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Accessibility

Location

Eastern Edge Gallery is located at 72 Harbour Drive (see map) in downtown St. John’s, NL.

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we are occupying is the unceded and ancestral homelands of the Beothuk and that Ktaqmkuk, known as the island of Newfoundland, is home to the Mi’kmaq peoples. We would also like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut, and the Innu of Nitassinan as the original peoples of Labrador. This acknowledgement is a commitment we practice in action, striving for respectful relationships with all peoples across Turtle Island.

COVID-19 Protocols

Eastern Edge Mandate

Hours: 12-5PM Wednesday-Saturday + special events

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (709) 739-1882 or email (easternedgegallery@gmail.com).

Safer Spaces Policy

Eastern Edge Gallery will not tolerate discrimination or violent acts in any capacity, which includes but is not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism/homophobia, cissexism/transphobia, queerphobia, sizeism, ableist and ageist comments, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment. This policy is always in effect and we are dedicated to creating as safe and welcoming a space as possible within the gallery. If you have any questions, or suggestions on how we could improve our safer spaces policy, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (709) 739-1882 or email (gallery@easternedge.ca).

This policy is elaborated upon further in our Code of Conduct

Physical Space

Eastern Edge Gallery is committed to creating a space that is as physically accessible as possible to all of our patrons and members of the arts community. Entrances leading to the gallery have buttons to press to open the doors automatically. As you enter the building, pushbuttons are located to the right of the outside door and gallery door. Guests can also find pushbuttons to the left of the studio door. When exiting both spaces, the buttons in the gallery are on the left; in the studio, the button is on the right, and for the main door, the button is to the left.

A ramp in the front of the building leads from the outside parking lot through glass double doors (width of 71 inches). They lead into the main hallway of the building, where you will find the black double doors (width of 63.5 inches) leading to Eastern Edge Gallery on your immediate right. In front of these doors is a slight ramp. The bathroom is just to the left of the hallway (width of 45 inches), and the door is 31 inches wide. The bathroom is a small space, approximately 6 feet by 5 feet – even less so with the toilet, sink, and swinging door is taken into account). The building recently added a second bathroom just beyond the first one, with more floor space, making it more accessible to our patrons (the bathroom is 7 feet by 10.3 feet, with a 34-inch doorway). This new bathroom is located down a hallway that is 104 inches long and 45.5 inches wide. Eastern Edge Studios is located directly across the hall from Eastern Edge Gallery and on the immediate left through the front doors. The entrance to the studio space has two double doors that open inward (62 inches wide). EE Studio also has a garage door that is 3m wide but has a 12-inch step up from the parking lot outside.

Language Barriers

Eastern Edge staff members speak and write fluently in English, with limited board members having moderate French-speaking skills.

Youth

Eastern Edge Artist-Run Centre is a welcoming space for children of all ages. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian of the child to ensure that the current programming or event is appropriate for their child.

Alcohol

Eastern Edge does have programming that is dry and for all-ages, however most opening receptions or evening events we do operate our bar and there is alcohol on site. We do not allow or condone the use of outside alcohol or drug substances in the space, nor are individuals permitted to bring alcohol from inside the Gallery outside or in the building hallways.

Free & PWYC Entry

Admission to Eastern Edge Gallery during our open hours is completely free. We also facilitate many free events, including all of our gallery opening receptions (for both the Main Gallery and rOGUE). Some of our events may also be pay-what-you-can (PWYC) entry, specifically for ticketed events or events hosted by other organizations through collaboration. By including a PWYC option we want to allow individuals and patrons from financial backgrounds to attend our events. Our intention is that there be as few barriers in someone entering our gallery space as possible.

Accessibility Fund

In 2019 Eastern Edge Artist-Run Centre will be extending its accessibility initiatives through a designated fund. This is an annual limited fund of $2,000 to be split into stipends of $200 for up to 10 recipients, which can be applied to by Eastern Edge members in good standing and exhibiting artists by clicking here.

Eastern Edge Gallery Floor Plan 2018