Accessibility 

Accessibility

It is our commitment at Massy Arts to offer free programming when possible to reduce the barriers of our events to the public. We are able to do so thanks to community hub members who recognize their proximity to privilege and donate accordingly to keep our space open.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site. Full measurements of our gallery space, including door entryway width, floor lips, door handle height, toilet and grab bar height, etc. are forthcoming. Please see the current floor plan here: 21105-Floorplan 

Requests & Accommodations

We offer ASL interpretation by request and need a minimum of two weeks to do so. For reference, promotions for our programming take place 45 days in advance. We are working towards providing recordings of our events with closed captioning in the future.

We have 2 wooden chairs available upon request for fat or disabled artists or guests who may need it during programming.

Please send your requests to info@massyarts.com with the subject line: Access Request.

Harm Reduction

We recognize residents of the downtown eastside—many of whom are immigrant, urban Indigenous and vulnerable populations—to be our neighbours and support their right to cope through the violence of colonial capitalism by accessing harm reduction.

Staff at Massy Arts are equipped with Naloxone and de-escalation training. We look to each other to provide community care and support without the intervention of the police. If medical help is needed outside the scope of our training, our team will call an ambulance and request no police presence.

Massy Arts commits to interacting with our neighbours with kindness, empathy and clear boundaries. We do not accommodate drug use at our space but are located two blocks from Insite, a safe injection site for community members, as well as many other programs offered by the PHS.

COVID-19 Protocols

While no longer mandated under the Public Health Act, individual businesses and event organizers have the right to require masks on their premises and for their events.

Massy Arts recognizes that BIPOC and 2SLGBTQQAI+ communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Our commitment to supporting the practice of Indigenous and over-excluded artists extends to our health protocols.

As a result, our community hub requires:

  • masks (we recommend N95
  • vaccination passports checks
  • taking temperature checks

We ask that artists and guests be respectful, patient and be mindful of others’ comfort levels as we navigate with these protocols in mind.