Announcing The Creative Spaces Case Studies Webinar Series!

The Creative Space Case Studies Webinar Series features case studies inspired by creative spaces across Ontario that have executed a capital project or renovation. Presenters, who are arts managers who have completed a capital project, will share their road map on how they started from the visioning/planning stage to designing/building to operating/sustaining their creative spaces. Webinar participants will have the opportunity for questions.

Restoring and Revitalizing a 1934 Independent Cinema – The Westdale Theatre
Presenter: Fred Fuchs, Chair of Board of the Westdale Cinema Group
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Cost: Free!
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Improving Venue Accessibility – The Al Green Theatre
Presenters: Peter Fehlhaber, Manager of Theatre & Bookings, MNJCC & Angie Stillitano, Director of Leadership Development & Organizational Transformation, MNJCC
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Cost: Free!
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Read the full descriptions, including biographs of the presenters on our webinar page.

These webinars are intended for arts managers interested in learning more about capital project development as well as the restoration and maintenance of creative spaces. There will be time for questions and discussion with the presenter following their presentation.

Additionally, a recording of the webinar will be e-mailed to participants. These webinars will be delivered through Adobe Connect. If you require a dial-in conference line or additional accommodations to participate, please contact amy@artsbuildontario.ca.

The Creative Space Case Studies Webinar Series is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage.


Join us for the LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT Webinar Series!

In this webinar series, we will be sharing examples and strategies on the topics of Alternative Financing for Capital Projects and Engaging Community in Capital Projects with presenting partners from the Community Forward Fund and Cobalt Connects! Both sessions will include examples of projects within the arts sector. The contents of these webinars echos the LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT Workshops that ArtsBuild Ontario has offered in the past – with two more workshops coming to Guelph & Cambridge in 2020!

All webinars are intended for non-profit arts, culture, heritage, faith and community organizations with a current or upcoming creative space project.

The LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT Webinar Series includes:

Engaging Community in Capital Projects Part 1: Preparing Yourself for Outreach
Presenter: Jeremy Freiburger, Chief Connector & Cultural Strategist, Cobalt Connects
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25
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Alternative Financing for Capital Projects Part 1: Thinking About Your Options & How They Fit Together
Presenter: Julia Vlad, Vice President of Lending, Community Forward Fund
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25
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Engaging Community in Capital Projects Part 2: Going Public
Presenter: Jeremy Freiburger, Chief Connector & Cultural Strategist, Cobalt Connects
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25
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Alternative Financing for Capital Projects Part 2: Overcoming Fear of Loans to Support Capital Projects
Presenter: Julia Vlad, Vice President of Lending, Community Forward Fund
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25
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Read the full descriptions, including biographs of the presenters on our webinar page.

These webinars will be delivered through Adobe Connect. There will be time for questions and discussion with the presenter following their presentation. If you require a dial-in conference line or additional accommodations to participate, please contact amy@artsbuildontario.ca.

LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and presented in partnership with the Community Forward Fund and Cobalt Connects.


Announcing Accessibility Webinars for Creative Spaces!

ArtsBuild Ontario is excited to announce upcoming accessibility webinars in the Learning Series! These webinars will focus on accessibility and creative spaces based on the Design for Public Spaces Standard, as part of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA). The webinars will explain how creative spaces need to meet accessible building standards and explore ways creative spaces can go beyond the standards.

The webinars will be supported by a toolkit for creative spaces around the topic of accessibility, which will be released in Spring 2019.

ABO would like to thank its accessibility advisory committee for informing the webinar topics, speakers and upcoming toolkit for creative spaces in Ontario. This project is supported by the Government of Ontario.

