News & Updates

Community-Initiated Capital Project Funding for Arts & Heritage

Part of the "Building Communities through Arts and Heritage" program, Department of Canadian Heritage announces "Legacy Funding" for Community-initiated capital projects that engage citizens and raise awareness of local arts and heritage. Recipients may receive up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $500,000.

New social housing & production space for artists coming to Main & 2nd

City of Vancouver announced approval for a Community Land Trust of BC and BC Artscape operated space for 30 units of housing for artists with 4,000sf of shared production space on the ground floor. 

NEW - Case Studies in Social Purpose Real Estate

SPRE is proud to share seven new case studies in social purpose real estate and 30+ profiles on spre projects from around BC. Digging deep into topics of partnerships/people, steps to realization, funding/financing, operations/tenanting and impact/lessons learned, the studies cover a diversity of projects from across all sectors. Check them out on the "Case Studies" pages, Social Purpose Real Estate Colaborative.

Real Estate Foundation Grants to Help Sustainable Land Use in BC

Union Gospel Mission to Provide New Social Housing and Recovery Centre

Solutions to Nonprofit Displacement, from Northern California Grantmakers

SPRE goes Social with Twitter and Instagram

Check out the SPRE feeds on Twitter and Instagram @space4community

Tackling the Question of "pop-up" versus "permanent" -- We want both, right?

Community Land Trusts Take Aim at Rising Rents

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund: Creative Hubs

Providing funding for cultural spaces including arts, hertitage, culture and creative innovation through renovation, construction, specialized equipment and feasiblity studies, with "... an additional $300 million over a ten year period, starting in 2018-2019, to further support creative hubs and other cultural spaces."