As we promised, we were proud to announce significant new measures at Council this week to support Vancouver artists — and it’s exciting news.
We’re providing over 26,300 sq. ft. of new studio and creative space that will be made available on two city-owned properties. The Park Board is opening up six new field houses rent-free to artists in exchange for community-engaged arts projects and programming. And we’ve issued a request for proposals for a tenant at the Wall Centre at 102-160 West 1st, where 44,500 sq. ft. of space is designed to accommodate a new 250-seat theatre and a rehearsal hall.
All of this follows an additional 13,000 sq. ft. of new studio space being committed in three recently-approved developments, including 20 new studios in 10,000 sq. ft. of space at 1265 Howe.
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Many people don’t realize that Vancouver has the highest concentration of artists in Canada. This announcement is another exciting example of City Hall’s continued support for artists and our vibrant creative economy.
There’s much more to do, but it’s been a good week for arts and culture in Vancouver.
Thanks for staying in touch,