Artscape’s research told them that Toronto artists and designers needed more than affordable workspace to prosper. They needed access to discipline and industry-specific training, as well as general business training. By providing everything in one place for sole-traders in the creative sector, and business incubation support for cultural industry entrepreneurs, Artscape embarked on an ambitious and complex project development process. NetGain provided business planning services to the Artscape team for a project that looked to help boost Toronto’s creative sector economy along with the livelihoods of the many artists and designers who make our city better.
Fast forward four years and the “Artscape Launchpad” project is moving closer to fruition. NetGain was engaged again by Artscape in June 2016 to undertake an independent assessment of the feasibility of Artscape Launchpad as part of its Canada Cultural Spaces grant submission. This entailed a thorough document review and analysis, and rigorous testing of the assumptions and planning behind the project.