Connecting artists and creative entrepreneurs with underused commercial spaces to create in.

SPACEPILOT is a cSPACE Projects initiative that involves partnering with commercial landlords to activate their underused spaces with artists who need space. This type of leasing model is popular in the UK and known as a Meanwhile Lease that exists on a month-to-month basis.

Under the direction of Sean Dennie, the pilot is collecting vital data regarding Calgary’s need for artist-use spaces. The response so far is undeniable – artists and creative entrepreneurs in Calgary need affordable space in order to practice, perform, and run their businesses.

For artists, use of these vacant spaces can last a week, a month, or sometimes years on a month-to-month basis, and provide office, workshop, rehearsal/event/exhibition space, at affordable rates. It’s a match made in collaborative heaven!

SPACEPILOT currently has undertaken 40,000 square feet across six buildings and will determine the viability of whether there is the demand from arts and culture groups to maintain the pilot as an ongoing project.

If you are an artist or creative entrepreneur needing space, we encourage you to fill out the Art Space Survey below. (3-5 minutes).

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Art by Cory Nespor
This is my schedule for this week at cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub! Come on down to see me. We're located in the old 1886 cafe, 381 2 ave SW
Ticket link in bio ❤️
Last night, to mark the 10 year anniversary of Wreck City, there was a special screening of the documentary Wreck City: An Epilogue for 809. To mark the occasion, I would like to offer a 50% discount code to my play, Wreck Age, which takes place during Wreck City. Just enter in the code WRECKME at checkout, ticket link in bio (📸: miketanphoto )
Tickets now available, come see it! Only two days! Free beer!! Tickets link in bio!
Tickets are now available for the first official performance of my play, Wreck Age. A big thanks to cSPACE for all their help making this a reality. Link in bio!

cSPACE thanks the Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) and Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) for their support.