We are looking for rental proposals that would make use of our 820 sq foot (20’ x 41’) ground floor gallery space located in downtown Vancouver from June 2019 - August 2019.
We welcome rental requests from corporate groups, community organizations, touring educators and performers. We are also keenly interested in offering the space to artists, workshop facilitators, day-camp organizers and other groups looking for space throughout the summer.
Our gallery space will continue to run public family programming on Saturdays from 11-12 PM, but will otherwise be available during our office hours of Monday-Saturday 9:30-4:30. Evening rentals or programming will be considered but will require an additional booking fee for an on-site staff person. Our facility does include a kitchen (second floor, staircase) and gender-neutral washrooms. For full details on our space, and rental assets, please review our ArtStarts Gallery rentals page.
All proposals can be emailed to us at [email protected]
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May 1 - 15: Call for Proposals.
May 24, 2019: Final Day to Submit Proposals.
May 25: Announce successful major rental candidates for 2019 summer season. Successful candidates will be contacted this week by email.
Candidates looking to submit a request to rental or make use of the space as a workshop host must submit their request in writing. PDFs are preferred but a formatted email or printed letter of interest delivered by mail (no later than May 15th) will be considered.
Exhibition requests will need to supply: curatorial team, installation notes (how work is to be received/transported, installed and sold/removed) and details about the content. The show’s theme and curatorial direction is also required upon submission (even if the final work is not yet selected*.
Unless indicated and negotiated as part of the installation fees (hiring ArtStarts preparator), all fixtures to install the show as well as materials required to return the space to our gallery standard will be the responsibility of the candidate. Tentative/requested installation hours/timelines must be included in submission proposal.
Please note that ArtStarts public programming runs Saturdays from 11-12. The gallery will be accessed by the public and will not be available to private or closed rentals at this time. Our Annual General Meeting will take place on June 7 and 8th and will impact rental availability on these dates.
The ArtStarts mezzanine gallery and upstairs LAB will remain open throughout the summer and so the building will be accessible to the public Tu-Sa from 9:30-4:30. Our washrooms are public and gender neutral.