Founded in September 1972, Open Space is a non-profit artist-run centre located in Victoria, British Columbia. For over forty years, Open Space has supported professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to media, art, music, and performance. As an exhibition and performance centre, Open Space reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada, and beyond. Our commitment to contemporary artists is an inclusive situation, embracing work by artists of different disciplines, media, generations, cultures, and communities.


Open Space supports experimental artistic practices in all contemporary arts disciplines, acting as a laboratory for engaging art, artists, and audiences. 

Open Space Arts Society Vision Statement (2010)


Open Space gratefully acknowledges the financial support of

  • The Canada Council for the Arts;
  • The Province of British Columbia, through the BC Arts Council and Community Gaming Grants;
  • The Victoria Foundation;
  • The SOCAN Foundation;
  • The Greater Victoria Capital Regional District, through the municipalities of Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Metchosin, Saanich, Highlands, View Royal, Sidney and the City of Victoria;
  • and our members and volunteers.

Open Space
510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
Victoria, British Columbia

Tuesday - Saturday


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