Free Webinar: Let’s Talk About Disability and Creative Spaces
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Presenters:  Thea Kurdi, Vice President with DesignABLE Environments and Sage Lovell, Founder of Deaf Spectrum 
Register Here

Free Webinar:  Design for Public Spaces 101: Where do Creative Spaces Start?
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Host: 
Thea Kurdi, Vice President with DesignABLE Environments
Presenters: Jay Pitter, Placemaker, Author & City Building, and Yvonne Felix, Senior Manager at CNIB and public/community artist
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Free Webinar: Design for Public Spaces Advanced: How can Creative Spaces Go Beyond the Standard?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Host:
 Thea Kurdi, Vice President with DesignABLE Environments
Presenters: TBD & Lorene Casiez, Accessibility Strategist, Practice Lead with Human Space
Register Here

Free Webinar: Best Practices for Architects, Designers and Creative Spaces on Accessibility
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Host: 
Thea Kurdi, Vice President with DesignABLE Environments
Presenters: Amy Potier, Accessibility and Building Code Specialist with Gensler as well as Corey Timpson, Principal at Corey Timpson Design Inc and former Vice President of Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Register Here 

Free Webinar: Safety, Fire Codes and Accessibility for Creative Spaces
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Host: Thea Kurdi, Vice President with DesignABLE Environments
Presenters: Martin Day, President of Safety Media Inc. and Marnie Peters, Accessibility Specialist
Register Here

Free Webinar: Invisible Disabilities and Creative Spaces
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Host: Thea Kurdi, Vice President with DesignABLE Environments
Presenters: Alex Bulmer, Accessibility Consultant & Actor, Writer and Director as well as Andrew Gurza, Disability Awareness Consultant
Register Here

Registration is available through Eventbrite and webinars are delivered through Adobe Connect with closed captioning. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation to register or participate in our webinars, please call 519-880-3670 ext. 101 or email erin@artsbuildontario.ca in advance of your participation.


Learn How to Save $$ on Your Monthly Utility Bills

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Reduce your monthly energy bills with practical strategies explained in the half-day Dollars to $ense Workshop on May 7, 2014 – REGISTER TODAY.

All organizations interested in energy conservation are invited to attend.

This workshop has been supported by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.

Developed by Natural Resources Canada, Dollars to $ense will teach you:

  • What to do now to save money on your monthly energy bills!
  • Best practices for energy conservation
  • Tips you can implement right away
  • Low-cost and no-cost solutions
  • Real-world examples from facilities like yours

Who should attend?

  • Organizations that want to decrease their operating costs by making their energy management more efficient and effective
  • Those that are interested in making energy conservation changes to their facility but don’t know where to start
  • Anyone who can live-stream! You can join the presentation online from the comfort of your home or office.

Available live and through live-streaming!

WHEN: 9:00  am – 1:00 pm, May 7, 2014  with a lunch break and time for Q&A

WHERE: 4th floor Innovation Lab at the Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto OR join the live-stream online — convenient access for those that can’t make it in person.

COST: $25 per participant, in person or online.

SIGN UP TODAY

Delivered in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and supported by Toronto Hydro. Sponsors Energy Workshop

The star design is a trade-mark of Toronto Hydro Corporation. Used under licence. ‘Toronto Hydro’ means Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.


Going Fast – Facilities Workshops, Loans and Grants

 

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Some of us are writing grants, some of us are receiving them, some of us are looking at new strategies for managing the same old budget, something stable but not keeping up with inflation and rising energy costs. Well, we have resources for you!

Below-Market Rent Opportunities in Toronto

Yes, below-market rental spaces are available for arts organizations! On Tuesday March 18th, learn how to find more affordable spaces through BMR offerings from City of Toronto. This info session includes a tour of an available space in Toronto Public Health. Full details – [LINK]

Low Interest Loans for Greening

Many energy retrofits and renewable energy projects are eligible for low-interest loans through. And the best part is, the process is straightforward. Before doing any major paperwork, complete a short and sweet “Intent to Apply” PDF to see if your project is eligible. This step saves you time in your funding search! Details here – [LINK]

Culture Build Investment Program – Deadline April 14

The Culture Build Investment Program provides matching funds to assist the City’s not-for-profit cultural sector with financing for state of good repair capital projects. The program also provides funding for feasibility studies for projects that meet the criteria. In 2014, Toronto City Council has earmarked $330,000 for the program. To date, the Culture Build Investment Program has helped bring 71 cultural facilities closer to a state of good repair. Your organization could be next! Applicatoin details – [LINK]

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