Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
Artscape Gibraltar Point is a community cultural hub nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island, open year-round. Since 1999, more than 1,000 artists have experienced the unique and natural setting of the Artscape Gibraltar Point through affordable short- and long-term studio rentals. As an event venue, Artscape Gibraltar Point hosts music and art festivals, open studio tours, short-term residencies, community celebrations, workshops, small conferences, meetings and fundraisers each year.
Located in the 35,000 square-foot, former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, its tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas.
Over the years, many hundreds of artists have experimented and created art through self-directed artist retreats and programmed/thematic residencies hosted in our overnight accommodations. In addition to visiting artists, fifteen long-term artist work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, theatre companies and a recording studio – all of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Artscape Gibraltar Point.
Artscape Gibraltar Point also plays host to private events, managed by Artscape Event Venues.
Read the full case study for this project (including its history and development) on the Artscape D.I.Y. website.