Seeking Occupants and Program Partners for Artscape Hub at Weston Common

Artscape is seeking proposals from non-profit arts and/or culture organizations and artist collectives/groups to occupy and program key spaces within Artscape Hub at Weston Common. The deadline to submit a proposal is July 19 at 5 PM.

A central component of the Hub is two programming spaces: Studio 1 (1,351 sq. ft.) and Studio 2 (1,273 sq. ft.) that will be licensed on a multi-year basis at a deeply affordable rate as a basis for supporting arts and cultural opportunities in the Weston community and citywide. Proponents may submit proposals for Studio 1, Studio 2 or both studios. Details can be found starting on page 6. Proponents must be based in the space. Occupancy is expected for Fall 2018. Artscape will be accepting proposals until Wednesday, July 19th by 5 PM. Two Information Sessions will be held on Monday, July 10th.
 
The Artscape Hub at Weston Common will transform ground floor space in the podium of an existing highrise apartment building, located just east of Weston Road between King and John Streets, north of Lawrence Avenue West. The project also includes the redevelopment of a surplus parking lot as public outdoor programming space. The Artscape Hub is part of a larger development by The Rockport Group, which will also see the addition of approximately 350 new rental homes to the site – together these new series of spaces will be called Weston Common. Weston Common was recently named Best New Community (Planned/in Development) at the 2017 annual BILD Awards.
 
The Artscape Hub at Weston Common will provide a place for the Weston community to gather, create, learn and celebrate – a dynamic place that will become the heartbeat of the community. The Hub will cluster creative people and organizations together in a facility which serves the community’s needs and aspirations, building on the rich culture that already exists in Weston to enhance neighbourhood revitalization and build community. The Artscape Hub is an exciting component of a major redevelopment that is central to plans for Weston’s long-term renewal. This community cultural hub project will leverage the power of arts and culture to support and catalyze social, cultural and economic revitalization.

Please read our PDF document for complete details. (Click on the cover to access the document, hosted by ArtscapeWeston.ca.)

Interested? After reading the Request for Proposals document:

  1. Submit your questions to Artscape Assistant Manager, Leasing & Tenant Services by July 5th at 5 PM.
  2. Attend one of two information sessions on July 10

Find all contact information, event details and RSVP information in the Request for Proposals document.

Responses to all questions raised directly and at our information sessions will be posted to the Artscape Hub at Weston Common website at ArtscapeWeston.ca.

Artscape will reach out to all applicants with the results of the process by the end of July 2017.