BC Artscape is leasing approximately 48,000 square feet of the Sun Wah building to create a community arts and culture centre.  Spanning three floors as well as the rooftop, the community arts and culture centre will be a multi-tenanted facility where artists, local residents, community organizations, governments and businesses combine their efforts to foster culture and support community.  Programming and uses will be determined through the engagement and advice of the Chinatown community, but might include exhibition, production, performance, studios, non-profit offices and indoor/ outdoor programming space.



Please note that the below schedule is our best estimate at this early stage and we will make updates regularly as we move forward into development.

  • December 2016: Project Launch, Info Sessions and Request for Expressions of Interest process
  • February 2017: Report Back to Community Events 系列的“給社會的報告”活動
  • March 10th – March 24th 2017: Call for Tenants (see Call for Tenants section below)
  • February-September 2017: Design + Construction
  • October 2017: Expected Occupancy

Call for Tenants 租戶召喚

The Call for Tenants explains explains how professional artists, not-for profit arts, cultural and community organizations, and community groups can apply to rent at the BC Artscape space at 268 Keefer Street. 租戶召喚文件說明了專業藝術家,非營利機構或文化與社會團體和組織可以如可申請租出BC Artscape 在奇化街268號的空間。

For those that submitted an Expression of Interest, the Call for Tenants process will confirm your interest and ideas. For new applicants, the Call for Tenants application confirms the amount of space you need, what you want to do in the space, and what you need to make that happen.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 24th at 3PM. 申請截止日期是2017年3月 24日下午3點。

Read the Call for Tenants & submit your application!



Are you a member of the Chinatown community or do you frequently visit Chinatown? We want to hear your ideas for a community arts and culture centre! Your responses will assist us with developing the vision and operating plan for the centre to ensure it accurately reflects community need and aspirations. Participating in our Community Visioning Survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes. 你是唐人街的居民或時常到訪唐人街嗎?我們想聽聽你對我們在唐人街的藝術及文化中心有什麼想法!你的回應會幫助我們建造中心的願景及操作計劃並確保中心能夠反映它所在的社區。參與我們的社區願景調查只需5-10分鐘。

Take the Survey 参加调查

Community Engagement 社會參與

BC Artscape is committed to community engagement as an essential part of our project development process.  With the support of June Chow and Carmut Me, we are undertaking extensive consultations with a broad range of local artists, cultural groups, business owners, residents, and other stakeholders on the role of an arts and cultural space in Chinatown. Our community engagement work informs the emerging project vision, design, and operating plan for the centre as we move forward through project development into operation.

BC Artscape 承若與社會聯繫並認知社會的參與是該項目發展過程中很重要的一部分。在周慕慈(June Chow)與米家宓(Carmut Me)的協助下,我們正在進行廣泛的社會諮詢,與本地藝術家、文化團體、商戶、居民、和其他相關人士計議這個藝術與文化空間在華埠能夠扮演什麼角色。由目前的項目發展到項目開始運行,我們的社會參與工作並繼續告知項目的新興願景、設計及操作計劃。

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