44 Gaukel is Kitchener’s first and only arts and technology hub. The City of Kitchener operates this creative community through a partnership with anchor tenants ArtsBuild Ontario, a provincial arts service organization dedicated to realizing long-term solutions for arts and creative spaces, and the Accelerator Centre, a technology incubator dedicated to building and scaling globally-competitive technology.
Bringing together the inventive worlds of tech and the vibrant creativity of Waterloo Region’s local arts and culture sector, 44 Gaukel is an example of innovative space-sharing practice in the Waterloo region and beyond. Endorsed by Kitchener City Council in 2016 to grow, support and connect local artists, cultural practitioners, and creative entrepreneurs by providing access to affordable space and experimenting with programming opportunities.
44 Gaukel features 10,000 square feet of space shared between ArtsBuild Ontario and local arts & culture organizations and the tech makerspaces of the Accelerator Centre, all of whom operating in Waterloo Region. 44 Gaukel provides a unique opportunity for artists/organizations to come together with the tech world to create a new creative community, foster cross-sectoral partnerships and be an example of innovative space-sharing practice in the Waterloo region and beyond.
We acknowledge that the 44 Gaukel Creative Workspace, is a settler facility built on the traditional territory of the Attawonderonk, Anishinaabek, and Haudenosaunee peoples. 44 Gaukel is located in what is now Kitchener, Ontario, which is situated on the Haldimand Tract, land promised to Six Nations, and includes six miles on each side of the Grand River from the source of its mouth.