Financial Management and Capital Projects

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Financial Management and Capital Projects

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Don’t miss the second module in ArtsBuild Ontario’s creative spaces online training series—financial management and capital projects.

The training series is designed to support arts managers in building the core skills necessary to support capital projects and ongoing operations in creative spaces.

Delivered by topic experts working in the sector, each module focusses on a topic area identified as the most integral to capital projects by ArtsBuild Ontario’s network of 2,500+ arts organizations. Arts managers will have the opportunity to engage with presenters during the sessions.

Financial Management and Capital Projects
Presenter: Brian Arnott, Principal, Novita Interpares
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30pm EST
Cost: $25

This module will introduce you to the six stages of capital project management beginning with the roles to be played by your Board throughout the process, to critical importance of early planning and cost control to working with your professional design team and specialists. You will learn what decisions your organization will need to make as Owner of the capital project at each stage.

Arts managers will have the opportunity to engage with presenters during the sessions. Participants will be provided with module materials, link to the recording and resources following the webinar.

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These modules are designed for arts managers working within creative spaces under a variety of operating models and communities. If you have any questions about the series or would like more information, please contact Alex Glass, Interim Executive Director, at

About our Presenter
Brian Arnott, BA, MFA, ASTC, CA

Brian Arnott is the founding partner of Novita Interpares, Canada’s oldest cultural consultancy, and he has led all the company’s cultural projects—now numbering more than 1,000 of the company’s total of 1,400 completed projects.

Originally trained as a theatre designer, Brian has worked in professional theatre in Canada and the US as a production manager and company manager. He worked as an assistant designer for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. He has designed costumes, scenery and lighting for more than 40 stage productions. He was the drama critic for That’s Showbusiness for four years and Maclean’s Magazine for one year.

Brian Arnott is widely recognized as a leading expert in North America on the design of theatres and facilities for live performance and is a member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC.) In this capacity, he has been a visiting lecturer and guest critic at many schools of architecture.

As head of design for Novita’s technical company, Brian has designed more than 100 theatres and live performance facilities in Canada, the US and abroad. He is currently working on a small recital hall in Los Angeles. Brian has also curated and designed exhibitions for the National Gallery of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and he has produced documentaries for the CBC and the National Film Board.

Brian is a founder and past National President of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) and has published monographs on several aspects of Canadian industrial history. As a volunteer in the cultural sector, Brian has been a member of the board of directors of Comus Music Theatre, The Pleiades Theatre, Factory Theatre (Chair) and six years as chair of the advisory board for the theatre program at Humber College. Brian is currently Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Heritage Carpentry Program of the Nova Scotia Community College.

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