"SpaceShare opened our eyes to alternative options in Kingston for artists' spaces." Kingston Film Maker
"Because of the creation times we were able to have, we then were able to have a performance ready when COVID restrictions lessened" Kingston Dancer and Choreographer
Lots has happened these past few months...50 artists impacted one way or another by SpaceShare, new community partners helped us with hosting artists, we became an Incorporated Non Profit and we have a couple of artists ready to show or perform.
"It has helped my dancers get a more realistic view of the preliminary steps that are required when entering into a creation period."
" SpaceShare and GRIP were integral to my band being able to stay connected safely and consistently through the summer of 2021"
Check out our Facebook page for updates. We'll be going in to a cocooning phase for a few weeks while we gather info about SpaceShare and develop new projects. Stay tuned!
"Without GRIP for this part of our productions, we may have had to look outside Kingston for space that would work for us. We were very happy to avoid the extra travel time and logistics of leaving the city."
If you are a professional, independent artist in Kingston and Region, GRIP has been here for you with FREE, COVID compliant workspace. That has meant FREE space for you to rehearse, develop, record or build! We've been scouring the city for underused community spaces and we've got them! Need a big hall? Yup! A small setting for your personal recording without your roommates in the other room? That too! Are you a visual artist in need of a place to get messy? Hmm..hmm. Need to bang those drums all night long without disturbing your neighbours? We can help.
ADVOCACY SUPPORT ACTION PROJECTS
We are now a full Not For Profit entity so are looking forward to lots of partnerships and collaborations. We want to help you as a professional Kingston Artist. We want Kingston artists to be able to stay in Kingston and thrive in their work. We are a collective of GRIP artists based in Kingston, ON. Take a look inside to see what we've been up to since COVID hit and how we can emerge together.