progress lab 1422 + vancouver creative space
In 2009, we co-founded PL1422, a 6,000 s.f. rehearsal and production centre in East Vancouver. It's quickly become both a kind of hub for the Vancouver indie theatre community and a model for shared space initiatives in the non-profit sector.
We're super interested in the collaborative, anti-competitive model which has made the development of our space possible, and happily share all resource documents with those interested in similar ventures.
Vancouver Creative Space Society, which I chair, is the society that manages our shared production hub. Our current focus is finding other areas the four partners can share resources on, and - down the road - helping other cultural organizations develop shared-space initiatives. Dedicated to trying to transform Vancouverites understanding of what culture is and can be in the life of a city.