Find a Space. List a Space.
Finding available and affordable facilities for artists and other creative sector workers to perform, rehearse, exhibit, conduct workshops and hold events can be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Conversely, venues often have under-utilized rental spaces that could provide them with additional revenue. SpaceFinder BC is a state-of-the-art online tool that provides solutions by connecting organizations with space to rent with the people who need space.
Initially launching in the Metro Vancouver area in 2016 and growing to include venues across the province, SpaceFinder BC was developed by Fractured Atlas, a New York based non-profit that eliminates barriers for artists through the development of new technology.
As the new "home" of SpaceFinder BC, the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is proud to be part of bringing this valuable new tool to British Columbia. The platform is made available through the local leadership of the Alliance's charitable organization the Society to Bridge Arts and Community in collaboration with ArtsBuild Ontario and Fractured Atlas.
** IMPORTANT UPDATE **
The approval process for new SpaceFinder BC listings has changed! All new venue accounts are no longer marked as 'pending' approval. When a venue takes their listing online, it will automatically publish to the directory.
Have Available Space to Rent?
Whether you manage or own a venue that permits space rentals, or have underutilized space waiting for the right opportunity, listing on SpaceFinder BC could be your next smart move! BC creatives are searching the listings daily to find the spaces they need for a wide variety of activities. If you can rent it, you can list it–and this toolkit will show you how.
Types of eligible spaces include, but are not limited to:
Community centres, schools & libraries
Looking for a space?
If you’re looking for a place to create, rehearse, perform or plan, SpaceFinder BC can get it sorted in seconds. Search easily for the BC creative space you need! Either run a quick search by rate, use and location, or make use of the +150 venue criteria to refine your results. Renters browse venue info, rental policies and space images before making the decision to book.
Types of search criteria include, but are not limited to:
Find the space you need based on:
- Equipment & lighting
- Building characteristics
- Square footage
- Floor type
Want to Bring Spacefinder to your community?
In 2011, Hill Strategies Research found that BC is home to the highest concentration of artists among all the provinces – that’s one in every 93 workers, and all they need creative space! As the population grows, this demand will continue to rise. Luckily, there’s more space than you think!
Interested communities can revitalize and energize their under-utilized spaces by supporting SpaceFinder BC and engaging potential rentals and renters in their region. Toolkit contents include, but are not limited to:
- How to build a rental network
- Brand guidelines
- Media & marketing resources
- Key messages & talking points
- Useful links
Download a PowerPoint presentation to share with your network (municipal departments, city council, and other stakeholders).
I want to bring SpaceFinder BC to my community. How do I do that?
Great idea! We’ll help you set up an outreach strategy made specifically suited to your community. Contact us at email@example.com or call us at 604-681-3535.
How do I list a space?
Go to this link to get started. Once you’ve submitted your listings, it takes 5-6 business days for approval and publish.
How do I find a space?
Easy! Head to www.spacefinderbc.org and run a quick search by use, location and rate. Or, browse the complete directory at www.spacefinderbc/spaces for a more refined search using your desired criteria.
Does it cost anything to list or search on spacefinder bc?
Nope! It is 100% free.
can i reset my password?
No problem! Click here: reset password
SpaceFinder Knowledge Base
Fractured Atlas provides a variety of resources, tips and guides made to help SpaceFinder participants get the most of the service. Visit the knowledge base to get an edge on your listing or find an answer to commonly asked questions.
Web buttons are a great way to show support for SpaceFinder BC. Download them here! Not sure how to use them? Contact the Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org
This ten second clip is an easy share for small and big screens alike. Post it to your social media, or think big too! Does your community have a video screen available for community organizations? Contact us to learn more.
SpaceFinder BC 11x17" poster. Click the image above to download the pdf version for print.
SpaceFinder BC 4x6" postcard (double-sided). Click the image above to download the pdf version for print.
Social Media Icons
Feature these linked icons on your website and follow us on social media @spacefinderbc
Questions About SpaceFinder BC?
Still have some questions? Contact us! We’re here to help.
Outreach + Database Coordinator
BC Alliance for Arts + Culture
604 681 3535 (214)
Funding for SpaceFinder BC has been provided by the Province of British Columbia, the Vancouver Foundation, and the Government of Canada.
Additional support was provided by the The Post at 750, the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, Playwrights Theatre Centre, and Vancouver Creative Space Society, and the Alliance.