Artscape Launchpad

In Development

Artists and creative professionals are at the heart of the creative economy − an economic powerhouse that contributes $53.2 billion to Canada's GDP. For over 30 years, Artscape has been invested in understanding the economic, cultural and social impact that artists and creatives contribute to the communities and cities where they live and work. We understand the huge value they contribute and, all too often, we see how they aren't sharing in the value they help to create.

That’s why we’re building Artscape Launchpad – a new model of creative space: part incubator, part co-working facility and part entrepreneurship centre – a place devoted to helping creative professionals and businesses thrive.

Artscape Launchpad, scheduled to open in 2018 as part of the Daniels Waterfront − City of the Arts complex, has been designed by Artscape to provide art and design professionals with the tools, resources, training and mentorship to build successful careers rooted in sustainable business.

Members will gain access to a 30,000 square-foot, multi-disciplinary co-working environment full of equipment and technology, as well as a whole suite of programs and services to help them grow their incomes and launch new businesses.

Artscape Launchpad will also serve as a home base for our programs and workshops designed specifically for creative entrepreneurs.

The combination of programs, services and facilities that Artscape Launchpad will bring together is unprecedented. It will be a game-changer for artists and designers, a major boost for Ontario's $23 billion creative economy and a jolt of urban acupuncture that will help bring Toronto's waterfront to life.

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

Project Development

You can read the research report on the early stages of this project on Artscape DIY under Artscape Research Publications.Visit and join our mailing list (sign-up below) to be notified as information on the building's progress is made public.

Artscape Launchpad Programs for Creative Entrepreneurs

Since 2014, Artscape has been offering a variety of programs for artists and creative professionals to start or expand their creative businesses. The Creative Business Design Workshop, Creative Entrepreneurship Intensive and Creative Entrepreneurship Program all are designed specifically to enable artists to make a better living from their work and artistic practice.
No experience is required for these programs; all you need is a new or evolving business idea. Classes are affordable and small - 20 people max - and designed to fit your busy schedule. We encourage both individuals and members of cultural organizations to participate,
Visit our dedicated website,, for more information. Sign up for our mailing list and be the first to know when we announce new programs, dates and updates. And check out our video for a snapshot of how our Creative Entrepreneurship Program can get your business idea started and growing.


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