Espace Freestanding Room

We are:

a volunteer run, non-profit organization dedicated to offering affordable studio space to Montréal's artistic community

Stay tuned to see where we land, next:

established in 2008
Johanna Nutter:

"The Freestanding Room is a collection of creators who believe that big things happen in small places. They like a good story and the chance to tell it fast and easy. Together, they tend The Freestanding Room: an intimate space used to sharpen their tools, corral their ideas, spin their yarns, and sooner rather than later, invite everyone hungry for a tale told simply and authentically to come sit around their fire."

“I based it on a long-standing poker game I used to play; we had a magic number of players who would meet every week. If someone wanted out, they had to find their own replacement. This way, the group never suffered from the pains of expansion or contraction, and the periodic infusions of new blood kept things dynamic. I thought i could apply that structure to an artistic relationship. I also wanted to foster a higher level of communication and co-production within the acting community as a whole and this model struck me as both independent and inclusive enough to make that happen.”