BC Artscape To Open Multi-Tenant Creative Hub in Vancouver's Chinatown

BC Artscape has announced its first project in Vancouver, scheduled to open in October 2017. The non-profit, which was established in 2014 to develop and operate unique cultural spaces in BC, has announced that negotiations are being finalized on approximately 48,000 square feet of vacant space at the Sun Wah Centre at 268 Keefer Street. The building will be transformed into a dynamic, multi-tenant creative hub that meets the need of artists and cultural organizations and responds to the unique neighbourhood around in Chinatown.

Call for Tenants and Partners

BC Artscape is now looking for partners now to help inform the project vision, design, and operation of the space and potential tenancies. This includes partners within the local community, as well as artists, and arts,cultural and community organizations from across Vancouver's arts community who are looking for space or to provide programs.

Open Houses

Pursuant to this, Artscape will be holding open houses at 268 Keefer Street on the following dates:

  • December 2, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • December 6, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • December 8, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Meet the BC Artscape team, find out more about the project, and tour the site.

Please RSVP at info@bcartscape.ca if you plan to attend an Open House. The deadline for responses to the call for tenants/partners is December 23, 2016.

More information, including the call for tenants in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, can be found here.

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