Artscape Daniels Launchpad

In Development

Nearly 700,000 Canadians are employed today in the creative and cultural sector, with Ontario being home to more than twice the number of cultural and creative workers than any other province. For over 30 years, Artscape has been invested in identifying the economic, cultural and social impact that artists and designers contribute to the communities and cities where they live and work. Artscape understands the huge value they contribute, and knows that when it comes to building sustainable, rewarding careers, organizations and businesses, their struggles are intensifying.

Artscape is proud to present Artscape Daniels Launchpad, a one-stop art and design entrepreneurship hub opening in 2018 that provides affordable membership-based access to a multi-disciplinary environment full of tools, equipment and technology, entrepreneurship programs and activities, and a marketplace of services, resources and opportunities. A truly new model of creative space, Artscape Daniels Launchpad supports creative production, collaboration, experimentation, invention and idea exchange, and provides the ideal environment for creatives to fully explore and realize their potential. Artscape Daniels Launchpad will empower creators to thrive.

Artscape Daniels Launchpad is named in recognition of the outstanding financial support of The Daniels Corporation and the John and Myrna Daniels Foundation, whose leadership gift of $5.75 million includes $625,000 in support from The Daniels Corporation’s partner WJ Properties. The project has also been made possible in part by the Government of Canada through Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, TD Bank, and a network of generous philanthropic donors and investors. The programming of Artscape Daniels Launchpad is supported by FedDev Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Media Development Corporation, the City of Toronto through Start Up Here Toronto, the Metcalf Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

Projected Opening: 2018
Development Partners: The Daniels Corporation
Interior Design: Quadrangle
Architect: RAW Design, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects

Membership & Programs

Artscape has been offering its Launchpad range of entrepreneurship programs for artists and designers since 2014. Courses, workshops and professional events are ongoing; visit for full details and sign-up opportunity.

Access to Artscape Daniels Launchpad's main facilities, core programs and services, and creative production studios will be membership based. Artscape is developing the membership model and will be releasing details in early 2018. If you're interested in becoming a member in 2018, stay in touch by subscribing to our Artscape Daniels Launchpad newsletter.

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