Our New Building
Award-winning architect, Richard Henriquez of Henriquez Partners Architects, will create a dynamic mix of studios, exhibition, and performance areas for existing and future programming, using best practices for sustainable design.
At Arts Umbrella, we believe that creativity is limitless. For 40 years, we have made our home on Granville Island, where we are members of a vibrant arts community.
In recent years, we have outgrown our 14,000-square-foot space, which is in poor condition due to overuse and age. And while our artistic staff are brimming with ideas for innovative new programs, we simply have no more room for growth. Until now.
Now is the time for a new home, for a larger space built for arts education, exhibition, and performance, one that will become an incubator for artistic expression for the entire community.
Led by award-winning firm Henriquez Partners Architects, construction has started at 1400 Johnston Street to transform the former Emily Carr University of Art + Design South Building into a 50,000-square-foot purpose-built youth arts education facility.
With your support, we will be able leverage this once-in-a-lifetime chance to create limitless opportunities for young people in the arts.