The GigSpace board of Directors is very happy to announce the City of Ottawa has granted funding for the Ottawa Live Arts Community Feasibility Study! We are now meeting with the Arts Organizations who expressed interest in collaborating in the Arts Hub portion of the Live Arts Community. Please click here to view a terrific overview…… Continue reading July 2019
Greetings! GigSpace is excited to share the forward momentum generated for the Ottawa Live Arts Community, as we move full steam ahead into 2019! Fall Update – 2018 Response has been overwhelmingly positive to our shout out for Expression of Interest in the Arts Hub. Feedback to date represents a cross section of artistic disciplines including visual arts, dance, theatre, music and artisan…… Continue reading What’s Next – 2019
It has been some time since we posted about the Ottawa Live Arts Community Integrated Living & Learning Arts Hub! This past year we have been working with a Project Manager and together we have met with many different arts groups to discuss their interest in collaboartion. Based on our meetings, we have developed a…… Continue reading May 2020 Update
The GigSpace board of directors are excited to share this personal letter of support from the CEO of Ottawa Community Housing! In October 2018 we received approval from Ottawa Community Housing to circulate a Request for Expressions of Interest Form. This form is seeking interest from local Arts Organizations for affordable space, shared space or office space…… Continue reading Fall 2018 Update
Exciting news today we we begin sharing the Ottawa Live Arts Community Expression of Interest forms to Arts organizations! Details here: Request for Expression of Interest This is one more step toward our vision of creating an interactive living and learning arts community in Ottawa.
Thank you John for sharing your Jazz Journey with us! In preparation for my retirement I gave a lot of thought to what I wanted to do to occupy my time and keep my intellectual abilities sharp. I knew moving from a demanding and complex work environment to an unstructured and leisurely lifestyle would, sooner…… Continue reading John’s Jazz Journey
This article is a great read about Tim Carpenter’s amazing achievements creating arts colonies in the United States. Tim’s work is the inspiration behind the Ottawa Live Arts Community! https://vitalityarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ArtsColonies.pdf
GigSpace board of directors and their project manager have been exploring partnership ideas with Ottawa Community Housing. If plans continue to move forward in this area we hope to collaborate on a multi-tenant arts hub. This idea would house a new and slightly larger GigSpace performance venue, and include a large front foyer to warmly…… Continue reading What’s next?
We have been continuing to explore great place-making ideas to create a landscape design that is social and active year-round! An outdoor cafe situated to capture the sun with a gas fireplace, wooden chairs and table that retain heat sheltered by evergreens and gardens, an ice crokinole board, a fire pit – we welcome your…… Continue reading Celebrating Year Round
Inspiration for the Ottawa Live Arts Community: What if we built our communities around places? As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, Placemaking…… Continue reading Placemaking