The City of Vancouver has invited applications from professional artists for seven low-cost or no-cost studio spaces.
The Vancouver Artist Studio Awards Program will make the studio or live-work space available from 2015 to 2018.
The peer-reviewed process is open to Vancouver-based artists who demonstrate talent and financial need.
Applicants can have expertise in a wide range of art forms, including visual arts, dance, literary arts, theatre, and media arts.
According to a city news release, one live-work studio and one work-only studio are being offered for free.
The other five studios, four of which have living accommodations, will be available at rents ranging from $300 to $470 per month. A maximum of two people are permitted to occupy live-work studios.
The only live-work studio with a bedroom will be aimed at an artist with a child.
On August 16, the city will hold open houses so applicants can view the premises.
The deadline for applications is September 5.
Studio 1 is a 530-square-foot live-in suite on the third floor at the corner of East 4th Avenue and Scotia Street in Mount Pleasant. It's being offered for free and includes a washer and dryer, concrete floors, fridge, stove, and northeast-facing window.
Studio 2 is a one-bedroom split-level unit at West 8th Avenue and Cambie Street. This 960-square-foot suite will rent for $375 per month and includes a fridge, stove, washer, dryer, and 140-square-foot deck, as well as a parking stall.
Studio 3 is a 1,075-square-foot unit at East Pender Street near Clark Drive, renting for $440 per month. It includes a fridge, stove, dishwasher, security alarm, and 300-square-foot loft, as well as a parking stall.
Studio 4 is at Marine Drive and Cambie Street, renting for $470 per month. The 1,150-square-foot unit includes a fridge, stove, washer, dryer, storage area, 410-square-foot loft, and a west-facing garden patio. It also has a parking stall.
Studio 5 is a 910-square-foot unit renting for $375. It's also at Marine Drive and Cambie Street and includes a fridge, stove, washer, dryer, storage area, 295-square-foot loft, west-facing garden patio, and parking stall.
The work-only studios are both at West 6th Avenue and Fir Street. One rents for $300 per month and the other one is free. Both are 400 square feet and include a parking stall.