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Of more than 5,500 local non-profit organizations surveyed last fall, 350 said finding suitable space in Edmonton is a major issue.

Of more than 5,500 local non-profit organizations surveyed last fall, 350 said finding suitable space in Edmonton is a major issue.

With a new website, www.EdmontonSpaceFinder.ca, which can link landlords and non-profits looking for space, many are hoping that will soon change.

“They need space to administer their programs,” said Jenny Kain, senior project manager with the city’s community strategies department. “And when space isn’t available it takes time away from the core services they can deliver.”

The website was unveiled during a Building Connections event last week at La Cite Francophone.

Linda Huffman, general manager of the Arts Habitat Association, said suitable space is the number 1 issue because of the variety of needs.

Visual artists could need natural light or high ceilings, dancers could need a spring floor, performing groups could need a room without pillars and sculptors could need a heavy, load bearing floor, she explained.

“I’m hoping this will inspire those of you who have space that is unique, quirky that would be just what an artist was looking for,” she said.

 
 
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