I'd really like to set up a shared photography studio here in Vancouver. Ideally, we could get a group of people together and find a space where we could keep a few props and set up a comfortable working environment. I'd like to encourage collaboration while respecting private working time when needed.
I have set a budget at $100/month. I'd like to rent a space by the month in order to save some money. A studio rental is about $25+/hour (Focal Point is nice) and typical studio time would be up to about 4 hours, and, 4 times a month, that's already $400. I know I've set my budget kind of low, but I'm hoping that if I can get the right people, and enough people, we can make this happen.
I would want to use the space one night per week and if the opportunity comes up, I would like to help out other photographers. This could mean helping someone less experienced, collaborating with someone for a shared idea, or assisting with someone who just needs an extra hand.
I took a quick look on craigslist, and here are some photo specific spaces available right now:
Personally, I think that separating home from studio will encourage me to keep working, playing, and learning. I'd really like to see some collaboration and I hope this post can start something. Any input would be appreciated, if you're interested let me know.