All Studios must be active during public hours. Full-time Artists-in-Residence have 24 hour access to the facilities.

Library & Resources

We have a small but comprehensive library and additional resources. Artists-in-Residence have free access to a computer (PC), printer, photo-copier, telephone and fax machine for business purposes.


Reduced-rate parking is available for all Artists-in-Residence.


Each studio has two volunteer, professional Artistic Advisers and a Business Advisory Council to give advice, offer critiques and suggestions about career direction and work development.

Professional Development

We organize a series of events primarily for artists-in-residence and the greater craft and design community with national and international artists and professionals – lectures, workshops, seminars, conferences, and exhibitions.


Artists-in-residence have the opportunity to teach classes. Class structure varies depending on each studio. Artists-in-Residence keep full tuition for classes. Harbourfront Centre does not take a percentage.

Retail Opportunities

THE CENTRE SHOP – Craft + Design Shop at Harbourfront Centre – carrying work from across Canada and the world – has a large section of work by current and former Harbourfront Centre Artists-in-Residence.