Heatley Artist Space Renovation

$1,456 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 16 months
Who: Kathleen Nisbet, Chris Lemky and Patrick Metzger.

Where: 696 Hastings St. in Strathcona, in the courtyard behind the Heatley building.

The Heatley restaurant is already supporting an exciting music scene that we're proud to be part of, and this new space would be another valuable resource for the community. Collaborating and rehearsing are necessary for any arts scene, but shared spaces are becoming scarcer in Vancouver due to rising rent and limited space.  We think that this new space could be part of the solution.

We are raising funds to renovate and soundproof an 800sq foot arts space with the aim of making it into a place where musicians, dancers, actors and artists can rehearse, record, collaborate and perform. 

- Frame off a smaller section of the space and soundproof it by building a "room within a room" so it can be used for rehearsals and recording at higher volumes. 
- Build a ventilation system for this room which will draw air from the front of the space to the back. 
- Build and sprung plywood dance floor in the larger half of the room.
- Install lighter soundproofing treatment to the large room such as double drywall. 
- Reinforce the security of the main entrance and windows. 
- Ensure that lighting and electrical is adequate. 
- Purchase materials such as drywall, 2x4, insulation, plywood and doors.
- Hire a contractor to oversee the project (we will do as much of the work as we can). 

We're excited to create a new arts space in Vancouver and anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. If it's within your means, please consider building something with us.

Have a look at some of the fun incentives we're offering, and post any questions you have for us in the comments section below!

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Finally - our first day of Framing! A lot of people have donated their time expertise to this project. And thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the Gofundme. Next - insulation and electrical work!
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Raised by 21 people in 16 months
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Shon Wong
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