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Arts Hab

Arts Habitat is an initiative of the Edmonton Arts Council with a mandate to provide safe, affordable and appropriate living and working space for artists.


Arts Habitat Association of Edmonton (ArtsHab) was formed in 1995 as an initiative through the Edmonton Arts Council to provide safe, affordable and appropriate living and working space for artists. In 1999 Arts Habitat opened Edmonton's first artist live/work space, ArtsHab 1, in downtown Edmonton.

ArtsHab has become the home and studio to some of Edmonton's most active contemporary visual artists, craft artists, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, writers, actors and others. The residents have nurtured a lively community that supports and assists each other as well as the broader Edmonton artistic community and the community of neighbours in the downtown core.

In 2008 the Edmonton Arts Council published a ten-year plan, called the Art of Living 2008 - 2018, for securing the future of the arts and heritage in the city of Edmonton. The first recommendation in the plan is to fund and reinvigorate the Arts Habitat Association of Edmonton (ArtsHab).

Through the 2009 City budget, ArtsHab has operating funds to hire staff that will find, develop and manage space for the arts in Edmonton. This will make it possible to develop unique and significant cultural spaces that will provide exciting opportunities to Edmonton artists as well as to the general public for generations to come.


Artists' Space Needs Registry

Arts Habitat Space Registry

What space do you need to be creative in Edmonton? 

Regardless of your discipline, you need appropriate, sustainable space in which to create. Whether you are engaged in audio-visual and interactive media, written and published works, visual and applied arts, sound recording, or live performance, we know that you have certain requirements for your space.

Artists are encouraged to fill out the following form to better enable Arts Habitat to understand your creative space needs. If you provide your email, Arts Habitat will keep you informed and up to date by sending you their monthly newsletter and other space-related emails.


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