Looking at leasing a 2-story unit, with multiple rooms, in a heritage building in New Westminster – enough space for 8 – 15 artists depending on space requirements. Need an indication of whether we can fill this space before signing.
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Please introduce yourself briefly and let me know:
- what type/s of art you would be doing,
- equipment/machines you use
- whether you’d be into having a shared tool workspace (thinking of power tools) and what tools you could donate to the cause
- how much space you need
- how much rent you want to pay (can provide a range)
- how long you want the space for
- when you could move in
Fine to provide a few photos and website links etc. – but will ask for more details if we go ahead.
- four blocks from New Westminster skytrain station – and 1 block from outdoor mall with coffee, food, banks etc.
- there’s a variety of rooms and set-ups, so potential for all types of artists to use the space, from sculptors to computer games designers –– however, there are no dust extractors so looking at ‘light’ wood working at this point and likely not ceramicists (sorry)
- there is a 220 volt outlet on ground floor
- 9.5 ft. ceilings, granite tile and concrete floors on ground floor and wood throughout upstairs
- rooms vary in size from 126 to 570 sq. ft. and can be divided with temporary walls
- west-facing rooms with windows across both upper and lower floors – back rooms are darker but also have light
- rent will range from approximately $2.25 to $5 a square foot depending on location in the building
- one bathroom each on ground and second floor – second floor has claw-foot bathtub with shower
- roll into ground floor with accessible bathroom, but no elevator to second floor
- potential gallery/workshop area for tenants
- fenced outside courtyard for bike lock-up and sitting in the sun – when it comes out again
- other amenities: work sinks (one on each floor), wifi, security system, garbage pick-up, regular cleaning service if needed
I’m an artist with a dedicated practice in sculpture, installation and performance.
I have experience with collectives, but leaning towards a managerial model with relatively streamlined systems in place – aiming for a friendly, productive atmosphere. If you’re interested, looking forward to hearing from you!