WEBINARS

ArtsBuild Ontario is committed to access and inclusion. We use Adobe Connect to offer our webinars. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation to participate in our webinars, please call 519-880-3670 ext. 103 or email alex@artsbuildontario.ca in advance of your participation.

CREATIVE SPACES TRAINING SERIES

About the Training Series

This training series is designed to support arts managers in building the core skills necessary to support capital projects and ongoing operations in creative spaces. Delivered by topic experts working in the sector, each module focusses on a topic areas identified as the most integral to capital projects by ABO’s network of 2,500+ arts organizations. Arts managers will have the opportunity to engage with presenters during the sessions.

The Training Series includes four modules:

  1. Nov. 14 at 1pm – 2:30 pm: Strategic Planning and Partnerships
  2. Nov. 21 at 1pm – 2:30 pm: Financial Management and Capital Projects
  3. Dec. 5 at 1pm – 2:30 pm: Capital Campaigns and Community Engagement
  4. Jan. 23 at 1pm – 2:30pm : Operational Planning Before, During and After a Capital Project

Arts managers will have the opportunity to engage with presenters during the sessions. Participants will be provided with module materials, link to the recording and resources following the webinar.

These modules are designed for arts managers working within creative spaces under a variety of operating models and communities. If you have any questions about the series or would like more information, please contact Alex Glass, Interim Executive Director, at alex@artsbuildontario.ca.

Module #1: Strategic Planning and Partnerships

Presenter: Devin Glowinski, Co-Founder, Kilogram Studios
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 1pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $25

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Participants will be introduced to concepts that support individual core competencies and their organization’s efforts in planning for capital projects at their facilities. Frameworks for partnership development in local communities will also be explored.

Topics covered during the module will be:
• Reflection: identifying your organization’s key mandate
• Program goals and priorities of your facilities and determining what elements are missing
• Foundations for strategic planning, ideas, concepts and vision for your desired end state
• Establishing community partnerships to achieve collective impact
• Determining what is feasible through early iterations and schematic design
• Evaluating potential outcomes
• Developing a core project team and consultants

About our Presenter Devin Glowinski

Devin Glowinski is a Toronto-based urban planner and co-founder of Kilogram Studio, a licensed architectural practice. He maintains his professional currency through teaching interdisciplinary courses at Ryerson University to both undergraduate learners and adult learners through the Chang School of Continuing Education.He is a subject matter expert at Ryerson University and is currently redeveloping the course, Community Collaborations. This course brings together students from a range of disciplines and tackles big urban issues through field work and case study development. He excels at client engagement and working directly with end users in order to develop person-focused programs. He lectures on community collaborative initiatives, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning and community health. In 2012 he completed a community research project at the Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, Tel Aviv University. He looks forward to meeting and engaging with Arts Build Ontario members and partners.

Module #2: Financial Management and Capital Projects

Presenter: Brian Arnott, Principal, Novita Interpares
Thursday, November 21,  2019 | 1pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $25

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This module will introduce you to the six stages of capital project management beginning with the roles to be played by your Board throughout the process, to critical importance of early planning and cost control to working with your professional design team and specialists. You will learn what decisions your organization will need to make as Owner of the capital project at each stage.

About our Presenter Brian Arnott

Brian Arnott is the founding partner of Novita Interpares, Canada’s oldest cultural consultancy, and he has led all the company’s cultural projects – now numbering more than 1,000 of the company’s total of 1,400 completed projects.

Originally trained as a theatre designer, Brian has worked in professional theatre in Canada and the US as a production manager and company manager. He worked as an assistant designer for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. He has designed costumes, scenery and lighting for more than 40 stage productions. He was the drama critic for That’s Showbusiness for four years and Maclean’s Magazine for one year.

Brian Arnott is widely recognized as a leading expert in North America on the design of theatres and facilities for live performance and is a member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC.) In this capacity, he has been a visiting lecturer and guest critic at many schools of architecture.

