Artists need space
71 % of artists say that the need for space limits their success, according to a study by CoBALT Connects
We opened The Box and The Attic independently as artists looking to provide space for our own projects.
We came together
We realized that together, we could do more! We joined forces to form Brick and Mortar in May 2016.
Across the city
Our goal is to provide beautiful, affordable space in locations across Toronto that are convenient for you!
Brick and Mortar, home of The Attic, The Box, and The Commons, provides space for over 500 artists.
Space? We've got that covered!
What will you create?
The emerging artist of today has a whole new dream for making it: making it their own.
EACH OF OUR STUDIOS IS UNIQUE BUT THEY SHARE A COMMON ELEMENT:
THE BELIEF THAT ARTISTS DESERVE CLEAN, BEAUTIFUL SPACE TO WORK IN.
All of our spaces are bright, open, and alive with history and charm. Each unit is private, and ready for creativity to happen. You will feel inspired when you feel the incredible energy that fills each facility.
Across the city in central locations, there is a Brick and Mortar space near you.
All of the spaces are conveniently located on major transit lines. East or West - we have you covered!
Our spaces are all different and unique. They are perfect for artists who think outside the box! Forget the stuffy black box, and bring your next project alive in a space full of history and charm.
Our spaces are run by artists - so we get it. We know what you need. We know that the rehearsal space is sacred, and we know what it takes to create. You can trust us to provide what you need!
A Revolution is happeningArts students once attended conservatory classes with dreams of making it to the Stratford or Shaw festivals. The emerging artist of today has a whole new dream for making it: making it their own!
A vibrant community is emerging with independently produced arts projects in intimate, unique spaces. These independent productions “are finding avid, largely local audiences, many of whom don’t necessarily identify as theatregoers, but are drawn in by the casual, fringe festival-style atmospheres” (Globe and Mail).
We specialize in the tenants of grassroots theatre: creative use of small spaces; the creative ability to problem-solve with limited resources; the intimate actor–audience dynamic; and the cross trained artist.
-Vikki Velenosi & Kasey Dunn