projects colleagues can be few and far between. My mentor, Michael Tunney of the City of Mississauga was an amazing resource of knowledge and relate-able experiences, and over time, also became a source of familiar and personal support as I dealt with some unique localized challenges relating to my facility project. In fact, I would certainly say that my mentor’s suggestions, ideas and feedback helped us cross a finish line in getting approvals for our project.
A wonderful outcome of the mentorship was the establishment of a warm and supportive friendship with an continental perspective. I suspect perhaps that some of my issues and anecdotal references might even have provided a few new ideas to my mentor – and possibly a few smiles along the way. I was very pleased and happy that we were able to put
some discipline into our process – having regularly scheduled meeting times, diarizing our process, and ensuring that there was regularity to our interactions really allowed the process we undertook to result in tangible and practical suggestions and tips for my project.
My thanks and gratitude to the staff of ArtsBuild Ontario for facilitating this wonderful program and taking a
chance on bringing a non-Ontarian in on the fun!