Studios and Gallery Meeting Spaces
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Image: George Braque in his studio

Image: George Braque in his studio

Location: 52 Regina St. & 56 Regina St. North in Waterloo
These two adjacent houses on Regina St. in Uptown Waterloo, the former Relish Cooking Studio and Mini Car Collectibles, have been generously offered by HIP DEVELOPMENTS for Art$Pay (AP) to manage as visual art studios and exhibition spaces for 2, perhaps 3 years. This location is close to bus lines, cafes, restaurants, shops, art supply stores and more, with free parking behind 52 Regina St. and between the two houses.

Check out videos of the spaces HERE.

Shared Open-Concept Studios and Private Studio Spaces are both available, from $200 to $600 monthly; 4 months term for shared and 12 months for private, with the option to renew, for up to 15-17 actively practicing visual artists. Occupancy begins May 1, 2019. The two buildings will be managed as one unit to facilitate another active visual arts centre in the Uptown, with some amenities shared by all tenants, other AP members and the public.

AP representatives will be available at both Open Houses to answer questions. Unfortunately AP does not have the capacity to deal with a large volume of email enquiries. Studio rental and gallery- meeting space applications will be available at the Open Houses for review and questioning, and by March 22 at 

 Studio rent includes all utilities, taxes, free parking, access to common spaces with kitchenette & washroom, keyed tenant access, locked storage for art materials, basement clean-up sinks & storage for larger items and exhibition space access. Rental rates are non-negotiable and calculated to cover operating expenses without profit for AP or owner.

Each tenant is entitled to exhibit their artwork for 2 weeks free of charge in the 56 Regina St. window gallery, and has priority access to larger exhibition spaces with a ‘pay what you can’ or low rental fee model. This larger space is suitable for group exhibitions, sales, workshops, meetings for about 35-40 seated people and more.

Some AP portable display system will be stored on-site, available for exterior events in paved parking lots

 Tenant eligibility includes actively practicing professional visual artists, those who are developing a visual arts professional career, and post-secondary visual arts graduate students. No commercial businesses. Proposals are welcome from visual arts cooperatives, and for alternate approaches or divisions of studio space to generate equal rent.

AP membership will be required of all tenants. AP members, including Supporting Members, will be given priority access to use gallery and meeting spaces. See to join as a visual artist, curator or Supporting Member, and for other membership benefits.

Exclusions: This location is not suitable for artwork that involves open flame, strong fumes including encaustic work, loud noise, music, machinery or heavy power uses. Pet and smoke-free premises; no subletting

Gallery Meeting Spaces will be booked on a ‘first come, first considered’ for approved programming during the first six months, with a ‘pay what you can or what is fair” experimental approach.  Possible uses of these spaces include small and large exhibitions, hosting workshops, sales of fine art & craft, meetings, Meet-ups, Talks & lectures, small gatherings and socials … your ideas! There is no deadline for applications and a Calendar at will be created to show bookings for planning purposes. Exclusions and conditions listed above apply. More details and that application form available here soon.