Available Arts Spaces

Artists in the Workplace

In partnership with the Calgary Chamber, Calgary Arts Development is connecting local businesses that have extra space with local artists and arts organizations who are looking for somewhere to work. 

Businesses with a surplus of office or business space on their hands can turn the space into an opportunity to invest in Calgary's cultural future. There are lots of ways for businesses to have artists in the workplace, ranging from simply providing space to engaging an artist-in-residence. Businesses can learn more about this unique opportunity by contacting Joni Carroll, Arts Spaces Consultant, at joni.carroll@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or 403.264.5330 ext. 108.

Calgary Arts Development is collecting information from artists and arts organizations who are interested in Artist in the Workplace and other spaces programs through this form.

Learn more about Artists in the Workplace:

Business Brief
Sample of Expression of Interest

Current Calls for Expressions of Interest:

The Beach
Calgary Association of Self Help
​Roots2STEM Admin & Creation Space
York Realty (920 28th St. NE)
York Realty (8241 30th St. SE)
Vintri Technologies
Sandler Training

Shell Employees' Credit Union: Expressions of Interest

Qualified arts organizations are invited to submit Expression of Interest proposals to Calgary Arts Development regarding a 3,400-sq.-ft. retail/office space over two floors in the downtown core. A floor plan and FAQs are available here.

Shell Employees' Credit Union will be responsible for selecting the winning bid.

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Arts CoLAB

In 2015, cSPACE Projects and Calgary Arts Development opened Arts CoLAB, a coworking space for creatives located on the fifth floor of the the Burns Building (Suite #501, 237 8th Ave. SE), a historic building overlooking Olympic Plaza and City Hall. Sharing a floor with other cultural and design enterprises, members will have immediate access to the Arts Commons (formerly the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts) and the new Ca’puccini coffee shop. The Arts CoLAB will provide Calgary’s creative community with dedicated cowork space to support diverse projects, practices and missions.

Arts CoLAB has hourly, daily and monthly packages available for members needing flexible and affordable shared office space. All members will have free access to meeting rooms, lockers, shared kitchen and coffee.

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To explore "space available" ads, or to post your own, please visit our classifieds.

To explore "space wanted" ads, or to post your own, please visit our classifieds.

Space Wanted Profiles

Calgary Arts Development is occasionally contacted by potential lessors for information on arts organizations that are looking for space. Often, these lessors want to explore options without releasing a public call. As such, Calgary Arts Development is compiling one-page profiles of arts organizations that are looking for space, to be shared with lessors as a way of introducing them to potential tenants.

If you would like us to share your organization’s information, please complete this form.

Open Houses

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to help communicate opportunities for viewing spaces that are available to lease, purchase, rent or share.

If you own or operate an available space and would like to host an open house, please contact Joni Carroll, Arts Spaces Consultant, at joni.carroll@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or 403.264.5330 x 108.