What is BETAMAX?

BETAMAX is a brand new arts building located in the rapidly evolving Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood, which is seeing an influx of artistic, creatively minded people. BETAMAX serves the local arts community by hosting gallery space and events, private and communal studio spaces, and classroom programming and member access.

Need studio space?

BETAMAX ARTIST STUDIOS is a 10,000 square foot facility that provides long and short-term studio spaces to artists and artisans who want to participate in a dynamic, active arts environment. We provide the space to work and facilitate a community of artists that support and inspire each other. Our aim is to provide a welcoming space for artists to study, learn and grow.

Our community

Our focus is to create an environment that plays an encouraging role in the the greater arts community. The studio is located in the heart of Hastings Sunrise. It’s easily accessible by bus, and is near many of Vancouver’s most unique shops and restaurants. If you want to take advantage of Vancouver’s fastest growing artistic community, this is the location for you.

Events

BETAMAX hosts monthly events and gallery openings to showcase our studio artists and members of the community. Open studio events are held on the first Friday of every month, and we have a large studio show once a year.

Please view our Facebook events listings for details of upcoming and past events.

Classes

We will soon be offering an array of classes in art, fabrication, and more. Classes will be taught by BETAMAX artists and other local artists and artisans from around the community. Class schedules and tickets will be available here when classes begin.

If you have an idea for a class or are interested to learn more, please get in touch with us!

BETAMAX Studio Features

BETAMAX communal artist studios are locked off and secure from the general public areas but not locked entirely off from other artists. This provides opportunities for the sharing of ideas, a sense of community and the opportunity to work together cooperatively.

  • Annual studio artist show
  • First Friday gallery reception & open studios
  • Gallery shows with opening nights
  • Beautiful new space with high ceilings
  • Bright space with lots of natural light & lighting
  • 24/7 building access
  • Lockable private studio spaces
  • Teaching & learning opportunities in studios & workshops
  • Communal break area with coffee bar & refrigerator
  • High-speed wireless internet included
  • Separate washout sinks for paints
  • Lots of street parking & easy bus route access via Hastings & Nanaimo
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  • Annual studio artist show
  • First Friday gallery reception & open studios
  • Gallery shows with opening nights
  • Beautiful new space with high ceilings
  • Bright space with lots of natural light & lighting
  • 24/7 building access
  • Lockable private studio spaces
  • Teaching & learning opportunities in studios & workshops
  • Communal break area with coffee bar & refrigerator
  • High-speed wireless internet included
  • Separate washout sinks for paints
  • Lots of street parking & easy bus route access via Hastings & Nanaimo
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Floorplan & Prices

Working studio spaces are priced depending on the light and location, and range between $250-$1000 a month. Rental amount includes garbage, heat, hydro, internet, all property taxes and fees, as well as the staffing which supports the facility (but does not include tax (GST)). Click on the image below to view a larger plans.

Apply to BETAMAX

Please take a few minutes to fill out this simple questionnaire so that we can help connect you with the best space for you.

What type of space are you looking for?
Private artist spaceCommunal or shared spacePottery-specific options and space

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What type of space are you looking for?
Private artist spaceCommunal or shared spacePottery-specific options and space

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