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Downtown St. Catharines
Available 1 September 2016
Wednesday 31 August 5PM

NAC has a new storefront space on St. Paul Street to accommodate studios, screen-printing facilities, and retail space for selling art work! Interested? Contact us at

  1. How do I apply?
    Applications must include:
    – Ten digital images (jpegs) of your work (or appropriate documentation)
    – An artist statement no longer than 150 words
    – A resume or CV or your art related education and/or experience, if applicable. It should be no longer than two pages
  2. When are applications due?
    We begin our occupancy of the space on Thursday 1 September. Applications are due by Wednesday 24 August. Depending on availability, a second round of applications may follow in October.
  1. How much will the rent be?
    The rent for studio spaces will begin at $150/month. The rate is dependent on the size of the space you’d like and the number of artists renting. The spaces are common, meaning you will be sharing space in a room with two or three other artists. 
  1. How big are the studios?
    This depends on the number of artists occupying the space. Each space will be a minimum of 100 square feet and all spaces will have some natural light.
  2. Will I have WIFI access?
  1. What is the selections process?
    You apply by email (, by mail (NAC, 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2), or by dropping your application off in person on or before Wednesday 24 August.A selection committee comprised of NAC staff, board of directors, and members of NAC’s programming committee will review all the applications and inform all the candidates of the results on Saturday 27 August. The committee will use the same guidelines used to select work for the Members Gallery which can be found here:Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery. Accepted tenants will be informed of when they can move in, some time on or before Thursday 1 September.
  1. What percentage of sales will you take from the retail space?
    Much like NAC’s Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery, NAC will collect a 15% commission on sales in the retail space. This modest commission will be used to cover costs of maintenance and conducting transactions.
  1. Do you have to be a NAC Member to rent space?
    NAC will be accepting responsibility for the space and extending its liability insurance to the space so all renters must be NAC Members. An artist membership in NAC is $40 + HST. You can join NAC online here.
  1. Will the print studio be available to those who are not part of the collective space?
    The print facilities will be available at hourly and daily rental rates. These rates will be kept affordable and made available as soon as the print studio is up and running. We plan on being able to offer screen-printing (including photo-emulsion facilities) and impression printing with motorized etching presses.
  1. Who will be selling art work in the retail store at the new space?
    Only artists who are tenants in the space will be able to put their art and craft works for sale in the retail store. In time, NAC may open in up to artists-at-large. The tenants will be responsible for setting and maintaining the retail store’s hours.
  1. What hours will the studio be open?
    Studio tenants will have twenty-four hour access.
  1. What about craft arts?
    NAC is a contemporary visual art gallery, so our focus will be on making studio space for expression in the visual arts. However, we are planning to open a portion of the studio spaces to professional craft art-makers as well. The ratio will be 75% visual art and 25% craft.