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Asset Planner for the Arts - How it Helps Ontario's Arts Organizations
If you’re like many arts organizations, being proactive around keeping your facilities in good condition is a real challenge.  You know which window is a bit drafty, but do you know how long your building’s roof will last?  ArtsBuild’s newest resource, Asset Planner for the Arts, now makes it possible for you to track all of your facility’s components in one place – from the roof shingles down to the furnace pilot light. 

And Asset Planner does even more.  It lets you know how much it will cost to replace outdated parts of your building and when you need to do the work.

With Asset Planner for the Arts, you can get a full assessment of your facility’s condition and create accurate, detailed capital forecasts for up to 30 years, with a focus on the next five years.

With Asset Planner for the Arts, you can:
  • be proactive in managing your annual capital projects, upgrades and maintenance
  • have the confidence to use your limited budget wisely
  • plan ahead by knowing the costs of keeping your space in good repair
  • support decision making with detailed information and easy to understand reports and capital forecasts for up to 30 years
Why Asset Planner for the Arts Works So Well
ArtsBuild is collaborating with Ameresco
– a leading asset sustainability company that draws on decades of experience and data from buildings like yours to customize their highly regarded system for the arts sector.  Normally only available to large organizations, Asset Planner for the Arts is designed for the nonprofit arts community.

ArtsBuild’s subsidy for Asset Planner for the Arts saves you 50% off this two-year program. 
Through special support from Canadian Heritage, you can access all the power of Asset Planner for the Arts at a special subsidized rate.

What’s Included in Asset Planner for the Arts
  • An initial configuration to model your facility and upload your details onto Asset Planner’s cloud-based platform. Even better – the Ameresco pros do all this for you!
  • An in-depth site visit from a qualified building assessor who will make sure your information is complete and accurate
  • Two-year license to Asset Planner for the Arts software
  • Full training in Asset Planner for the Arts and support for two years
Who's Using Asset Planner
Thunder Bay's Magnus Theatre has recently joined the program. Based in the renovated Central School
– a heritage site with an addition – Magnus is a perfect example of how building components can vary in age and material, but are easy to track and maintain with a dedicated system set up by the pros.

Contact Lindsay MacDonald, Director of Programs, to book your free Asset Planner demo: (519) 880-3670 x 102 or
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