Studios in the Artist Live-Work Studio Awards Program

There are currently seven studios in the program: five are residential work spaces (live-work) and two are work-only.

Art practices allowed

All studios are approved for producing dance, music, creative writing, painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture, most crafts, video, and moving- or still photography.

Welding and glassblowing are not permitted. None of the studios has venting for toxic fumes. Soundproofing varies so the use of amplified music is generally not permitted.

Occupancy

All live-work artist studios have a maximum occupancy of two persons including children.

Availability

The studios are awarded through a juried process that takes place once every three years.

The next application intake for the program will be fall 2017.

Live-work studios

Studio 1: Award studio, single level on third floor

  • Location: East 4th Avenue and Scotia Street
  • Rent: $1.00 per three-year term
  • Size: 530 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Fridge, stove, washer/dryer, concrete floors, and a large, northeast-facing window
  • Building amentities: Common roof deck area and amenity room
  • Parking: Street parking

Photos of artist live-work studio #1

Studio 2: Affordable rental studio, split-level one bedroom

This is the only one-bedroom unit in the program so artists with a child will be given priority.

  • Location: West 8th Avenue and Cambie Street
  • Rent: $375.00 per month
  • Size: 960 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Fridge, stove, washer/dryer, and 140 square feet of deck/balcony space
  • Building amentities: Common exercise room, green roof, and gallery space
  • Parking: One parking stall 

Floor plan of live-work studio #2

Photos of artist live-work studio #2 (interior, exterior common area patio)

Studio 3: Affordable rental studio, split-level

  • Location: East Pender Street near Clark Drive
  • Rent: $440.00 per month
  • Size: 1,075 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Fridge, stove, dishwasher, security alarm, and 300-square-foot loft area
  • Building amentities: Common exercise room, green roof, and gallery space
  • Parking: One parking stall

Photos of artist live-work studio #3

Studio 4: Affordable rental studio

  • Location: Marine Drive and Cambie Street 
  • Rent: $470.00 per month
  • Size: 1,150 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Fridge, stove, washer/dryer, storage area, 410-square-foot loft area, and west-facing garden patio
  • Parking: One parking stall

Floor plan of artist live-work studio #4

Studio 5: Affordable rental studio

  • Location: Marine Drive and Cambie Street 
  • Rent: $375.00 per month
  • Size: 910 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Fridge, stove, washer/dryer, storage area, 295-square-foot loft area, and west-facing garden patio
  • Parking: One parking stall

Floor plan of artist live-work studio #5 

Work-only studios

Studio 6: Award studio

  • Location: West 6th Avenue and Fir Street
  • Rent: $1.00 per three-year term
  • Size: 400 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Washroom, slop sink and counter, and picture-hanging system
  • Parking: One parking stall

Exterior of work-only studio #6. Photo © Ed White Photographics
Photo © Ed White Photographics

Photos of artist work-only studio #6

Studio 7: Affordable rental studio

  • Location: West 6th Avenue and Fir Street
  • Rent: $300.00 per month 
  • Size: 400 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Washroom, slop sink and counter, and picture-hanging system
  • Parking: One parking stall