Resources

SpaceFinder Simcoe County is a FREE matchmaking tool for renters looking for creative space, and spaces looking to promote their rentals. SpaceFinder is a “go to” site for artists, creative types and event planners looking for unique space to rent. SpaceFinder Simcoe County helps venues and renters with easy to use features:
For Venues For Renters
Detailed listings Free to search
Online calendar Free to book
Booking request forms  Over 150 search criteria
Online payment   List of local alternative spaces
Free help desk assistance Free help desk assistance
 
Have questions? Contact Eilidh Fisher, Program Coordinator at ArtsBuild Ontario at 519-880-3670 ext 101 or eilidh@artsbuildontario.ca. 
SpaceFinder Simcoe County is made possible by the County of Simcoe and community partners including the Town of Collingwood.
 
A History of Arts and Culture in Collingwood features three volumes of information including clippings, programs and newsletters about some of the organizations and people who helped shape Collingwood's thriving arts and culture scene. It's available in the Collingwood Public Library, local history section, and highlights will soon will be available online here. 
 
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artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching grants - for every one dollar raised in sponsorship, Business for the Arts will match it with another dollar - doubling their sponsorship opportunity. 
 
Business for the Arts announced in January, 2017 that Collingwood would benefit from an investment in sponsorship training and matching incentive grants for local arts and culture organizations through artsVest. With funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Canada, $30,000 in matching funds will be available to Collingwood arts organizations. Following an in-depth sponsorship training workshop for community arts and culture organizations, eligible groups have six months to match their grant with new sponsorships from local businesses, thereby doubling the impact of the sponsorship. They also receive individualized mentorship sessions with Canada’s top sponsorship experts; Peer-to-Peer training workshops; webinars, marketing and branding tutorials; and access to a 6-module e-Learning sponsorship course. http://www.businessforthearts.org/