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Community Access Programs

The pandemic has been catastrophic to the arts community, and as we look ahead to a post-pandemic future, together we will revitalize our six community cultural hubs and event venues with a focus on helping the communities we serve to recover and rebuild. Critical to recovery will be the Community Access Program, where we will partner with community groups and individual creators to help them reconnect with audiences and their art through free and access to Artscape facilities and equipment, with support from Artscape via event mentorship, execution and marketing support.

Youth Mentorship Programs

Our donors fund mentorship programs for youth 19 – 39 that reduce barriers to entry to the arts and provide training, access to tools, mentorship, industry connections and exclusive paid work opportunities, enabling creatives to launch and grow creative businesses.


In response to needs identified by the artistic community during the pandemic, Artscape launched artsUNITE, a digital wayfinding platform for artists to thrive. In partnership with over 75 arts and culture organizations across Canada, over the next three years we will evolve our offering to connect artists to programming, workshops, content, funding and collaboration opportunities with other artists.

Bursaries & Residencies

Artscape donors fund knowledge-driven workshops, residencies and incubator programs to provide the skills needed for artists to accelerate their creative enterprises and artistic practice.