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What's an Art Hive?

An Art Hive is a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist.

From an art pop-up in a local library to a community studio or gallery, at its heart, an Art Hive is about inclusion, respect and learning.

It's a welcoming place to talk, make art and build communities. Responding in creative ways to things that matter.

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Latest News

  • Last June, Seanna Connell and Catherine Lamaison of Art Bridges, a national community arts organization based in Toronto, ON, visited 3 Montreal Art Hives (La Place Commune, La Ruche d'Art St-Henri and Coop Le Milieu), as part of their tour of Montreal's community arts scene. 

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  • On Monday, October 17, 2016 the LivingRoom Community Art Studio, an Art Hive in Oshawa, ON hosted Art Hives 101, a full-day workshop covering the founding principles and methods as well as the practical aspects (models and legal structures, financial, social and environmental sustainability) of starting an art hive in one's community or organization, offered by the Art Hives Network. This works

  • Memorial University in St.John's, Newfoundland, welcomes Dr. Timm-Bottos on Saturday October 22nd, 2016 for a one-day experiential workshop, introducing the methods practiced in a community art studio, aka Art Hive, developed over a 22-year sustained research practice by Professor Timm-Bottos.

  • On October 20th, Inuk Art Therapist and Founder of the FreeArts4All Art Hive in Cape Breton, NS, Jennifer Vivian, MA presented her research on an aboriginal model of art therapy, first published as her MA thesis in 2013 and then expanded through her practice as an art therapist within aboriginal communities as well as learning from her elders and other community members. 

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