Guelph, ON – March 1, 2016 –In partnership with City of Guelph, Downtown Renewal and Downtown Guelph Business Association, Guelph Arts Councilinvites professional and emerging artists to apply for the third and final round of HATCH [pop-up art-space], a creative spaces project that connects artists with free temporary art space in under-utilized and transitioning spaces in downtown Guelph.

Properties donated in this round include: public installation spaces in decommissioned Guelph Transit bus shelters, the front window at Guelph’s co-working hub 10 Carden, and an entire vacant commercial unit in Old Quebec Street Mall.

Artists interested in popping up temporary installations and exhibitions in one of these spaces can find more information at

Apply online:

The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 20th at noon.Successful applicants will be notified by March 25th, 2016.

Successful applicants are matched with a space for approximately 30 days. Artists are provided with free space and compensated for installation costs, as well as artist and/or professional fees. Permitted uses and available dates vary for each property. See Application for more detailed information.

For more information artists may contact: Melissa Gobeil, Project Coordinator, Guelph Arts Council, [email protected], 519-836-3280 (office).

HATCH [pop-up art-space] is supported by The Elevator Project, Guelph Community Foundation – Musagetes Fund, 10 Carden, and City of Guelph.

About Guelph Arts Council:

For over forty years, Guelph Arts Council has been dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. Guelph Arts Council is funded in part by The Guelph Community Foundation and City of Guelph. We also acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), an agency of the Government of Ontario, which last year funded 1,737 individual artists and 1,095 organizations in 223 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.1 million.


For more information contact:

Guelph Arts Council

[email protected]

or call 519-836-3280 (office)

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