Vancouver Mural Festival Residency Program

Vancouver Mural Festival Residency Program

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.

Vancouver Mural Festival Unleased: Temporary Artist Spaces

Vancouver Mural Festival Unleased: Temporary Artist Spaces

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

Our Community Bikes

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.

VACFSS Child & Family Services Relocation

VACFSS Child & Family Services 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.

Activate Downtown Eastside (Phase 1)

Activate Downtown Eastside (Phase 1)

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.