The first wave of non-profit organizations moving into The Orange Hub have been announced by the City of Edmonton.
Ground Zero Productions, Gateway Chorus, Society for Talent Education, The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton Youth Pipe Band, Multicultural Family Resource Society, The Red Road Healing Society, Stony Plain Rd & Area Business Association and Adaptabilities are the first non-profits that will call the former MacEwan University arts and communications campus home.
“We’re pleased at the overwhelming interest from a diverse range of non-profit groups across the city,” Roger Jevne with the city said in a release on Friday. “Each has a rich history of providing arts programming or social support to the community and we’re happy to welcome them to The Orange Hub.”
The tenants were selected through a public tendering process that started before the city took ownership of the building last September.
The second phase of tenant selection is scheduled to start in the early spring. Non-profit groups and businesses who are interested in applying can click here.
The city purchased the land after MacEwan University consolidated its programs at its downtown campus, and has designed the Orange Hub as a centre for the arts, recreation, wellness and learning.
Who are the tenants?
- Ground Zero Productions is a theatre company that produces works of creative non-fiction for the stage
- Gateway Chorus is an internationally ranked a cappella choir that specializes in producing the beautiful ringing sound that can only be heard in barbershop harmony
- Society for Talent Education offers Suzuki Method instruction to over 300 students in violin, viola, cello and bass
- The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts is a collective of professional artists with developmental disabilities
- Edmonton Youth Pipe Band is Edmonton’s oldest pipe band, inspiring young people to learn the music and lore of the highland bagpipes
- Multicultural Family Resource Society is a non-profit committed to improving the well-being of immigrant and refugee children, youth and families
- The Red Road Healing Society is an Indigenous organization that offers professional services and programs from a cultural community grassroots perspective
- The Stony Plain Rd & Business Association coordinates activities to promote the business community in the area and organizes the local farmer’s market
- Adaptabilities provides respite care for individuals with special needs and their families through programs for children and adults