ArtsBuild Ontario Workshop Coming to Greater Sudbury

Oct 2, 2015

Arts nonprofit organizations in the region are invited to attend ArtsBuild Ontario’s LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT workshop on October 6 and 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Greater Sudbury Public Library South End Branch. 

LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT is a two day workshop designed to strengthen the management and financial capacity of nonprofit arts and cultural centres. It is the first province-wide workshop that helps nonprofit organizations gain knowledge and skills to build, manage and finance their facilities, and to engage the community in their building projects. LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT will be presented in 10 Ontario communities from October 2014 to March 2016. 

Arts organizations will gain the necessary knowledge, tools and resources to manage facilities from a nonprofit standpoint. The workshop includes four half-day modules, led by experts Rick Gosine, Richard Bright, Jaime Hass and Jeremy Freiburger. Topics covered at the workshop include Building New Facilities, Alternative Financing Options for Creative Spaces, Managing/Maintaining Sustainable Facilities and Engaging Your Community in Your Creative Spaces. After attending this workshop, arts nonprofits will walk away armed with new knowledge for their building projects.

Community Hosts for LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT – Greater Sudbury

Greater Sudbury Development Corporation: The goal of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) is to strengthen economic development and quality of life in the Greater Sudbury area. The GSDC works toward this goal by attracting investments to Greater Sudbury and promoting the region's comparative advantages. 

An important goal of our Cultural Plan is to grow beautiful environments that reflect Greater Sudbury's cultural richness and heritage.  Having creative places ensures that local talent can perform on centre stage right here in Sudbury.  Timing is perfect to offer these workshops as they tie in with the many local cultural facilities that are in development and provides specific tools to those currently running facilities.
-Meredith Armstrong, Manager of Tourism & Culture with the City of Greater Sudbury

Greater Sudbury Public Library: Greater Sudbury Public Library is proud to offer a wide range of bilingual services and collections which meet the information and leisure needs of all ages. The Greater Sudbury Public Library strives to enrich the lives of individuals and the spirit of the community by providing the highest quality library service to our citizens in their quest to read, learn, educate and dream. 

Bringing ArtsBuild Ontario’s LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT workshop to Greater Sudbury is a significant opportunity to further strengthen our vibrant arts, culture, and heritage community. Working collaboratively to build our infrastructural capacity will ensure the sustainability of our creative spaces and by extension the cultural vitality of our region.
- Brian Harding, Manager of Libraries and Heritage Resources with the Greater Sudbury Public Library

Regroupement des organismes culturels de Sudbury (ROCS): The ROCS is a coalition of seven francophone arts and culture organizations formed in 2007. The coalition gives a common voice to the sector and fosters strategic collaborations amongst its members. 

As the ROCS now prepares to move forward with the Place des Arts project, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to share with leaders who have successfully created similar arts centres in Ontario!
    - Paulette Gagnon, Director of Development, ROCS
ArtsBuild Ontario: ArtsBuild Ontario is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to providing long-term solutions to building, managing and financing the sustainable facilities needed for vibrant cultural activity to flourish in our communities. 
LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT is generously supported by the Government of Ontario, Ontario Arts Council and TD Bank. 

Registration Information
Participants pay only $130+HST per person, covering: 
• Participation in all four modules over two days
• Catered lunch each day
• Access to online materials and a learning network post-workshop

Register online at or contact Alex Glass at or call 519.880.3670 x102.