The Creative Spaces Mentoring Network is Accepting Applications for 2020-21!


Mentorship is about expanding your knowledge, growing your skills and making connections. ArtsBuild Ontario’s Creative Spaces Mentoring Network (CSMN) is a mentoring program for cultural leaders in Ontario’s art sector focused on strengthening the business and management skills needed to successfully oversee, renew and develop creative spaces. The 2020-21 CSMN program is now open for applications!

ArtsBuild Ontario 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 for up to three hours monthly from June 2020 to May 2021. The mentoring team discussions are confidential and will focus on particular challenges and skills identified by the mentee at the beginning of the partnership. All teams will take part in a Kick-Off Workshop and Wrap Up Webinar.  Additional training materials and learning opportunities, including webinars on creative space projects, will be provided to participants.


Deadline for Mentee Applications Friday, March 13, 2020
Application Selection March 2020
Partner Matching March 2020 – May 2020
First Training Webinar Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Mentoring Sessions Begin Monday, June 1, 2020
Mid-Program Workshop/Webinar Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Wrap Up Webinar Week of April 26, 2021

1. Complete the Application Form
2. Provide a letter of support for your mentee application
3. Record a 1 – 2 minute video on your smartphone or web camera telling us: about you and your organization, your facilities plans and/or projects, and how this opportunity would benefit you. Email your video with your application.
4. Submit the application online and email the letter of support as well as a video file or link to Amy Poole, Program Manager at

If you are selected and matched with a mentor there will be a $200 +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 Ontario, we will work hard to match you with a suitable mentor based on the skills outlined in your application.


For more information about the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network, please contact Amy Poole, Program Manager at 519.880.3670 ext 102 or

Read more information on the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network page!