About

What

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

Where

SpaceFinder Hamilton serves all of the Greater Hamilton Area and Burlington.

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

For artists, the process of finding available and affordable work space is frustrating and inefficient. Meanwhile many spaces are tragically underutilized, even as rental revenue continues to be critical for sustainability of creative venues. SpaceFinder is an innovative solution for both artists and 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.

How

SpaceFinder Hamilton was brought to the community of Greater Hamilton Area through the local leadership of CoBalt Connects and past funding provided by the Hamilton Community Foundation and the City of Hamilton. ArtsBuild Ontario is now managing the tool to support local artists and spaces of the Greater Hamilton Area. ArtsBuild Ontario would like to thank CoBalt Connects and past funders for their foundational support of SpaceFinder Hamilton.

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 Hamilton, please contact:

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