About

What

SpaceFinder Alberta increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the Alberta province. Venues can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while artists and the public can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by nonprofit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder Alberta is free to list or search for space.

Where

SpaceFinder Alberta serves all communities across the province.

Within Canada, local leaders in British Columbia, Alberta, Hamilton, Manitoba, Toronto, Waterloo Region and York Region have all stepped up to bring SpaceFinder to their communities.

Additional SpaceFinder sites can also be found in cultural hubs across the United States.

View updated list of all SpaceFinder sites here

Why

If you gather people in the creative, non‐profit and small business communities you will hear a common concern: space, space, space. Meanwhile, existing spaces are often underused.

The people who need space and the people who have space have trouble connecting. This online marketplace links organizations with space to rent with those who need space.

Many groups in the creative, non‐profit and small business communities need space for meeting, creating, rehearsing, presenting, collaborating, gathering or celebrating. They spend considerable resources trying to find suitable and affordable spaces.

On the flip side, venues spend significant resources trying to find the right renters for their spaces. These might include commercial renters to cross‐subsidize non‐profit rentals, or it might be renters who fit the venue’s mandate (e.g., youth and education).

SpaceFinder Alberta will strengthen the creative, non‐profit and small business sectors with an online marketplace for hourly, daily, weekly and longer‐term rentals. From the user’s standpoint, SpaceFinder Alberta will streamline the search for appropriate and affordable space. From the venue’s point of view, it will bring more awareness to the community about facilities.

SpaceFinder is a tool to help us all get more use out of existing space: Less existing space in our communities will go under‐used less often.

If you would like to bring SpaceFinder to your Alberta community, please contact spaces@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

How

SpaceFinder Alberta is made possible through the support of Calgary Arts Development and Arts Habitat Edmonton with the leadership of ArtsBuild Ontario and Fractured Atlas. This project would not have been possible without the support of the Government of Canada.

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 Alberta:

Please contact Calgary Arts Development spaces@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

For additional info about SpaceFinder Canada:

Please contact ArtsBuild Ontario, Alex Glass alex@artsbuildontario.ca 519.880.3670 ext 103