Rendering of 522 Malkin Ave

Lease opportunity: City arts production hub at 522 Malkin Avenue

What's happeningInterested in operating this cultural amenity space? Submit a request for proposal (RFP) in fall 2024

We will be seeking proposals from eligible Vancouver-based arts and cultural organizations interested in operating this cultural amenity facility. 

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The cultural amenity space is located on the ground floor of a larger mixed-use development at 522 Malkin Street. The space will be leased to a non-profit arts operator.

The intended use and goals for the space is to:

  • Be a dedicated space for local non-profit visual arts production
  • Provide affordable and accessible cultural space on a cost-recovery basis that balances sustainability and affordability 
  • Support and amplify the artistic practices and voices of artists from Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Indigenous communities, and equity-deserving communities

Key features

  • Approximately 6,500 square feet of space at ground floor level
  • Facilities for occasional event use
  • Artist studios accommodating a range of light industrial visual arts including:
    • Fired ceramics
    • Wood-working including carving
    • Sculpture
    • Metal work
    • Silk screening
    • Print making
    • Artistic practices using epoxy, fibreglass, or other toxic or hazardous materials 

Artist studio spaces are not suitable for ongoing theatre, dance, music, or other performing arts uses. 

The space will be finished and equipped (excluding furniture and other specialized equipment).