Art Incubate

52 and 56 Regina St N. Uptown Waterloo

Upcoming Events

With a new show in the Window Gallery at 56 Regina St N every two weeks, there’s always a good reason to visit Art Incubate. There are no regular open hours here - just peek inside! The Window Gallery is an experimental exhibition space and allows artists to exhibit new work without a formal jurying process. We will be accepting proposals at the beginning of July.

Keep an eye out for special events when the gallery and studio spaces are open to the public by arrangement with the exhibiting artist or AP.

Window Gallery - 56 Regina St N. Uptown Waterloo

Gallery at 52 - 52 Regina St N. Uptown Waterloo

Incubator Artists

Artist Tenants

Art Incubate Information

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Art$Pay is expanding its role with the creation of Art Incubate, a tangible artist support program, that includes studios and galleries at 52 and 56 Regina Street North in Uptown Waterloo. The two properties have been donated by HIP Developments for a two year period.

The Art Incubate pilot project is designed to offer local visual artists exceptional studio space with a focus on generating community engagement. The ground floor at 56 Regina Street North operates as a visual arts incubator for five emerging artists in a shared studio over a 12-month time period, with 8-10 practicing artists renting private and shared studios at cost throughout both buildings. The studios houses artists from a mix of career levels to share networks, resources, new ideas, energy and mediums. Interest in collaboration and community are requirements for any studio tenancy.

Responding specifically to the lack of affordable studio space for young emerging artists, ArtsPay awards five emerging artists with sponsored studio spaces for one year on the ground floor of 56 Regina St N. Additional sponsors of this incubator program include the Region of Waterloo, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, Perimeter Development Corporation, and Miller Thomson LLP who will each support a young artist throughout their term, with Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc. helping prepare the studios for occupancy. The program covers rent, a small stipend for art supplies, and payment towards an outreach activity.