As Head of Design for Novita’s technical company, Brian has designed more than 100 theatres and live performance facilities in Canada, the US and abroad. He is currently working on a small recital hall in Los Angeles. Brian has also curated and designed exhibitions for the National Gallery of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and he has produced documentaries for the CBC and the National Film Board.

Brian is a Founder and past National President of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) and has published monographs on several aspects of Canadian industrial history. As a volunteer in the cultural sector, Brian has been a member of the Board of Directors of Comus Music Theatre, The Pleiades Theatre, Factory Theatre (Chair) and six years as Chair of the Advisory Board for the Theatre Program at Humber College. Brian is currently Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Heritage Carpentry Program of the Nova Scotia Community College.

Module #3: Capital Campaigns and Community Engagement

Presenter: Brian Arnott, Principal, Novita Interpares
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 1pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $25

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This module will introduce you to the process of raising the money to finance your capital project.  Beginning with your case for support, you will learn how to develop a fundraising plan and the requirements for leadership and management for your campaign. You will also learn about the two parts of your campaign – the quiet campaign and the public campaign and donor recognition.

About our Presenter Brian Arnott

Brian Arnott is the founding partner of Novita Interpares, Canada’s oldest cultural consultancy, and he has led all the company’s cultural projects – now numbering more than 1,000 of the company’s total of 1,400 completed projects.

Originally trained as a theatre designer, Brian has worked in professional theatre in Canada and the US as a production manager and company manager. He worked as an assistant designer for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. He has designed costumes, scenery and lighting for more than 40 stage productions. He was the drama critic for That’s Showbusiness for four years and Maclean’s Magazine for one year.

Brian Arnott is widely recognized as a leading expert in North America on the design of theatres and facilities for live performance and is a member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC.) In this capacity, he has been a visiting lecturer and guest critic at many schools of architecture.

As Head of Design for Novita’s technical company, Brian has designed more than 100 theatres and live performance facilities in Canada, the US and abroad. He is currently working on a small recital hall in Los Angeles. Brian has also curated and designed exhibitions for the National Gallery of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and he has produced documentaries for the CBC and the National Film Board.

Brian is a Founder and past National President of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) and has published monographs on several aspects of Canadian industrial history. As a volunteer in the cultural sector, Brian has been a member of the Board of Directors of Comus Music Theatre, The Pleiades Theatre, Factory Theatre (Chair) and six years as Chair of the Advisory Board for the Theatre Program at Humber College. Brian is currently Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Heritage Carpentry Program of the Nova Scotia Community College.

Module #4: Operational Planning Before, During and After your Project

Presenters: Lauren Gould, Chief Operating Officer, Gardiner Museum and Jeanne LeSage, LeSage Arts Management
January 23, 2020 | 1pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: $25

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Capital projects change organizations and communities. They can test and expand the capacity of your building and the workload of every staff member.  Effective operational management at each stage of the project can positively influence its outcome. Within the framework of people, process, money, space, and communication, this session will consider the big picture in order to sustain a healthy organization.  Presented and led by Lauren Gould, Chief Operating Officer of the Gardiner Museum, who has who has managed four capital projects in the last two years and has survived to tell the tale, with Arts HR Consultant Jeanne LeSage of LeSage Arts Management.

About our Presenters Lauren Gould and Jeanne LeSage

Lauren Gould has worked in a variety of roles within the arts and higher education sectors with a focus on promoting public engagement, implementing organizational and capital improvements, and working in collaboration with a range of partners. Lauren has been involved in the planning, design development, fundraising, and execution of capital projects ranging from learning centres to ensuring building health to outdoor plazas. Since joining the Gardiner Museum in 2013 she has held roles as Audience Development Manager, Senior Manager of Development and Programs, and in the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2017.

