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Artscape and Beanfield Metroconnect Partner to Support Toronto’s Creative Entrepreneurs

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TORONTO, ON – Artscape is proud to announce a partnership with Toronto-based telecommunications company, Beanfield Metroconnect, that will provide an invaluable resource to artists, designers and creatives operating in a digitally connected marketplace.

Beanfield Metroconnect will supply Internet service and Wi-Fi connectivity within Artscape Daniels Launchpad’s entire facility, including its co-working space, meeting and event spaces, the Lloyd & Mimy Hodgkinson Computer Lab, five multidisciplinary Creative Studios and its state-of-the-art Digital Media Lab. The improved connectivity will accelerate Launchpad members’ creative projects as they work with large digital assets in the Digital Media Lab’s Photography Studio, VFX Studio, Audio Recording Studio and Editing Suites.

As a Founding Partner of Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Beanfield shares Launchpad’s commitment to supporting Toronto’s vibrant community of emerging and established creative entrepreneurs. The partnership will positively impact Launchpad’s growing membership base of over 900 artists, designers and creatives as they launch and scale their businesses.

“We are honored to work with Artscape Daniels Launchpad to deliver connectivity to the creative community. We understand that access to telecommunications services is a barrier in production and distribution, and we’re grateful to be in a position to assist and empower the artists in this space”, says Kal Benedict, Vice President of Sales at Beanfield.

Beanfield will also offer Launchpad members three months of free Beanfield Business Internet and phone services to kick start their businesses. This exclusive offering for Artscape Daniels Launchpad members will help them reduce the start-up costs of launching a creative business.

“Creative entrepreneurs need to be digitally connected to reach potential audiences and buyers,” says Chalo Hancock, Managing Director at Artscape Daniels Launchpad. “That’s why the partnership between Artscape and Beanfield directly benefits Launchpad’s creative entrepreneurs in their path to prosper.”

Over the next three years of this partnership, Artscape and Beanfield Metroconnect have both pledged to support Toronto’s creative community to thrive.

For more details, please contact:

Lindsay Kwan
Communications Manager, Artscape
lkwan@artscape.ca

David Swain
Marketing Manager, Beanfield Metroconnect
dswain@beanfield.com

About Artscape Daniels Launchpad
Artscape Daniels Launchpad is a first-of-its-kind creative entrepreneurship hub designed to help emerging and established artists, designers and creators generate income and thrive like never before in their creative practice. Launchpad offers members unparalleled access to a unique 30,000+ sq. ft. facility with state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary creative and technical studios; co-working space; meeting and event facilities. Launchpad’s community of coaches and mentors also supports and inspires creative experimentation, learning and collaboration through specialized creative entrepreneurship programs, workshops and events. Launchpad is owned and operated by Artscape and named in recognition of the outstanding financial support of The Daniels Corporation, the John and Myrna Daniels Foundation and WJ Properties. Learn more at artscapedanielslaunchpad.com.

About Beanfield Metroconnect
Beanfield Metroconnect installs, owns and operates the largest private fibre-optic network in Toronto. We are not a reseller, nor do we rely on other provider’s networks. We pride ourselves on bringing exceptional speed and outstanding customer service.

Beanfield was founded in 1988 and we are a privately held and Canadian operated company. We provide comprehensive telecom services to over 700 commercial and residential buildings. We also operate four data centres and are facilities-based, maintaining and managing our own in-house construction and fibre maintenance teams.  Beanfield’s residential services include fibre-to-the-suite Internet, TV and home phone. Our business services include Internet, Business Phone, TV, dark fibre, private line and co-location. Learn more at Beanfield.com.

About Artscape
Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape’s projects, programs and services are designed to help creatives thrive while enhancing the communities around them to become more vibrant, inclusive and resilient.

Artscape is best known for its work as the developer/operator of a growing portfolio of 14 unique cultural facilities in Toronto—including community cultural hubs; multi-purpose creative spaces; artist live/work studio spaces; and 44 performance, exhibition and event spaces. Artscape’s work is accomplished through a range of social enterprises focusing on: real estate development; affordable housing and property management; performance and event facility management; makerspace management; entrepreneurship development; community animation and youth empowerment programming; as well as knowledge transfer, research and consulting services. Learn more at artscape.ca.

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