Registration Open for FREE Artscape Webinar Series

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As the only provincial organization focused on arts facilities, ArtsBuild Ontario is involved with over 700 arts organizations across Ontario. As collaborators and partners, we forge relationships with leading nonprofit and industry partners to deliver a wide range of programs across many different topics all related back to arts facilities.

In partnership with ArtsBuild, Artscapeis pleased to announce their free 2013 Webinar Series: New Models for Cultural Space Development. The first webinar, “Developing Sustainable Cultural Space: Multi-Tenant Arts Centres 101”, on May 15 at 1:00 pm ET, is an introduction to the mysteries and delights of the development and operation of multi-tenanted centres for the arts. Join experts from Canada and the USA who have worked at the cutting edge of multi-tenanted arts centre development (more…)

Sustainability Matters for the Arts

Sustainability within the arts sector is something everyone is talking about: How do we make our buildings more energy efficient? How do we measure (and reduce) our carbon footprint? How can my organization convert utility costs into programming dollars?

Recently The Guardian published an article about the importance of engaging the arts sector in this important conversation about environmentalism. While the article originates in the UK, many of the objectives of sustainability initiatives of Arts Council England reflect what ArtsBuild has made available through our partnerships here in Ontario. Programs like Carbon Counted and our Energy Savings Assessments, can help arts organizations take their first steps to energy efficiency and sustainability.

Click HERE to read the article and join us on April 4th for our webinar with Ian Garrett, co-founder and director for The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts.

Sustainable Practice in the Arts with Ian Garrett (Webinar)


Join your peers and Ian Garrett, one of North America’s most respected voices on sustainability in the performing arts, on April 4th from 2pm-3pm for an online conversation about what sustainable practice really means.

By looking at current research and examples you will learn how to identify key performance indicators around sustainability and the cost/benefit analysis for tackling the low hanging fruit – in other words, the simple changes in how cultural facilities are managed in order to improve their energy efficiency. Ian will also address some of the possible misconceptions about the ecological impact of the creative sector.

Energy Savings Assessments: Call for Interest

ENERGY SAVINGS ASSESSMENTS:  Call for Expressions of Interest

Reducing energy consumption – and our utilities bills – is top of mind for many of us. And every dollar saved can go to our programming!

GLOBE, the energy management subsidiary of ArtsBuild’s partner Housing Services Corp, is ready to conduct in-person, Energy Savings Assessments to show you the things you can do today to reduce your energy usage, and also the improvements you could make that have the best and fastest paybacks.

GLOBE energy auditors will analyze your utilities bills, make a site visit to assess your facility and help you register for the many incentive programs offered through the Ontario Power Authority and your local utilities providers.

With the support of the Government of Canada, ArtsBuild is pleased to offer a subsidy for the Energy Savings Assessment to a limited number of organizations.

Register your interest here for more information so you can benefit from this program.