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Xpace COVID-19 Response

Dear friends of Xpace, 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are actively following the guidance of Canadian public health authorities to protect the health and safety of our staff and community. 

Following recommendations from the Department of Health Canada, spring programming at Xpace Cultural Centre has been postponed until further notice. 

Xpace will remain closed and scheduled events/exhibitions will be put on hold. To practice social distancing, our staff members are working remotely and maintaining communication through email, cellphone, Skype and social media. 

We understand that it may be a scary and stressful time for many of you right now, especially for those in precarious health, work or living situations. Please be assured that all scheduled artists, curators, speakers and facilitators will be paid on time and in accordance to CARFAC fees, regardless of any cancellations.  

We are also posting daily updates on our public Facebook group and Instagram regarding resources, toolkits and emergency funds for artists, freelancers and folx most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please join the discussion, invite friends and send over anything you’d like us to share with our networks. 

Although we’re a small team, we recognize the role that Xpace plays in the emerging arts community, and are doing everything in our capacity to practice mindful social distancing, keep everyone informed and support you as best we can. 

We are currently brainstorming creative ways in which we can present programming, host gatherings and share resources virtually and online. If you have any ideas, suggestions or accommodation requests, please contact Alexia at

We will keep you updated on any changes as they roll in. 

Sending much love, stay safe!

Alexia, Natalie, Philip and Enna