11.28.2011

Artscape is Now Accepting Expressions of Interest

Artscape is Now Accepting Expressions of Interest
for Use of Performance and Event Space
at the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre
Deadline: December 2, 2011 at 12:00pm
Artscape is currently seeking expressions of interest for the performance and event spaces at the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, slated to open in late Spring 2012. This 60,000 sq. ft. purpose-built facility is poised to become the artistic, cultural and social core of the Regent Park and the newest addition to downtown Toronto’s thriving cultural landscape.

The Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre has four street-level performance and event spaces suited to a diversity of disciplines and uses.

Imagine…

  • World-class dance performances, community film festivals, conferences and speaker series in the Performance/Event Space
  • Open-air concerts and plays in the Outdoor Performance Court
  • Poetry slams and private parties in The Café
  • Exhibitions and fundraisers in the South Lobby
  • And more!
Designed by the award-winning Diamond & Schmitt Architects, the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre is located on Dundas Street, just east of Parliament St., in the heart of the Regent Park Revitalization. With approximately 17,000 new and returning community members, new parks, pedestrian-friendly mews and over 40,000 sq. ft. of new retail space, Regent Park will soon emerge as a new hotbed of cultural activity in Toronto.
The Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre will be a central meeting place rooted in Regent Park and open to the world. It will be a place where people of all ages, walks of life and cultures can come together to learn, share, create and be inspired. Those interested in using performance and event space in the Centre should submit an expression of interest to be reviewed by a Programming Advisory Committee. Scheduling of the performance and event spaces will be prioritized according to the vision and values of the Centre. To view the selection criteria, click here>
The 6,000 sq. ft. Performance/Event Space will be fully-equipped and supported by an A/V booth, kitchen, green room and dressing rooms. The space can also be partitioned into three distinct smaller spaces to accommodate smaller events. The Café, South Lobby and Outdoor Performance Court and can be used as independent programming spaces or as spillover space for events inside the Performance/Event Space.
TECHNICAL FEATURES:
  • 22 ft. floor-to-ceiling height
  • Theatrical lighting system
  • Flexible sound system
  • Video projection
  • Full series of catwalks
  • Semi-sprung floor for dance performance
  • A 300-seat retractable seating system with an option for an additional 100 chairs on the floor
  • Structural steel rigging points and dedicated sound & lighting power
  • Access to technical staff & crews

REOI FOR USE OF THE PERFORMANCE AND EVENT SPACE
Artscape is requesting expressions of interest for use of the performance and event space. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is December 2, 2011 at 12:00pm. Those submitting an expression of interest will be notified of next steps, including booking rates, tours, and facilitation of the booking process, in December 2011.

Please select one of the following user groups for detailed information on responding to the REOI.

A) USE BY ARTISTS, ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AND ARTS COLLECTIVES FOR ARTS PROGRAMMING

IDEAL FOR:

  • Performances
  • Concerts
  • Exhibitions
  • Screenings
  • Festival
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Speaker Series
  • And more!
PROGRAMMING VISION
The Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre will be a central meeting place rooted in Regent Park and open to the world. It will be a place where people of all ages, walks of life and cultures can come together to learn, share, create and be inspired. Those interested in using performance and event space in the Centre must submit an expression of interest to be reviewed by a Programming Advisory Committee. Scheduling of the performance and event spaces will be prioritized according to the vision and values of the Centre. To view the selection criteria, click here>

HOW TO SUBMIT AN REOI
Artists, arts organizations and arts collectives interested in using the performance and event spaces for arts programming should submit an Expression of Interest online through the Information Form found on the
Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre REOI website.

The Expression of Interest Information Form asks for basic information about the nature of your event, when it takes place, and additional requirements you may have. The form takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions or require assistance with the submission process, please contact Seema Jethalal, Managing Director, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre at seema@torontoartscape.on.ca or 416-392-1038 x49.



B) USE BY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS FOR NON-ARTS PURPOSES

IDEAL FOR:

  • Fundraisers
  • Conferences
  • Speaker Series
  • Workshops
  • Educational Events
  • Holiday & Staff Parties
  • Cultural and Religious Festivals & Celebrations
  • Private Events
  • Banquets
  • Weddings
  • And more!
HOW TO SUBMIT AN REOI (B)
Non-profit Organizations, Community Organizations, Corporations, Government and Private Individuals interested in using the performance and event spaces for non-arts purposes should submit an Expression of Interest online through the Information Form found on the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre REOI website>
The Expression of Interest Information Form asks for basic information about the nature of your event, when it takes place, and additional requirements you may have. The form takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions or require assistance with the submission process, please contact Seema Jethalal, Managing Director, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre at seema@torontoartscape.on.ca or 416-392-1038 x49.

ABOUT THE REGENT PARK ARTS & CULTURAL CENTRE
Currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2012, the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre will be home to many organizations including: ArtHeart Community Art Centre, Cabbagetown Regent Park Community Museum, Centre for Social Innovation, COBA Collective of Black Artists, Native Earth Performing Arts, Regent Park Film Festival and Regent Park School of Music. Artscape is partnering with Toronto Community Housing, The Daniels Corporation and a locally-based Steering Committee to develop the facility.
www.regentparkarts.ca

ABOUT ARTSCAPE
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape projects provide affordable space for creativity while generating positive cultural, economic, social and environmental impacts. Artscape has transformed a portfolio of underutilized buildings across Toronto into dynamic community assets that serve to enable innovation and creativity, including the award-winning Artscape Wychwood Barns and multi-tenant arts facilities in the Queen Street West, Liberty Village, Toronto Island and Distillery Historic District neighbourhoods. Collectively, Artscape manages 10 buildings for 863 artist and cultural worker tenants and owners in 417,000 square feet of space.
www.torontoartscape.on.ca

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