Open Studio | The Leeway
Grow your practice in a multi-disciplinary, resourced studio space for artists and designers.
THE LEEWAY IS A DYNAMIC COMMUNAL SPACE WHERE ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS CAN ENGAGE IN THEIR CREATIVE PRACTICES.
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.
Inaugural Summer Studio Residency
The Leeway is pleased to welcome Sasha Krieger, our first Leeway Studio Resident, in the summer of 2014 (May to August). Sasha is an Emily Carr University of Art + Design alumni, whose interdisciplinary work explores issues surrounding originality and process in acts of creative production. Check our website for her bio and info about the Residency Program.
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.
Deadline has been extended to July 25, 2014.
For application details, click here.
Leeway Membership Fees
$200/ month $635/ 4-month term (May, June, July, August)
$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 (May, June, July, August)
$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:
- Unlimited access to The Leeway during regular University hours, (except during scheduled workshops and demos)
- Technical support and resources for a wide range of disciplines
- Access to over 2,400 online tutorials on lynda.com (in-studio only)
- Access to a range of professional equipment, small tools, and basic art materials
- Community borrowers' Library access
- Storage for artwork and materials
- Up to 30% discount at Opus Framing and Art Supplies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our experienced technicians who will be happy to answer your questions or arrange a tour of the space.