Studio & Facility Rentals

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FAVA / ORANGE HUB UPDATED COVID RESTRICTIONS – September 16th

With the provincial restrictions in effect as of September 16th, please read below how FAVA members may be impacted and what restrictions are in place for FAVA and the Orange Hub. The health and safety of all who work and play at FAVA is paramount as we continue to provide rentals and services to the community.

  • The City of Edmonton’s Orange Hub facility requires all tenants and visitors to wear masks in the building at all times, except while alone in workstations.
  • FAVA Production (Studios & Equipment) and Administration will continue to require members and visitors to wear masks, practice social distancing (2 meters) and use hand sanitizers provided when entering the Production offices located in Room 381 and other FAVA spaces. FAVA staff members will continue to follow safety practices in our space until further notice. Members and visitors who do not wish to follow FAVA’s COVID policy when entering our space may be denied entrance and service.
  • Wearing masks or face coverings is a community effort for those who can. Anyone unable to wear a mask due to an approved medical condition will require a medical exception letter from an authorized health professional. Please remember to be kind to those who are unable to wear masks.
  • FAVA Programming and Events – while safety adjustments have been made to our classes, workshops and events by making the switch to online and/or hybrid models, there still remain some instances of in-person participation.As of September 16th, 2021, we require that everyone aged 12 and up who engages in a FAVA in-person class, workshop or event must be double vaccinated against COVID-19 OR provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test completed no more than 72 hours beforehand.
  • We ask that you please stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and follow all Government of Alberta requirements for isolation if you are experiencing symptoms.

Acceptable proof of vaccination may include:

  • Electronic or paper records including those provided via the My Health Records app or website. Once vaccine cards or passports from the Alberta Government are available, we will accept those.
  • The paper form provided by healthcare providers at the time of vaccination
  • Official proofs issued by other provincial, territorial, or federal governments

Acceptable proof of a negative PCR test may include:

  • Text message, email, or printed verification from Alberta Health Services
  • Text message, email, or printed verification from a pharmacy or lab
  • Photocopies, screencaps, and photographs of proof of negative test

We will accept photocopies, screencaps, and photographs of all proofs provided the person’s name is clearly visible. We ask that individuals also present a piece of identification alongside their proof of vaccination or negative test result. No personal information will be scanned, stored, or shared.

We are operating at a reduced capacity in each studio and rental space. Please check with our Studios Manager Cole Martin if you are unsure.

We thank you for your patience as we navigate this new way of working and facilitating the making of art and education.

 

FAVA’s New Home Has New Studios

In 2019, FAVA moved from its first home, the historic Ortona Armoury, to its current location, The Orange Hub. Formerly the MacEwan Arts Campus, The Orange Hub was purchased by the City of Edmonton to be turned into an affordable artist space. It is now home to over 20 tenants, including FAVA.

The Orange Hub rents out a 350-seat theatre, black box, board rooms, dance halls, and much more. It also offers parking, accessibility entrances, security, and collection points for artists.

You don’t have to be a member. Everyone is welcome at FAVA! For prices, non-members will be charged the standard rates. Members receive artist rates for our Studios.

Conveniently located near local restaurants, nearby bus stations, and a future LRT line, The Orange Hub is a great place for all artists in our community.

10045-156 St NW
Edmonton, AB

Rentals & Studios Office is in Room 381B. The quickest access is by entering from the North Parkade entrance (access from the alley) and taking a left. The West Entrance on 156 St in the turnaround is the default pickup location for taxis or Ubers.

Studio Rental Office Hours & General Information

*All Hours are subject to change due to COVID-19 Restrictions.

Facilities Office

Monday-Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
(Closed from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Fridays, weekends and holidays).
FAVA Staff are not available or on-call on weekends and holidays

Rentable Hours

Monday-Friday 7 am-10:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 9 am-7:30 pm

Orange Hub Building Hours

Monday-Friday 7 am-9 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 9 am-4 pm

After-Hours

Security is required on site. After-hours access can be coordinated if given a 1 week notice. After hours technical support is not available at this time.

Free Street Parking

Theatre Entrance at 155 Street (Please note this entrance does not offer accessibility access)

Parkade

156 Street and 100 Avenue
Monday-Friday (Day) $1/hr, $5/Max
Weeknights (Evenings 5pm) $2/Max
Weekends $1/hr, $2/Max

Studio Rental Information

COVID-19 Restrictions are in place. Please review this document before booking a studio.

Call or email us for availability and bookings:

If you need to contact the City of Edmonton for requests or information about The Orange Hub:

Studio Brochure
COVID-19 Restrictions

Studio A

Room 381: The Mezzo Sound Stage

FAVA’s largest studio is conveniently situated near the Depot (our rentals area) and loading dock. Creating ease for moving big sets and props into the building for big productions. Exterior doors mean easy access at any time of day.

Flats are readily available to build your set while still offering enough room to work comfortably. Overhead lights provide the light you need for setup and teardown.

