Studios in the Artist Studio Award Program

There are currently seven studios in the program: five are residential work spaces (live-work) and two are work-only. We award the studios through a juried process that takes place once every three years.

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.

Live-work studios

Studio 1: Affordable rental award studio, single level on third floor

  • Location: 272 East 4th Avenue at Scotia Street
  • Rent: $215.00 per month
  • Size: 528 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Fridge, stove, washer/dryer, full 4 piece bathroom, concrete floors, and a large, northeast-facing window 
  • Building amentities: Common roof deck area and amenity room
  • Parking: Street parking

(No floor plan available at this time.)

Photos of artist live-work studio #1

Studio 2: Affordable rental award 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: 485 West 8th Avenue at Cambie Street
  • Rent: $375.00 per month
  • Size: 911 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Fridge, stove, washer/dryer, and 235 square feet of deck/balcony space, and full 4 piece bathroom 
  • 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 award studio, split-level

  • Location: 1202 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

(No floor plan available at this time.)

Photos of artist live-work studio #3

Studio 4: Affordable rental award studio

  • Location: 8031 Nunavut Lane, near 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

Interior of artist studio 4 with window and utility sink

Studio 5: Affordable rental award studio

  • Location: 8031 Nunavut Lane, near 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: Affordable rental award studio

  • Location: 1571 West 6th Avenue at Fir Street
  • Rent: $165.00 per month
  • Size: 400 square feet
  • Studio amenities: Washroom, slop sink and counter, and picture-hanging system
  • Parking: One parking stall

Studio 7: Affordable rental award studio

  • Location: 1573 West 6th Avenue at Fir Street
  • Rent: $165.00 per month 
  • 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