Founded in September 1972, Open Space is non-profit artist-run centre located in Victoria, British Columbia. For over thirty years, Open Space has supported professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to media, art, music and performance. Open Space encourages young and emerging artists. 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, cultures and communities.
Open Space is a working laboratory for innovative art practices, opening new territories for contemporary art, artists and society in a global context.
Open Space Arts Society Vision Statement (2001)
Open Space gratefully acknowledges the financial support of:
The Canada Council for the Arts
The Province of British Columbia, through the BC Arts Council
The Greater Victoria Capital Regional District, through the municipalities of Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Metchosin, Saanich, the City of Victoria, the District of Highlands and Township of View Royal
and our members and volunteers.