WELCOME TO OUR STUDIO SPACE
Open Studio is located in the 401 Richmond (suite #104) arts-and-culture hub in downtown Toronto. Our expansive and well-equipped 6,000 sq/ft studio has production facilities and equipment for relief, intaglio, screenprinting, lithography (including photo-based processes), and basic computer equipment.
Our priority is to support artists in the creation and exhibition of contemporary print in an open-minded, inclusive, safe and collaborative environment.
To access the studio facilities independently, you should have some technical print knowledge to work safely on your own; however, we can also help you gain experience to become familiar with the studio if you do not have a printmaking background. Interested individuals are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the Studio Access subject line to discuss the next steps.
Studio rent covers all in-house materials such as acids, solvents, cleaning solutions, rags, and any other chemicals required.
All studio users must first hold current membership before accessing the facilities. Annual membership fees cover access to our booking system, activation of fobs (to the building and the studio), and an initial orientation.
- Studio users must first hold current membership before using the studio
- Studio users must have received an orientation to gain access
- Studio facilities are open 24/7 for pre-approved studio users
- We encouraged all users using the studio to be vaccinated and boosted
- Masks must be worn in the studio
- Studio users must sign our usage policies & health and safety waiver
- Bookings are mandatory to reserve and guarantee equipment access
- Bookings: for four-hour time-slots (can be booked consecutively)
- Studio users must have fobs for 401 Richmond building and the studio doors
- Studio users can purchase rent online and book equipment online
- Studio users are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing their areas
- The studio kitchen is open and limited to 2 people
- Studio users can also rent a flat-file drawer or locker
Please note that membership does not imply immediate studio access. Studio access is offered after orientation and the purchase of studio rent. To purchase a membership or to renew, please contact us by email.