Saturday, November 17, 2007

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Green Arts Barns Live/Work Studios

Announcement from Artscape: applications for the Green Arts Barns Work-Only Studios and Rent-Geared-To-Income (RGI) Live/Work Studios for professional artists are now available.

Tenants of the
Green Arts Barns will contribute to the creative synergy, imagination and community that will transform Toronto's historic Wychwood TTC Streetcar Repair Barns in the St. Clair and Bathurst neighbourhood into a model for innovative creative redevelopment in North America.

how to apply: If you are a professional artist who is interested in applying for a work-only studio or RGI live/work studio at the
Green Arts Barns, you will find applications and answers to frequently asked questions on Artscape's website.

There will be up to 15 artist Work-Only studios at the
Green Arts Barns, which will be leased to artists at below market rates, ranging in size from approximately 206 square feet to approximately 316 square feet.

There will be 26 artist Live/Work studios at the
Green Arts Barns that will be managed by Artscape Non-Profit Homes Inc (ANPHI) and will be leased to artists and their families on an RGI basis.

Applications are due by January 31, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. We regret that we are unable to accept late applications.

about the green arts barns: Located at 76 Wychwood Avenue, south of St. Clair and west of Bathurst,
Artscape's Green Arts Barns will employ green technology and be the first heritage building in Toronto to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

Green Arts Barns is a unique meeting place and resource serving the arts, the environment and the diverse communities that make up the St. Clair and Bathurst neighbourhood.

The Green Arts Barns will:
  • Provide affordable space for the arts and the environment
  • Animate the adjacent park with programs and services
  • Provide facilities for community-based educational and recreational activities
  • Preserve an important part of our built heritage
  • Honour the legacy of public transit in Canada
  • Be the first designated heritage site in Toronto to seek LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Canada certification
contact: Wendy Campbell 416-392-1038 ext. 37, gab @

Artscape is a not-for-profit enterprise engaged in culture-led regeneration.


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