Creative Space Case Studies Project

The Creative Space Case Studies Project features case studies inspired by creative spaces across Ontario that have executed a capital project or renovation. ArtsBuild Ontario will be interviewing each organization between 2018 – 2020 to develop in-depth case studies and a best practice summary that will identify key elements that resulted in each new build/renovation and ongoing operations. The full Best Practice Summary will be made available once all case studies have been completed – below you will find the Best Practice Summary Part 1 based on the first nine case studies published.

We will also be presenting 10 webinars that highlight some of the projects featured in the case studies. You can see past and upcoming webinars on the Learning Series web page.

The goal of these case studies is to provide specific details on each creative space project. We hope to enable organizations in understanding what resource and support they might need to execute projects and sustain their creative spaces.

All case studies and the final best practice summary will be made available online, in both French and English, and in accessible formats, for free access.

Case Studies:

The full Creative Spaces Case Study Series will be published in Winter 2020.

Carousel Players (St. Catharines, Ontario)

Dundas Museum and Archives (Dundas, Ontario)

Galerie SAW Gallery (Ottawa, Ontario)

Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover, Ontario)

Ottawa Art Gallery | La Galerie d’art d’Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)

Stratford Perth Museum (Stratford, Ontario)

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (Kingston, Ontario)

Toronto Centre for the Arts (Toronto, Ontario)

Trinity St. Paul’s & Tafelmusik (Toronto, Ontario)

Best Practice Summary:

The Best Practice Summary Part 1 is based on the above nine creative space case studies. A full report will be available in Winter 2020 following the publication of the 10 remaining case studies.

Creative Space Partners

Toronto Centre for the Arts
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Dundas Museum and Archives
Tett Centre
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Lighthouse Festival Theatre
Stratford Perth Museum
Trinity St. Paul’s
Idea Exchange
Port Stanley Festival Theatre
SAW Gallery
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
Crows Theatre
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/Al Green Theatre
The Theatre Centre
Carousel Players/Folk Art Centre
Canadian Automotive Museum
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

This project is made possible by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts.