Affordable, Appropriate, and Sustainable Live/Work Studios
Artists of different disciplines live and work in this dynamic creative community. This unique cooperative consists of sixteen live/work studios located above the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts on 118th. ArtsHub 118 offers an affordable advantage to those who qualify. Membership in the Co-op is open to professional artists and non-profit arts or cultural industry professionals and is determined by application.
Because ArtsHub 118 was built with the help of the Cornerstones Affordable Housing program, developed through the City of Edmonton, to increase the number of long term affordable housing units. For this reason, personal incomes are restricted to a maximum amount earned to be eligible and applicants must meet income requirements upon move-in.
ArtsHub 118 are more than tenants; they are members and together are responsible for the co-op. Each member has a vote in how to best manage the residence, allowing you to have a say in how to shape the environment. This not only fosters a community within the building but builds social cohesion.
The co-op offers 16 light-filled apartment-style live/work units that are approximately 750 square feet. Each unit
- 1 bedroom + den units with large windows
- In-suite laundry
- Large communal outdoor deck
- Onsite outdoor parking
- Close to Public Transit
- Vibrant artistic neighbours and community
- Colourful neighbourhood with strong sense of community
- Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts studios and gallery at street level below the Co-op
- Pets are allowed (limit of one dog or two cats)
- Appliances included are
- Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer, & Dryer
ArtsHub 118 is Edmonton’s first affordable housing co-op for artists and was funded with a $2.4 million grant from the Cornerstones Program. The project was to help increase the supply of local affordable housing and help the City of Edmonton and the Alberta Avenue community in their joint efforts to revitalize the 118th Avenue area.
On June 30, 2011, Arts Habitat, along with partners Edmonton Inner City Housing Society, Arts Habitat and Artists Urban Village, celebrated the official opening of ArtsHub 118 Housing Cooperative!