The Arts Facilities Mentoring Network is back for 2017/2018!

October 26, 2016
The Arts Facilities Mentoring Network is back!
Calling all arts managers – grow your professional network and skills needed to execute capital projects and renovations with the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network!

ArtsBuild Ontario (ABO) and our partners at WorkInCulture (WIC) are very excited to announce we are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 iteration of our popular Arts Facilities Mentoring Network! The 2016 program has launched with full registration and we are excited to offer this opportunity to another 20 mentoring pairs!

Apply for a mentorship today!
Only 20 spots available. 
About the Program

Through the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, leaders in Ontario’s nonprofit arts community who are responsible for their facilities or capital related issues will have access to one-to-one learning with an experienced professional with knowledge and expertise related to their facility projects.


ArtsBuild and WorkInCulture will match cultural leaders from around Ontario with experienced mentors based on the projects, plans and challenges identified in their application. Mentoring teams will meet in person or remotely for up to three hours a month for twelve months. The mentoring team discussions are confidential and will focus on particular challenges and skills identified by the mentoree at the beginning of the partnership.

To ensure the program is successful for all participants, ABO and WIC will periodically check-in with participants over a brief phone call throughout the year.

“As a participant in the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network I was delighted to be partnered with Janna Levitt of LGA Architectural Partners. Janna is such a generous and brilliant individual, incredibly plugged in and able to offer high-quality, informed advice and referrals to help us meet our goals. The chance to network with the other mentor/mentee participants and to participate in relevant educational programming allowed me to grow and learn very much. Thank you to ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture for offering this incredible opportunity to the arts community.”
– Corrie Sakaluk
Former General Manager at Dance Collection Danse
Mentoree, Arts Facilities Mentoring Network 2014/15
Program Timeline
Deadline for Applications
Application Selection
Partner Matching
Kick-Off Workshop (Mandatory)
Mentoring Sessions Begin
Mid-Session Debrief Workshop
Wrap-Up Event
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
January 2017
January 2017 – March 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
April 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
March 2018

How to Apply

1. Complete the Application Form – Deadline is January 10, 2017!
2. Record and email us a 1-2 minute video of yourself. Your video should tell us about your background and how the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network will benefit you.
3. EMAIL both the application form and video to .

If you are selected, you will have to sign a letter of agreement outlining roles and expectations. There is fee of $175 + HST to the mentorees to participate.

More on the Program

Contact Alex Glass, Program Manager at 519.880.3670 ext. 103 or.