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SPUR-FALL-14---web-final-29 Arts Incubator stretches toward budget goal

A PROJECT aiming to turn a historic Calgary school into an innovative arts hub is reach-ing for its funding goal and seeking tenants.Proponent cSPACE Projects is looking for $7.5 million in funding to complete the King Edward Arts Incubator, says CEO Reid Henry. Almost 75 per cent of the proj-ect’s $31 million total cost has been raised with help from all levels of government and a partnership with The Calgary Foundation.Turning King Edward School, in the community of South Calgary, into an incubator and hub for the arts will be a first for Calgary.

Henry foresees the project, expected to begin construction in 2015, as a catalyst for the arts and sustainable development.“We’re an agile, entrepreneurial organi-zation with a bold idea, looking for organizations, companies and individuals who support what we are doing on the artistic and cultural scene. We’ll have Calgary’s first affordable live-work studios for artists.” The plan calls for a mixed-used facility for arts groups that will promote social innovation and community development. The centre will include ofces and collaboration spaces with on-site housing.

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