The City of Port Moody owns and operates a collection of artist studios at 2709 Esplanade. We rent these spaces to emerging and professional artists to encourage them to base their practice in the City. By providing studio space, we also try to connect artists to a larger creative network and help foster collaboration and community.

Rent studio space

If you would like to rent a studio through the City of Port Moody, you will need to submit a completed 2709 Esplanade Studios Rental Application form along with:

  • a CV or resume
  • a letter of interest
  • two professional references
  • one landlord reference
  • your artistic medium

Please send your completed 2709 Esplanade Studios Rental Application by email or drop off your application at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Rd.

Studio space is rented under a one-year lease. You will be asked to provide one month's rent as a deposit and post-dated cheques when you sign the lease agreement.

Availability and rates

Studio rental rates are based on the size of the studio as well as special features, and shared amenities. For a full list of rates and current available space, please contact the Public Art Coordinator.

Please note that all studios are currently rented and a waitlist is being maintained.

Our studios

We have 11 private studios that range in size. Each space is unique. Some have skylights, or windows, and others have private washrooms. Common areas such as a kitchen, washroom, and gallery space is shared between artists.

The studios are not sound proof and as a result are not suitable for musicians.