Applications are open for the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network 2024-25 Cohort.
The Creative Spaces Mentoring Network (CSMN) is a program directly for artists, arts managers, and community members responsible for a creative space. The program focuses on providing a platform for arts leaders to grow their business and management skills to oversee, renew and develop creative spaces.
Creative spaces can include:
- art galleries
- studio spaces
- art centres
- maker spaces
- market spaces
- arts institutions
… in short, spaces that support the arts.
About the program
Through the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network, leaders in Ontario’s arts community who are responsible for their spaces, capital-related issues, or are seeking to acquire or establish physical/digital creative space will have the unique opportunity of virtual one-to-one learning with an experienced professional in the Ontario arts and heritage sector. ABO encourages interested arts leaders who are engaged at any level of creative space development to apply!
In joining the CSMN 2024-25 cohort, you will have the opportunity to engage with like-minded peers.
How it works
ArtsBuild Ontario will match arts and cultural leaders from around Ontario with Mentors with relevant experience. After an initial training webinar, the mentoring teams will meet online for a suggested time of up to three hours monthly from March 1st, 2024 to February 28th, 2025. 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 Webinar, Mid-Program Webinar, and a Wrap Up Webinar.
|Deadline for Mentee Applications||Friday, December 8th, 2023|
|Mentee Application Selection||January 2024 – February 2024|
|Program Begins||Friday, March 1st, 2024|
|First Training Webinar||Wednesday, March 13th, 2024|
|Mid Point Webinar||Wednesday, June 26th, 2024|
|Wrap-Up Webinar||Wednesday, January 15th, 2025|
|Program Ends||Friday, February 28th, 2025|