There are many different ways to get involved at The Artel. Our gallery space is suited for exhibitions, performances, workshops, film screenings and intimate concerts. Please read below on how to apply to hold an exhibition or an event at The Artel. Want to volunteer or get involved in programming? Want to give us money or free stuff? Just want to ask a question? Well, we’d love to hear from you!

Phone: (613) 766-9666

Exhibit Submissions

Reasonable Space Rental rates available to artists wishing to exhibit their work and to groups and individuals wishing to hold events, shows, presentations, rehearsals etc. Opportunities to volunteer in exchange for discounts on space rental for emerging artists.

To apply for an exhibition please email us with a 1) one page description of proposed exhibition, 2) your artist cv, 3) 5-10 examples of your work, 4) artist statement.

Exhibtions run for 3 weeks from Thursday to Sunday. Currently, The Artel charges $75 per show.

Artel Floor Plans

Event Submissions

To apply for a music/performance/workshop/one-time event send us an email with your request.

Fee: $50/night
This includes:

- The space
- PA on site
- Facebook event

Please note, The Artel does not promote the event other than through facebook and website. Music ends by 11pm for a happy rapport with neighbours.


Want to lend a hand and have a reason to hang around more often?
There are lots of ways to get involved with The Artel. Three of the most popular are:

  1. Gallery Sitting - when an exhibit is up in the gallery, we’d love extra help watching the space and greeting visitors. Shifts range from 2 to 4 hours, currently Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun.
  2. Event Hosting - from time to time our concerts, screenings and other events require some extra help with hospitality. Often this can get you in free to the show, which is a great perk.
  3. Postering - like to walk or bike around town? How about putting up some Artel posters while you get your daily exercise? Also, a great way to stay informed on what else Kingston has to offer.

Perks for volunteering include: good karma, an extended family of artist friends, discounts to events!

How: Just send an email to to learn more about what volunteering opportunities are coming up.

Tenant /Member Applications

From time to time The Artel seeks new tenants or members from the community. If you’d like to apply to live at The Artel you can mail or email us a letter of intent outlining 1)why you want to live at The Artel, 2) how you can contribute to this collective, 3) your artistic/community involvement/background, 4) examples of your work. Community Member applicants need to also submit a letter of intent addressing all but the first point.

Artel Rental Spaces