SpaceFinder Ottawa increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout Ottawa. Venues can market their unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while artists and the public alike can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by non-profit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder Ottawa is free to list or search for space.
SpaceFinder Ottawa serves all communities in the city of Ottawa. Additional SpaceFinder sites powered by Fractured Atlas can also be found in cultural hubs across North America. Within Canada, local leaders in Alberta, British Columbia, Hamilton, Manitoba, Simcoe County, Toronto, Waterloo Region, Simcoe County and York Region have all stepped up to bring SpaceFinder to their communities.
SpaceFinder is an innovative solution for both artists and creative venues. For artists, the process of finding available and affordable work space is frustrating, inefficient and time consuming. Meanwhile many rentable spaces are tragically underutilized, even as rental revenue continues to be critical for the sustainability of creative venues.
For cultural policy-makers, the decision making process around building projects, subsidizing venues, or re-purposing space for cultural use often presents a serious challenge. The data collected through SpaceFinder about where spaces are and what artists are looking for can help cultural policy-makers make more informed decisions.
Fractured Atlas is deeply grateful to the following funders whose leadership support has made the SpaceFinder program possible: The Kresge Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Theater Subdistrict Council, New York State Council on the Arts.
For additional info about SpaceFinder Ottawa, please contact:
ArtsBuild Ontario, Alex Glass firstname.lastname@example.org 519.880.3670 ext 103.