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How to Start a Cooperative Workspace

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4893a Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON M9A 1B2

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Featuring panellists Samar Hejazi, Djuna Day, and Frances Hahn. Join these industry experts as they talk about the challenges and advantages of starting your own cooperative workspace. Pick their brains and learn from their successes and failures. Come and meet other Etobicoke artists who are interested in collaborating and sharing space. Michael Vickers and Oliver Pauk from Akin will be in attendance.


Samar Hejazi

Samar Hejazi is a Toronto-based visual artist who has been involved in collective art spaces since 2013. After first joining Al Green Sculpture studio, she founded and ran Inlight Studio from 2014 until its closure in 2016. She has been a part of Akin collective since then, currently participating in their studio residency at MOCA.

Djuna Day

Djuna Day is a Canadian visual artist working in wood. Through her sculpture and woodblock prints she explores themes of human interconnectedness, relationship and place. She works from the cooperative woodworking space she runs in Etobicoke.

Frances Hahn

Frances studied English Literature and Art History before teaching for a year in Italy where she fell in love with design. A graduate of Environmental Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Frances worked in architectural offices since from 2003-2012. Currently, she is faculty at OCADU in Environmental Design. She is a partner at Necessary Arts Company, a coworking space for creatives in downtown
Guelph Ontario, where she paints. She is passionate about teaching others how to start and refine their creative process.

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