Making Spaces for Art: Case Study – MacKenzie Hall Cultural Centre

machallWith a speedy response from Google, one can easily find a great deal of information about Mackenzie Hall. The address, current events calendar, a programming overview and links to even more detailed information. Even with all of that information just finger flicks and nanoseconds away, there is so much more to be said about Mackenzie Hall.

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Making Spaces for Art: Case Study – The Grand Theatre

kingstonSome things are timeless, ageless, and truly grand.  And while theatre as an art form is a perfect example of this, theatres themselves, tend to have an expiration date–especially ones that were built well over a century ago.  Such was the case of The Grand Theatre in Kingston. Built in 1879, the time had come for a major overhaul that would preserve and maintain the grandeur of this historic building while simultaneously expanding the space for an ever-growing audience.

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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

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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New Approaches to Sustainable Creative Spaces: An ArtsBuild Roadtrip

ArtsBuild is conducting nine community engagement sessions in 2013 across the province!

ArtsBuild is visiting nine representative communities across Ontario to involve local leaders in  conversations about the successes they are achieving around creating the spaces they need for vibrant cultural activity in their community and the challenges they are facing in developing and maintaining these spaces.  ArtsBuild will also share the innovative approaches it has been developing and engage the communities in assessing the relevance these hold for local arts organizations.