Creative Placemaking Workshops

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00 pm

Workshop 1: Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Workshop 2: Thursday, June 22 from 3 to 6 pm
Finally: A chance to share all you learned creating a tree house or building a fort in the back yard.
Toronto-based artist Jennie Suddick and urban planner Sara Udow will be considering forts and tree houses to look at how communities can engage with city planning to meet the needs of citizens. To do this, they’ll be asking about people’s dream tree houses, both real and imagined, part of a hands-on series called Creative Placemaking Workshops at Open Space.

Call for submissions! Readings Session: Accordionist Erica Roozendaal with Farshid Samandari

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (All day)

Deadline for submissions: June 13, 2017
Reading Session: Sunday June 25, 2017 starting at 10:30 a.m.
Express your interest anytime to and receive valuable resources that will help you form your pieces for accordion!
Open Space in collaboration with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is seeking submissions of fragments, sketches, and pieces for accordion. The reading session will take place June 25 at the University of Victoria and will be workshopped by accordionist Erica Roozendaal.
This reading session is a great opportunity for those who would like to write music for accordion. Erica Roozendaal performs frequently and will be a valuable resource for those looking at writing New Music for accordion. Roozendaal performs on a c-griff accordion chromatic button accordion.

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 7:00 pm

Business Skills for Artists Workshop: Demystifying Public Art Commissions for Artists

Sunday, March 9, 2014,
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Demystifying Public Art Commissions for Artists
workshop conducted by Bill Porteous
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Register on the CARFAC BC
Where: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC
When: Sunday March 9, 2014, 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $40 CARFAC members, $50 general 
Workshop instructor: Bill Porteous
This workshop will explore Public Art opportunities in British Columbia, where to find them, and how to prepare proposals for public commissions through short lecture presentations and group activities.

Concrete Scores/Art App

Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 pm to Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9:00 pm

Writer: Michael Nardone (Montreal, PQ)
Curators: Doug Jarvis (Victoria, BC), Peter Morin (Brandon, MN)
Exhibition dates: Friday, January 17, to Saturday, February 22, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Performances: Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Workshop: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
New Music Performance: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m. 
Venue: Open Space, 510 Fort St, Victoria, BC
Admission: by donation, New Music Performance tickets $10/$15 (at door or in advance at

Electric Breath: Concert and Artist Residency

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 pm to Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 pm

Fiolûtröniq and Open Space present
Electric Breath: Concert and Artist Residency 
IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP: February 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.
ARTIST TALK AND PRESENTATION: February 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. (In conjunction with Oak Bay Music New Music Festival. Talk will be held at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 1701 Elgin Rd, Oak Bay)
CONCERT ELECTRIC BREATH: February 17, 2016 at 8 p.m.
ADMISSION: Advanced tickets available at or by calling 1-800-838-3006 
Advance: $16 general, $11 students/seniors/members
Door: $20 general, $15 students/seniors/members
VENUE: Open Space, 510 Fort St. (Talk will be held at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 1701 Elgin Rd, Oak Bay)

Global Soundscapes - Notes from the Araxes Basin

Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:30 pm to Sunday, February 21, 2016, 5:00 pm

Event: Global Soundscapes: Notes from the Araxes Basin 
Genre: New Music 
Demonstration: February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. 
Concert: February 20, 2016 at 8 p.m. 
Workshop: February 21, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. 
Venue: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
Admission: Concert: $16/$11 in advance, $20/$15 at the door; all other events are by donation 
Tickets: or by calling 1-800-838-3006 

Performance Art Workshop: VestAndPage

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 10:00 am to Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5:00 pm

Artists: Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes
Workshop: FRAGILE LIMITS: September 26 and 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and September 28 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Admission was $20. (Enrolment limited to fifteen participants.)
Film screening: sin∞fin The Movie: September 26 at 8:00 p.m., entrance by donation
Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes have been working together under the name of VestAndPage in performance art, filmmaking, visual art, writing, and as independent curators since 2006. They hosted the FRAGILE LIMITS workshop, following VestandPage's unique method through the process of making a performative piece. In addition, the couple screened sin∞fin The Movie, produced while roaming through Antarctica, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, India, and Kashmir.

SALT New Music Festival and Symposium

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

Genre New Music
Concert Locations Open Space, 510 Fort Street; additional events at the University of Victoria
Concert Dates
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Quasar
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Ensemble Dal Niente and Experimental Studio
Sunday, June 2, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Tsilumos Ensemble and Max Murray
Concert Admission Each: $15 general/$10 student, senior, or member. For all three: $30. All tickets were available at the door or at
The SALT New Music Festival and Symposium was a one-week event occurring from May 25 to June 2, taking place at Open Space and the University of Victoria School of Music.


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