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Federation Studio

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Federation Studio
Studio and Classroom Space
Available for Rent
Federation Studio

1243 Cartwright Street,

Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7


The Federation Studio is a dynamic studio space for artists and visitors to Granville Island.


Additionally featuring the Federation Classroom, a classroom space for the FCA's own educational services, like the Foundations Program.


The CLASSROOM SPACE is NOW AVAILABLE TO RENT for artists looking for space to host their own workshops and classes.


Studio spaces:


Nine studios are available on a monthly rental basis.


Three studios on the main floor are accessible to the general public and are a great show-and-sale opportunity for artists.


The remaining six studios are upstairs, away from the public with your comrades. However, if these artists all agree, this too can be publicly accessible for greater exposure and sales potential.


Featuring beautiful natural light and wooden beams, the Federation Studio is a creation oasis in the heart of Granville Island!


Studio rental information: 


Downstairs on the main floor
Spot D1 - Arthur Lismer (left of the front door, along the window), 125 square feet, $650/month
Spot D2 - Lawren Harris (right of the front door at the back beside the partition wall), 109 square feet, $565/month
Spot D3 - A.Y. Jackson (directly to the right of the front door), 81 square feet, $415/month
Upstairs on the mezzanine level
Spot U1 - Jean-Paul Riopelle, 55 square feet, $288/month
Spot U2 & U3 - Andre Bieler, Mark Kearley, 59 square feet each, $308/month
Spot U4 - Emily Carr, 90 square feet, $469/month
Spot U5 & U6 - Jack Shadbolt, Bill Reid, 73 square feet each, $380/month

Interested artists should sign up in the waitlist HERE.

Education space:
The Classroom space is available on a daily rental basis and can be used for workshops, classes, meetings, exhibitions etc.
Rental is possible Monday through Sunday from 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM.
The rental includes the use of the kitchen area and washroom. Kitchen equipment including microwave, refrigerator, kettle and coffee maker are available for use by the renter.
Additional equipment like tables, chairs, easels, flip chart easel and projection screen can be used free of charge.
A/V equipment and a computer data projector can be booked for an additional $30/day.
Classroom rental information:
1200 square feet. The rental fee is $300/day (+ 5% GST).
A non-refundable deposit of $100/day is due upon booking. The payment of the remainder is due 14 days prior to space use.
Renters may pay for multiple dates all at one, or prior to each use, however, the non-refundable deposit for all rental dates has to be paid upon booking in order to secure the Classroom space.
Payment is accepted in cash (in person), cheque(s) made out to "The Federation of Canadian Artists" or credit card (VISA/MasterCard/American Express only).

Interested artists should fill out the application form available below and contact Katrin Sarstedt, the Education Coordinator, via email at or phone 604-681-2744. 
Please click here for Application Form.


 Studio main floor