Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that
makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
Artscape offers many programs for artists and creative community members. Explore this section to learn more about all of our programs; in some cases you will find more information on our other websites.
A cherished tradition among local and international artists of all disciplines. We host self-directed and programmed residencies, and provide space for artists who are conducting research, working to meet a deadline, collaborating with others or who require temporary workspace. Find everything related to these residencies on our website ArtscapeGibraltarPoint.ca.
Flex Studios is a membership-based service that offers artists pay-as-you-go access to creative workspace at Artscape Youngplace. For detailed information about the Flex Studios and membership, visit artscapeyoungplace.ca/flex-studios.
This outstanding program started in 2013 thanks to a multi-year contribution from The Slaight Family Foundation. It offers aspiring youth artists from the Regent Park community an opportunity to learn about a career in the arts and tap into their creativity. The program includes multiple components: ACCESS Tickets: free tickets to arts and cultural events across Toronto; capacity-building workshops; "In Conversation with…” sessions with international rising stars; and a mentorship program in which mentees are paired with industry mentors in their fields for five months, allowing them to explore the realities of working as professional artists. Get a sense of the energy and benefits of this program; watch our wrap-up videos on YouTube from 2013 and 2014. For more information, contact the Managing Director of Daniels Spectrum.
This program (started in 2013) engages youth and families the Regent Park area in arts and cultural events in the outdoor areas around Daniels Spectrum. Artscape leads the program, curating and coordinating collaborations with a variety of external artists, collectives and organizations whose contributions encourage fun and promote neighborhood spirit. The Summer Series at Daniels Spectrum is possible thanks to the generous support of two anonymous donors. For more information, contact the Managing Director of Daniels Spectrum.
We offer a number of support programs through our Creative Placemaking Lab; for information about our mentorship and coaching and other opportunities for those engaged in cultural space development, go to Our Services.
BC Artscape, Artscape’s new affiliate, announced an exciting new program in January 2015: the BC Artscape Cultural Space Development Mentorship and Coaching Program builds the capacity of non-profit arts and cultural organizations in the Metro Vancouver area and helps them advance their own cultural space development projects. This program delivers strategic, financial, real estate, community engagement and partnership-building skills to participants, as well as project-specific support in key areas including leadership, vision, planning, operations and programming, based on Artscape’s nearly 30-year history in developing unique arts and cultural facilities. For more information, see bcartscape.ca.