Arts Facilities Mentoring Network

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Interested in being a mentor?

We are now seeking mentors for future iterations of the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network! If you have been part of a capital project, strategic plan, or have knowledge to share, the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network lets you support fellow arts managers and foster a strong arts sector.

Join our mentor bank! Complete this quick survey or email for more information.

Update: The Arts Facilities Mentoring Network is currently not accepting applications.

Mentorship is about expanding your knowledge, growing your skills and making connections. ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture are pleased to begin our fourth iteration of the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, a mentoring program for cultural leaders focused on strengthening the business and management skills needed to manage, renew and develop arts facilities.

Through the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, leaders in Ontario’s non-profit arts community who are responsible for their facilities or capital related issues will have the unique opportunity of one-to-one learning with an experienced professional.

The 2017/18 mentoring program will include an in-person workshop, a mid-session and closing debrief and optional webinars on facilities related topics!

ArtsBuild and WorkInCulture will match cultural leaders from around Ontario with experienced mentors from their own or other sectors.  After an initial training workshop, the mentoring teams will meet in person or in other ways for up to three hours monthly from April 2017 to March 2018. The mentoring team discussions are confidential and will focus on particular challenges and skills identified by the mentoree at the beginning of the partnership. All teams will take part in a Kick Off workshop, Mid-Point Debrief workshop and a Wrap Up event.  Additional training materials and learning opportunities include two webinars on the topics of capital projects will be provided to participants.


Deadline for Application Tuesday, January 20, 2017
Application Selection January 2017
Matching with Mentors January 2017 – March 2017
Selection Announcements March 2017
Kick-Off Workshop March 28, 2017
Mentoring Sessions Begin April 2017
Mid-Session Debrief Workshop Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Wrap Up Event March 2018

1. Complete the Application Form
2. Record a video on your smart phone or webcam telling us: about you and your organization, your facilities plans and/or projects, and what you would get out of the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network. Email your video with your application.
3. EMAIL both the application form and video.

If you are selected and matched with a mentor there will be a $175 +HST program fee and there will be a letter of agreement to be signed outlining your role and our expectations.

If you are selected by ArtsBuild and WorkInCulture will work hard to match you with a suitable mentor based on the skills outlined in your application. We will contact applicants to arrange meetings with prospective mentor from January to March 2017.


For more information about the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, please contact Alex Glass, Program Manager at 519.880.3670 ext 103 or