SpaceFinder Manitoba increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the province of Manitoba. 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 Manitoba is free to list or search for space.
Initially launching to service the city of Winnipeg, SpaceFinder Manitoba will eventually serve all of the communities in the province.
Across 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 powered by Fractured Atlas can also be found in cultural hubs across North America.
SpaceFinder is an innovative solution for both artists and creative venues. For artists, the process of finding available and affordable work space is frustrating, inefficient and time consuming. Meanwhile, many rentable spaces are tragically underutilized, even as rental revenue continues to be critical for the sustainability of 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.
SpaceFinder Manitoba is brought to the communities of Manitoba province through the local leadership of Creative Manitoba, 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:
Arlea Ashcroft, Facility Manager, 248 McDermot at Creative Manitoba firstname.lastname@example.org or 204.927.2787