Collaborative arts spaces are an important contributor to British Columbia’s growing creative economy. These creative clusters (or “hubs”) are mixed-use, flexible spaces that blend educational, recreational and cultural engagement uses to generate new artistic opportunities, enhance accessibility and strengthen local economies.
As part of the Creative Economy Strategy, the B.C. government is targeting $1.5 million towards collaborative spaces over three years.
Following a successful pilot in 2015-16, the Collaborative Spaces program accepted applications from non-profit organizations focused on delivering arts and/or cultural programming or services towards creative spaces, clusters and co-locations.
Read the Jan. 18, 2017 news release announcing latest recipients