ArtsBuild Ontario is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to realizing long-term solutions for building, managing and financing the sustainable arts facilities needed in Ontario communities.
SpaceFinder Waterloo Region
SpaceFinder is a free matchmaking tool for renters looking for creative space, and spaces looking to promote their rentals. It increases the visibility of creative work spaces throughout creative communities. ArtsBuild Ontario is bringing this valuable tool for artists and organizations to interested creative communities across the province. Alongside local leaders and US-based site creator Fractured Atlas, ArtsBuild has helped to successfully launch SpaceFinder in Toronto and Hamilton and is currently expanding to Waterloo Region. The launch of SpaceFinder Waterloo Region has been made possible through the support of the Region of Waterloo, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, and City of Cambridge, and the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Ontario Trillium Foundation.
SpaceFinder is an innovative solution for both artists and creative venues. For artists, the process of finding available and affordable work space is frustrating, inefficient and time consuming. Meanwhile many rentable spaces are tragically underutilized, even as a rental revenue continues to be critical for the sustainability of creative venues. For cultural policy-makers, the decision making process around building projects, subsidizing venues, or re-purposing space for cultural use often presents a serious challenge. The data collected through SpaceFinder about where spaces are and what artists are looking for can help cultural policy-makers make more informed decisions.
By donating to ArtsBuild to support SpaceFinder Waterloo Region, you are helping us continue to provide this valuable service for arts organizations. This service allows venues/spaces to expand their revenue stream and give access to underutilized spaces for artists, and maintains the creative spaces that make our community a vibrant place to live. Your money will go towards underfunded expenses such as software, marketing and staff costs.
Support can be provided to ArtsBuild Ontario by contacting Lindsay Golds, Executive Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (519) 880-3670 ext. 102.
If a donor would like to anonymously support SpaceFinder Waterloo Region, they can do so by visiting our CanadaHelps page.