"Executive Director Helen Marzolf will be retiring later this fall, after twelve years with Open Space. Helen has increased the scope and depth of programming, established and endowment, fostered residencies, major installations and exhibitions, collaborations and support for Indigenous programming at Open Space. Hundreds of student employees, coop students, volunteers and interns have embarked on careers in the arts during Helen's directorship. Thanks to her efforts, Open Space is in an excellent state capable, energetic board and staff teams." -Lynda Gammon, Chair, Hiring Committee
On June 16 and 17, Open Space’s literary series Open Word: Readings and Ideas joins forces with Planet Earth Poetry and the Ministry of Casual Living in a weekend of contemporary poetry, featuring Hilary Clark, Donato Mancini, and Steven Ross Smith.