Jeanne LeSage, LeSage Arts Management, CHRL, MBA. Jeanne is an arts consultant with 28+ years’ experience in the sector across Canada and abroad.  She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), holds an MBA in Management Consulting, and runs LeSage Arts Management with a focus on strategic human resources, organizational development, facilitation and strategy.  Proudly starting her career as a stage manager – she now works with arts organizations to “Make Arts Work Better” through consulting, research, teaching, conference speaking, and more. www.lesagearts.com

Many of the webinars from 2018 – 2020 will focus on accessibility as it relates to the Design for Public Spaces Standard and creative space capital projects. The webinars presented on the topic of accessibility are supported by the Government of Ontario. Visit our Accessibility page to find these webinars.

Upcoming Webinars

Community Partnerships and Creative Spaces, featuring Carousel Players
Date:
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
Presenter:
Kate Leathers, General Manager, Carousel Players
Cost: Free!
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As part of the Creative Spaces Capital Project Series, this webinar highlights Carousel Players’ as they went from one space to three! Carousel Players once operated out of the municipally owned “The Old Courthouse” in St. Catharines for a number of years, but needed to find a new home (or homes) as the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre neared completion. Kate Leathers, General Manager at Carousel Players will share their story on how they forged new partnerships with the faith, post secondary and cultural sectors to find multiple spaces to fit their organizational needs, and for other theatre companies in need of performance and rehearsal space. This webinar will focus on community partnerships, evolution of cultural infrastructure in a community and the successes/challenges of operating out of multiple spaces.

Past Webinars

ACCESSIBILITY

Best Practices for Architects, Designers and Creative Spaces on Accessibility
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Design for Public Spaces Advanced: How can Creative Spaces Go Beyond the Standard?
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Invisible Disabilities and Creative Spaces
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Safety, Fire Codes and Accessibility for Creative Spaces
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Design for Public Spaces 101: Where do Creative Spaces Start
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Let’s Talk About Disability and Creative Spaces
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Promoting Physical Accessibility in Space Rentals
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Resources: Accessibility Resources in Ontario

MANAGING CREATIVE SPACES

Working Together: Multi-Partner Creative Space Projects
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Alternative Creative Spaces and Adaptive Reuse Projects 
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Engaging Community in Municipal Performing Arts Space Projects 
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Recap from the Creative Spaces Projects Brainstorming Session
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Volunteer Boards and Creative Space Projects
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SPACE RENTALS

Balancing Programming and Space Rentals

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Staffing Strategies for Space Rentals & Events
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Resources: Rental Inquiry Form for Performing ArtsJob Description – FOH SupervisorJob Description – Event CaptainJob Description – UsherExample Shift Swapping Policy

Using Data to Find your Renter Audience
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Marketing your Rental Spaces
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Contracts and Agreements: Landlords and Tenants
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Resources: Rental Agreement Templates

Space Management 101: Keys to Success
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ASSET MANAGEMENT

Asset Management Part 1: Understanding your Facility
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Asset Management Part 2: Planning Ahead

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CAPITAL PROJECT SUPPORT

Expressing Community Value in Creative Spaces
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Capital Project Success: Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery and Streetcar Crowsnest
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Board Relations and Capital Projects
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Capital Project Success: Stories from the Ottawa Art Gallery and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
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Capital Project Case Study: The Tett Centre
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CREATIVE HUBS

NEW MODELS FOR CULTURAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT

Webinar #1: Developing Sustainable Cultural Space: Multi-Tenant Arts Centres 101. (May 15, 2013)
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Webinar #2: Making Space for Creativity: Designing for Collaboration. (June 19, 2013)
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Webinar #3: Shared Spaces, Shared Values: Building Partnerships for Community Cultural Hubs. (October 2nd, 2013)
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Webinar #4: School’s Out: Re-purposing Surplus Schools as Cultural Spaces. (November 6th, 2013)
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy Efficient Lighting for Performing Arts Facilities with Ledvance Sylvania
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Energy Efficient Lighting for Visual Arts Facilities and Museums with Ledvance Sylvania
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