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Deadline for Mentee Applications Friday, December 14, 2018

Mentorship is about expanding your knowledge, growing your skills and making connections. ArtsBuild Ontario is pleased to begin the fifth iteration of the Creative Spaces 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 Creative Spaces Mentoring Network, leaders in Ontario’s arts community who are responsible for their spaces or capital related issues will have the unique opportunity of one-to-one learning with an experienced professional.

The 2019-20 mentoring program will include an in-person Kick Off workshop, Wrap Up Webinar and optional webinars on topics around creative spaces.

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 February 2019 to February 2020. 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, December 14, 2018
Application selection November  –  December 2018
Partner Matching November 2018 – January 2019
First Training Workshop February 26, 2019
Mentoring Sessions Begin February 27, 2019
Wrap Up Webinar March 2020


1. Complete the Application Form
2. Provide a letter of support for your mentee application
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 Creative Spaces Mentoring Network. Email your video with your application.
3. Submit the application online and email the letter of support as well as video file or link to

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 Ontario, we 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


For more information about the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network, please contact Alex Glass, Program & Assistant Executive Director at 519.880.3670 ext 103 or

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