For Vancouver’s local artists, finding studio and exhibition spaces can be a challenge. The VMF Residency Program builds upon the feasibility study conducted in Phase 1 (VMF Unleased) and delivers pilot projects for the creation of temporary artist studio and exhibition spaces in Vancouver.
For Vancouver’s local artists, finding studio and exhibition spaces can be a challenge. The VMF Unleased project examines ways to transform underused commercial properties into temporary artist spaces, particularly for emerging and BIPOC artists.
Our Community Bikes (OCB) is a non-profit community bike shop in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The lease on OCB’s current storefront is set to expire in the medium term and the organization contracted Hessey to complete a facility plan to support a future relocation.
The Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society (VACFSS) engaged Hessey in 2020 after their lease was not renewed for their Child and Family Services office due to a landlord development project on the site.
To prepare for the relocation of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House (DTES NH), a functional program was completed to find potential leasehold properties and maximize the impact of the DTES NH’s community programs.
In 2021, the City of Vancouver DTES Planning Team engaged a consultant team convened by Hessey to address access to affordable goods, services, and inclusive spaces in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) through the creation of an innovative funding program.