City-owned industrial spaces become artist studios

Artist studios in city-owned industrial spaces

Studio space available at The Arts Factory, 281 Industrial Avenue

Are you an independent artist, or part of an artist group or collective, in need of studio space? Do you work with industrial- and fabrication-based processes, such as sculpture, painting, fabric, wood, and ceramics?

Apply to license studio space from The Arts Factory and form a multidisciplinary community of emerging and established artists.

The Arts Factory is a City-owned industrial warehouse near Main Street and Terminal Avenue with newly-renovated art production spaces and shared amenities. The building is operated by the Arts Factory Society and the anchor tenant, Great Northern Way Scene Shop.

Application deadline December 2013 
Projected move-in December 2013

Learn more and apply for a studio

"Hot desks" coming in fall 2013

Check back for further details about the short-term, shared-use office desks and meeting spaces upstairs in The Arts Factory.

More artist studios to come

The City is working to identify more buildings we own that could be converted to affordable artist studios and art-production spaces.

Did you know?

Work-only artist studios can repurpose—without a development permit—industrial buildings zoned
I-2, based on Council-approved updates to the Zoning and Development Bylaw.