*** For information about March 24th and March 26th open houses, see HERE ***
EXCITING NEWS! AP has been offered studio and gallery spaces to manage for 2 years, perhaps 3 years, in Uptown Waterloo!
If this is of interest to you or to your visual artist friends living in the region, let AP know this week.
If enough artists are interested AP will sign the contract and move forward quickly!
AP membership is not necessary now but will be a requirement for tenancy.
Shared Open-Concept Studios and Private Studio Spaces are both available, from $200 to $600 monthly, with 4 or 12 month terms and option to renew, for up to 15-17 actively practicing visual artists
Close to bus lines, cafes, restaurants, and shops, including art supplies stores
Occupancy begins May 1, 2019
Rental rates are non-negotiable and just cover operating expenses without profit for AP or owner
Rent includes all utilities, taxes, free parking, access to common spaces with kitchenette & washroom, locked storage for art materials, basement clean-up sinks & storage for larger items
Access to two interior exhibition spaces. The larger space is suitable for group exhibitions, sales, workshops, meetings for about 35-40 seated people and more
AP portable display system stored on-site, available for exterior events in paved parking lots
Tenant eligibility includes actively practicing professional artists, those who are developing a professional career, and post-secondary graduate students. No commercial businesses.
AP membership will be required of all tenants but is not necessary for studio application or for gallery use
Not suitable for artwork that involves open flame, strong fumes, loud noise, music or machinery.
Pet and smoke-free premises
Proposals welcome from visual arts cooperatives and for alternate uses of spaces to generate equal rent
The Process to Occupancy!
1st - Expression of Interest
By Monday March 18, by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Use Subjects: “Yes interested in Shared Studio” or “Yes interested in Private Studio” or “Yes, interested in Gallery Spaces Only” so AP knows if there is sufficient interest to proceed with this model.
Please include any conditions, considerations and questions you might have in the body of your email.
No details available or applications being taken at this point
2nd - Open Houses
You will be emailed notification of two Open Houses; Mar. 23 or 24 afternoon and March 25, 26 or 27 weeknight, TBA.
More details and tenant application forms available, also on-line at www.artspay,org
3rd - Applications for Studios & Proposals
By April 8, notification to all applicants by April 16, for occupancy May 1, 2019
Includes proposals from groups and for alternate uses of spaces
4th - Applications for Gallery Commercial Space
To be announced. Priority use by AP Members.
Possible uses include hosting workshops, small or group exhibitions, sales of fine art & craft, meetings, Meet-ups, Talks & Lectures, small gatherings and socials … your ideas!
Cathy and Ioana