Alberta’s space matching tool lists 1,000th venue

Date: Feb 21, 2018


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February 21, 2018

(Calgary AB) – SpaceFinder Alberta, the free-to-list, free-to-search online platform for short-term space, reached its milestone 1,000th venue listing today. SpaceFinder Alberta is a free province-wide online marketplace for short-term space rental for artists, arts organizations, non-profits, community groups and individuals. It connects people who need space with organizations who have space to rent. SpaceFinder Alberta is helping Albertans find suitable space for meeting, creating, rehearsing, presenting, collaborating, gathering or celebrating.

Joni Carroll, Arts Spaces consultant at Calgary Arts Development, is thrilled with the response to SpaceFinder in Alberta. “Our focus since launching in 2016 was getting venue operators to sign up their spaces and the response has been fantastic. Of all the 25 regions in the US and Canada, Alberta has had the largest uptake for a SpaceFinder community. People seem to really understand that SpaceFinder is great for our communities. Now we want to make sure that everyone who needs to book a space knows that this wonderful free tool is here.”

SpaceFinder Alberta’s 1,000th venue is the most recent offering from Voltage Creative. Collaborators Andrea Llewellyn, Kelly Johnsgaard, Ian Brooks, Cory Nespor, and Anna Hall have revitalized and repurposed part of the former Shamrock Hotel as a multi-purpose arts space in the community of Ramsay, near downtown Calgary. They will be opening and taking bookings soon.

“Our first space, Voltage Garage, was on SpaceFinder Alberta,” says Andrea Llewellyn, “so we didn’t think twice about listing our new spaces. We know SpaceFinder will help us get lots of bookings.”

SpaceFinder Alberta has successfully launched in Calgary, Edmonton, and other regions of Alberta. Since launching, SpaceFinder Alberta has had over 22,000 searches.

Whatever you need space for, whatever space you list, SpaceFinder Alberta makes finding the right match easier for Albertans. Find us on the web at spacefinderalberta.org or contact spaces@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

Learn more and see what people are saying about this tool on Calgary Arts Development's website. 

Further Information
Helen Moore-Parkhouse
Director, Communications and Engagement, Calgary Arts Development
Phone: (office) 403.264.5330 ext. 102; (mobile) 587.227.0150
Email: helen.moore-parkhouse@calgaryartsdevelopment.com

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