This acoustically treated space provides the power your production demands with 240v outlets (15a & 20a), and eleven 120v duplex outlets.

Studio A is currently going through upgrades which include a new paint job, adding black curtains, and developed office space (desks, kitchenette), but is still available for rent.

Rates:

  • Member $23 per hour
  • Standard $60 per hour
  • 1 day: 5 hours
  • 1 week: 3.5 days (17.5 hours)
  • Monthly: 2.5 weeks (43.75 hours)

Dimensions: 51’11” x 65’6” (2,958 sq. ft.), height = 22’ (floor to trusses)

Studio B

Room 136

This wide studio is split into half and made for both video and photography purposes. The first half is black while the other is green with an overhead grid. This space also includes a production office, a green room, and additional storage space for equipment.

Room includes:

  • 2 Tables
  • 12 Chairs
  • Whiteboard on wheels

Rates:

  • Member: $23 per hour
  • Standard: $60 per hour
  • 1 Day: 5 hours
  • 1 Week: 3.5 Days (17.5 hours)
  • Monthly: 2.5 Weeks (43.75)

Dimensions: 60’ x 30’ (2,195 sq. ft.), height = 22’

Studios C & D

Room 194, 195

Studio C & D are mirrored versions of each other. Both are equipped with a white cyclorama at the front and a small green space at the back, which includes a beauty mirror. They are perfect spaces for photographers looking to do portrait sessions. The rooms can also host classes, meetings, and more.

Studio D can also serve as a small sound stage as it has a quieter ambiance than its sister studio. Individuals can use this space for more audio sensitive projects such as installations and studio shooting.

Room includes:

  • 2 Tables
  • 12 Chairs
  • 2 Interview chairs

Rates

  • Member: $10 per hour
  • Standard: $25 per hour
  • 1 Day: 5 hours
  • 1 Week: 3.5 Days (17.5 hours)
  • Monthly: 2.5 Weeks (43.75 hours)

Dimensions: 30’2.5” x 18’8” / Extended Corner: 11’6” x 9’1” (802 sq.ft.), Height: 22’

Mastering

Suite Room 147

The suite comes with a 14-core iMac pro, colour correct Flanders monitor, vectorscopes, stereo monitoring, and 4K TV.

This space is currently being serviced. Future features will include a raised theatre seating, 4k projection, and full surround sound for previewing and mastering.

Rates

  • Member: $12 per hour
  • Standard: $30 per hour
  • 1 Day: 5 hours
  • 1 Week: 3.5 Days (17.5 hours)
  • Monthly: 2.5 Weeks (43.75 hours)

*This space is rentable while it is being serviced.

2,000 sq. ft.

Recording Studio

Suite Room 133

Consisting of a live room and control room, each room is sound treated for audio recording and mixing perfection. The control room is equipped with a 7.1 surround sound setup that can be toggled to stereo for most needs. It is well suited for monitoring your talent, mixing your short film, or mastering recordings taken elsewhere. All of the hardware you need is here to get going, and you can bring any special gear that you would like to compliment it! The Live room is great for performing, band practice, podcasts, or multimedia artists who are looking for a space to build and design their images or sounds. For an up-to-date list of equipment, please contact [email protected]

Rates

  • Member: $12 per hour
  • Standard: $30 per hour
  • 1 Day: 5 hours
  • 1 Week: 3.5 Days (17.5 hours)
  • Monthly: 2.5 Weeks (43.75 hours)

Dark Room

Room 107

This is a one of a kind darkroom in Edmonton that has the ability to process film. The studio has a large ventilation system, sink temperature control, wide sinks, a Steenbeck, optical printer, and a light trap. It is also equipped with the equipment necessary to process film from 35mm stills to 8×10,   Super 8 to 16mm film.

This space is currently being serviced. A light trap door is being installed to offer both dark and lit areas to work at the same time.

Room includes:

All the assorted tools for you to develop your film (Note: Chemicals and film are not provided) including trays, buckets, Patterson tanks, thermometers, enlarger, and an optical printer.

Hourly Rates:

  • Member: $4 per hour
  • Standard: $12 per hour
  • 1 Day: 5 hours
  • 1 Week: 3.5 Days (17.5 hours)
  • Monthly: 2.5 Weeks (43.75 hours)

*This space is rentable while it is being serviced.

394 sq. ft.

Common Room

Room 149

The common room is a flex space that can serve many purposes.

The kitchenette is great for eating lunch, or serving lunch for your crew. The tables are great for mmeting and sharing ideas. The projector screen is great for instructional use or presentations.

This is a shared space available for use by members, staff, and anyone renting a studio. The space is also available for rent for exclusive use.

Room includes:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Microwave
  • Printer

Hourly Rates

  • Member: $12 per hour
  • 1 Day: 5 hours
  • 1 Week: 3.5 Days (17.5 hours)
  • Monthly: 2.5 Weeks (43.75 hours)

*This space is available for rent while it’s being serviced.