SpaceFinder BC Launches in Metro Vancouver

A reminder to RSVP now to attend the September 15 launch event introducing a valuable new FREE tool to match artists and arts organizations with under-utilized performance, rehearsal, and event spaces. 

Made possible by a collaboration between Fractured Atlas, ArtsBuild Ontario, and the Alliance's partner organization, The Society to Bridge Arts and Community (The Bridge Society), SpaceFinder BC will be managed through the Alliance for Arts + Culture.  

Finding details about multiple venues can be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Conversely, many venues have unbooked rental spaces that could be a source of additional revenue. Initially launching in the Metro Vancouver area, SpaceFinder BC is a state-of-the-art online tool that provides solutions for both artists and venues. 

SpaceFinder BC is a free-to-list, free-to-search online database that enables artists and arts organizations to search for creative spaces that meet their needs in terms of location, amenities, availability, pricing, and more. Venues can create listings with photos, rental rates and equipment, and upload a digital calendar to the site so that bookings can be made directly through the SpaceFinder platform. Unlike other booking sites, there are no fees involved. 

Find a Space. List a Space. For Free.

"Searching for rehearsal venues for the times I need, at rates I can afford, takes up a significant part of my time during the creative process. SpaceFinder streamlines so much searching and lead me to new places I didn't know existed," says Kristina Lemieux, independent producer. 

“As someone who works on stage, as well as behind the scenes, I can see how SpaceFinder BC can work equally well for artists, organizers and venues," says professional artist Deanna Peters. "We don't need just another space for our performing arts projects. We need venues that support what we do and how we do it. Often, as artists, this means developing relationships with multiple organizations. SpaceFinder BC can easily connect us with many of these.”

Nearly 100 available spaces are listed so far on SpaceFinder BC - have you listed yours? Click here to learn more about creating a listing. To search available spaces, click here.  

Learn more about SpaceFinder BC at


Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
CBC Studio 700 (700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver)

We'll be joined by Hon. Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, bringing greetings from the Province, and we'll also introduce the Alliance's new executive director, Brenda Leadlay. A presentation on SpaceFinder BC will show you how the tool can work for you. 

The launch event is free to attend, but RSVPs are required as space is limited. The cut-off date to claim your ticket is Monday, September 12 at 4 p.m. Click the button below to RSVP. 

We hope you'll join us!

Along with the Bridge Society, the consortium responsible for bringing SpaceFinder BC to the province includes the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre AlliancePlaywrights Theatre CentreThe Post at 750, and Vancouver Creative Space Society, with support from the Alliance. 

Funding for SpaceFinder BC has been provided by the Province of British Columbia and the Vancouver Foundation and the support from the Government of Canada.


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