SpaceFinder Sudbury

WHAT IT IS

SpaceFinder Sudbury is a FREE matchmaking tool for renters looking for creative space, and spaces looking to promote their rentals.

It increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout creative communities – such as Greater Sudbury! Venues can market unbooked rental space, while creatives can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Users can search by need such as rehearsal, meeting, photo shoot, performance or even special events!

TYPES OF VENUES ON THE SITE

Any venue that welcomes artists and creatives in their space can list on SpaceFinder. SpaceFinder is designed to uncover alternative space rentals for creatives. Non-traditional arts venues such as cafes, yoga studios, sacred spaces and hotels are encouraged to list their space rentals on the site.

MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS AND SPORT

Suppliers with space available to host meetings, conventions and sports are also encouraged to list their facilities.  Due to the variety of SpaceFinder users and the number of unique spaces and venues that are available, all are encouraged to list their space rentals on the site.  SpaceFinder will provide a tool to match buyers with suppliers.

SITE FEATURES

Users can use over 150+ search filters to find the perfect space!

Spaces can sync their online calendar and/or use the optional online booking system, to make accepting bookings easier!

Check out the SpaceFinder Knowledge Base to learn more about the exciting features this tool has to offer.

BACKGROUND ON THE NEED OF THE TOOL

SpaceFinder presents a solution for both venues and artists in the creative community. SpaceFinder provides one “go to” spot for venues to promote their rentals and for artists to easily find the space they need.

Facilitating access to spaces for a variety of events and creative pursuits is a goal of the Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan under the pillar of Creative Spaces.  Read the Cultural Plan here.

HOW WILL THIS TOOL SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY?

The goal for SpaceFinder is two-fold:

  • Help artists and the public locate the space they need and;
  • Help venues/spaces market their unused space – potentially increasing their earned revenues through rentals.

We hope SpaceFinder will highlight unknown and underused spaces in the community, as well as help artists and the public find space that best supports their creative needs.

TIMELINE

SpaceFinder Sudbury will be launching winter 2018! Stay tuned from an announcement from the City of Greater Sudbury’s Tourism & Culture Section.

REGISTRATION

If you are interested in registering your space early – so that your space is listed when the site goes live, please email or call Eilidh Fisher at eilidh@artsbuildontario.ca or 519.880.3670 ext 101 and she can guide you through the registration process. Once the site is live, you can register directly on the site!

SpaceFinder Sudbury is joining five other Ontario SpaceFinder instances. Please visit one of these sites to see what will be coming to Sudbury!

SpaceFinder Toronto

SpaceFinder Hamilton

SpaceFinder Waterloo Region

SpaceFinder York Region

SpaceFinder Simcoe County

For any questions please email eilidh@artsbuildontario.ca