The Art Hives Network connects small and  regenerative  community arts studios together in order to build solidarity across geographic distances. This effort seeks to strengthen and promote the benefits of these  inclusive, welcoming spaces across Canada, and throughout the world. Also known as  "public homeplaces," these third spaces, create  multiple  opportunities for dialogue, skill sharing, and art making between  people of differing socio-economic backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities.  


An Art Hive Principles: 

  • welcomes everyone as an artist and believes art making is a human behavior. 

  • celebrates the strengths and creative capacities of individuals and communities. 

  • fosters self-directed experiences of creativity, learning, and skill sharing.  

  • encourages emerging grass roots leaders of all ages. 

  • provides free access as promoted by gift economy. 

  • shares resources including the abundant materials available for creative reuse. 

  • experiments with ideas through humble inquiry and arts-based research. 

  • exchanges knowledge about funding strategies and economic development. 

  • partners with colleges and universities to promote engaged scholarship. 

  • gardens wherever possible to renew, regenerate, and spread seeds of social change.

The model and practice of Art Hives have evolved through two decades of sustained practice research, continuous observation and adaptation, and experimentation with spaces and organizational structures led by Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos, who has developed and established six successful art hives in different locations across North America.


On-line Art Hives cessions will soon take place on our web site to help people with anxiety, depression, loneliness etc.

Five of our artist have a certification from Dr.Janis Timm-Bottos from Concordia Universty, the founder of Art Hives across the world.

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