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Backstage Pass

Introducing Backstage Pass – a program offering complimentary space to creatives who were affected by the pandemic, in need of space to perform their next show, produce their next musical endeavor or rehearse for their next gig.

Artscape is offering these complimentary spaces*! Apply today and take your performance, production or rehearsal to the next level – because exceptional artists deserve exceptional space.

« This program has been made possible by the Government of Canada. »
« Ce programme a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada. »

*Maximum $2500 value 

What type of space are you looking for?


Produce your next piece of work at one of the following spaces, ideal for...

Fashion, portrait or product photography, a wide range of video shoots, VFX or virtual production and finally, a boutique sound studio perfect for your next professional recording.

Get up to two bookings at one of these locations:

Artscape Daniels Launchpad - Digital Media Lab (DML)

Man taking photo of another man from high angle in studio

Photography Studio

  • 621-square foot Photography Studio  
  • Features a white 18-foot curved cycloramic wall 
  • Sony A7iii Cameras 
  • Sigma lenses 
  • Profoto strobe lights  
  • Variety of light modifiers 
View of video production in progress inside green screen room from control room

Video Production Studio

  • 943-square foot VFX Live Room  
  • Green 90-degree curved cycloramic wall with adjoining broadcast-style VFX Control Room 
  • Video Equipment Kit including Black Magic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 camera and a wide range of supporting equipment 
Group of four people sitting in a circle inside sound recording studio

Sound Recording Studio

  • Audio Engineer included in booking 
  • 202-square foot Control Room built around an SSL XL-Desk analog mixing console 
  • Pair of Barefoot Footprint 1 speakers and a range of premium equipment including Neve, Avalon and Millenia preamps and a wide selection of microphones 
  • 231-square foot Live Room equipped with top-of-the-line instruments and amplifiers 


Rehearse for your next show at one of the following spaces, ideal for...

The artist looking to practice for their next gig - including lighting, sound, and live-performance workers.

Get up to two bookings at one of these locations:

View of empty Sugar Hall

Artscape Daniels Launchpad – Sugar Hall:

  • Rehearsal spaces are ideal for theatre, dance or other types of non-music rehearsals
  • Beautiful views of the water  
  • Ability to equip with chair seating, tables and stages on a first come first served basis
View of empty Rockport Hall

Artscape Weston Common – Rockport Hall

  • Exclusive use of 1800 sq ft. of rehearsal space in Rockport Hall 
  • Performance calibre Audio Visual equipment with full lighting grid  
  • Technical Support for set up   
  • Backline equipment to support the ease of artist’s transportation and access to affordable rehearsal space, including:   
  • Guitar Amps (2) & Stand  
  • Bass Amp  
  • Keyboard, Keyboard Amp & Stand  
  • Drum Kit & Stool  
  • Music Stands (5)  


Perform your next show at one of the following spaces, ideal for...

The artist who is ready to put on a show - including audio/visual capabilities, professional lighting, and video projection.

Dancer squatting low to dance floor in purple lighting

Artscape Daniels Launchpad – Sugar Hall:

  • Beautiful views of the water  
  • Well equipped with projection, audio, lighting, and conferencing capabilities 
Two actors performing around bed with audience surrounding in close proximity

Artscape Sandbox

  • Lighting grids spanning the event space and feature lighting in the bar area.  
  • An adjustable welcome desk to accommodate registration, a box office and coat check.  
  • Full AV capabilities, including lighting grid, sound system and projector and screen. 
Woman performing on stage in front of full audience

Artscape Weston Common – Rockport Hall

  • Performance caliber audio visual equipment 
  • Movable stage 
  • Bar 
  • Green room
  • Full lighting grid 


  • Applicant must be a live performance sector worker [Musicians, Vocalists (Singer-Songwriter), Videographer, Photographer, Podcaster, Producer, Mixed Media Artist, Influencer, Content Creator, Editor, Colourist, Cinematographer, Movie-Maker, 3D-FX Artist, Dancers, Spoken Word, Comedians and Comedy Performers] 
  • Applicant’s practice must have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Applicant must have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Applicant can only apply for one program stream [Production, Rehearsal or Performance] 
  • If applying on behalf of a group, max of 1 applicant per group 
  • Please note that program support is subject to applicant and resource availability and will only be offered in predefined booking periods. Once confirmed, a booking may not be rescheduled, credited or refunded. Program participants must have sufficient availability to schedule and use program support by March 31, 2023.
  • Artscape encourages applications from those that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, class, gender, race and sexual orientation. Please let us know if you have any needs for accommodation throughout the process by contacting
For partner recognition - funded by the Government of Canada / Financé par le gouvernement du Canada
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