ArtsBuild Ontario (ABO) is pleased to enter into our seventh iteration of the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network, a mentoring program for arts and cultural leaders focused on strengthening the business and management skills needed to manage, renew and develop creative spaces.

Through the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network, leaders in Ontario’s arts community who are responsible for their creative space(s) will have access to one-to-one learning with an experienced professional with knowledge and expertise related to their projects.
 
If you would like to apply to the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network, please complete the form below and submit a letter of support along with a 1-2 minute video to amy@artsbuildontario.ca.
 
The deadline to apply is Friday, February 19, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. 
 
If you have any questions about the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network and/or the application process, please contact Amy Poole, Program Manager at 519-880-3670 ext 102.

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* 1. Applicant contact information

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* 2. Organization website 

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* 3. Please share a brief summary of your personal work history and experience.

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* 4. Please share a brief description of your organization and its creative spaces. Include major achievements or challenges, as relevant to your mentorship.

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* 5. How will mentoring assist you and your organization in addressing current issues around your creative space, as described above?

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* 6. What skills would you like to improve and develop through mentoring? Please be as specific as possible.

Below are some examples of skills to assist with identification. Identify 1 skill that you wish to develop through this mentorship.

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* 7. If you have a mentor in mind for the program, please provide their name and information below.

Please note:  We are happy to contact a suggested mentor made by an applicant. Please keep in mind that the program does have certain requirements for participating mentors and we cannot guarantee that your recommendation will be the final choice.

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* 8. If you did not answer Question 7, please skip this question. 

If you have listed a mentor above, please indicate if you have contacted this individual to be your mentor and how you would benefit from their partnership.

Along with submitting this application form, please provide the following support information:

Video 
A brief (1-2 minute) video of yourself telling us:
1. Who you are
2. About your organization and building project
3. How you would benefit from this opportunity

You can record your video using a smartphone or web camera.

Letter of Support
A support letter from a credible reference in your community, your board or organization.

Email the Video and Letter of Support after you submit this application form. 
Please send your video and support letter to amy@artsbuildontario.ca 

Please allow us at least two weeks following the deadline of Friday, February 19, 2020 to respond to your application. Mentor-Mentee matching will take place for all who have been selected, and you will be directly involved in this process with ArtsBuild Ontario.
If you are selected, you will also be asked to sign a letter of agreement outlining roles and expectations, and to consider providing consent for the use of any quotes, images, or video of yourself for future iterations of the program. Consent is not necessary, but we would appreciate your consideration as we promote future iterations of the program!

There is a fee of $50 + HST to the mentee to participate in the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network 2021-2022 program. You are not required to make this payment until you have been matched with a mentor.

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