Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
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, Fafael + Bigauskas Architects
Interior Design: Quadrangle Architects
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