Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Our work involves clustering creative people together in real estate projects that serve the needs of the arts and cultural community and advance multiple public policy objectives, private development interests, community and neighbourhood aspirations and philanthropic missions.


Artscape DIY –

Information on creative placemaking building on Artscape’s 25 years of experience  you will find case studies, tools and resources, including downloadable templates and examples, films, guides and articles designed to help you through the often complex and risky business of developing sustainable, affordable space for culture and creativity which responds and contributes to the transformation and revitalization of communities. 


Canadian Artists Representation –

Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. As a non-profit association and a National Art Service Organization, our mandate is to promote the visual arts in Canada, to promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada, and to conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes. 


Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective

Copyright in Canada is automatic upon creation of a work and usually lasts for the artist’s lifetime plus fifty years. Through its licensing services, CARCC can help an artist to protect copyright and to benefit from it.


Craft Ontario (formerly known as Ontario Craft Council)

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.


CreativeCity Network –   

Municipalities are playing a growing role in the development of arts, culture and heritage in Canada. The Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC) is an organization of municipal staff working in communities across Canada on arts, cultural and heritage policy, planning, development and support. 


 Cultural Human Resources Council and 

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues.  The cultural sector includes a labour force of over 539,000 and several thousand businesses and organizations – large, medium and small, not-for-profit and for-profit.


 Hill Strategies –

Hill Strategies Research is a Canadian company that specializes in applying social science research methods to the arts sector.Our strength comes from our focus on the arts, which has allowed us to develop substantial networks and knowledge regarding Canada’s arts sector.


Municipal Cultural Planning Inc

MCPI is a coalition of provincial government agencies, municipalities, cultural service organizations, post-secondary institutions and others dedicated to promoting MCP across the province.



Theatre Ontario is a charitable, not-for-profit association of professional, community, and educational theatre organizations and artists with a variety of Programs and Services and Resources available for theatre organizations and artists.  Theatre Ontario develops and supports theatre practitioners across the province, by providing resources, networking, training and advocacy.


Work in Culture –

Work in Culture’s Mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long careerdevelopment and business skills training. Site has a good job bank of cultural careers postings.