Open Studio | The Leeway

The Leeway

Grow your practice in a multi-disciplinary, resourced studio space for artists and designers.


Access to our Studio Technicians, professional equipment, tools and materials gives members of the Leeway a unique opportunity
to create and learn within Emily Carr University of Art + Design (room 276 North Building).

The Leeway is an ideal studio space for artists and designers who are looking to forge a sense of community within a space where they can cultivate their creative practice, explore new techniques and practices, work with other makers and learn from experienced technicians and instructors through demonstrations and workshops.

Studio Residency in The Leeway

The Leeway is pleased to welcome Fabiola Carranza for the Spring 2015 Studio Residency term. Fabiola Carranza is a Costa Rican artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She makes photographs, videos, writes poems and makes sculptures, paintings and drawings that examine visual, cultural and personal phenomena.

The Leeway Studio Residency program is intended to support and advance the work of guest artists and designers by providing access to the facilities, tools and resources available in the Leeway, as well as to enrich and enhance the creative activity within the Leeway and Emily Carr community at large.

Previous Studio Residents:
Summer 2014: Sasha Krieger

The application deadline for the Summer 2015 Studio Residency has now passed. The next deadline will be July 31st for the Fall 2015 residency. Check back here for application details in June.

For more information about the Studio Residency and application details click here.


Leeway Membership Fees
$200/ month  $635/ 4-month term (January, February, March, April)
$1,750/year (year membership are available at the start of each term)

Discounted Membership Fees (seniors, degree + CS certificate alumni + staff)
$150 / month  $465/ 4-month term (January, February, March, April)
$1250/year (year memberships are available at the start of each term)

Please note: Memberships are non-refundable.

"I attended the Leeway daily from October 15, 2013 to the end of the month doing what I refer to as a "self-directed artist residency"

Introduced to the Leeway via the Emily Carr University website, I found the space was light and airy and well-supplied for my needs, the Studio Technicians were helpful and friendly and my fellow Leewayites were joyful to get to know and very serious in their practice.  The cost was most reasonable and the studio accessible. I have long been interested in Emily Carr University and am grateful for this opportunity to have spent profitable time there."

--Pamela Cinnamon, Leeway Member 

Read more about the Leeway as Collette Gagnon shares her experience as a Leeway member and the benefits of connecting with a community of like-minded artists and technicians.

Membership Benefits Include:

The Leeway is located in Room 276 of the North Building at the Granville Island Campus, 1399 Johnston Street.

Registration can be done in person at the Continuing Studies office, by phone at 604-844-3810, by fax at 604-630-4535, or by mail to 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9.  For registration by mail or fax, download the registration form here.
Note: Payment must be received at the time of registration.

Want to know more? Check out the FAQs

Still have questions? Email to get in touch with our experienced technicians who will be happy to answer your questions or arrange a tour of the space.