Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC), opening summer 2020, is a true community hub: a place for tech and tech-enabled entrepreneurs and businesses to connect with one another and get the support they need through programming and referral services to take their businesses to a new level.
Help Us Bring the Space to Life
This is a call-out to Nelson and area artists to apply to have their art showcased at the Nelson Innovation Centre.
As the first innovation centre of its kind in the West Kootenay, we want to support local arts & culture first. The intersection of art and technology is a reminder of the importance of creativity when making technological advances that unite communities and drive forth innovation.
This call-out is open to all artists from Nelson to Kaslo, Salmo to the Slocan Valley and Castlegar to Trail and Rossland.
Art will be changed over quarterly at NiC and a 10% commission will be charged for any sales of artwork. As a not-for-profit organization, commission funds will go back into us supporting the Kootenay tech community.
To apply, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us a bit about yourself, where you’re located and include a link to your portfolio. Existing work that explores the intersection of art, tech and science is encouraged, but not required.
NiC, managed by the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST), is a culmination of years of hard work by Nelson’s business and technology community. Located in Nelson’s historic CP Railway Station, the project has come to life as a partnership between KAST, the City of Nelson, Community Futures Central Kootenay, the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, community stakeholders and local industry.
NIC is a flexible workhub; it is a place where people can get work done on their laptops, meet with clients, network and collaborate on projects. The lounge area functions as an event space with a high-tech projector, sound system and more.
NiC features a state-of-the-art boardroom for the delivery of technology training and workshops, a custom soundproof private workbooth for video conferencing as well as rentable office space for tech and tech-enabled companies.
NiC serves tech companies, innovators and professionals in the West Kootenay, from Nelson to Kaslo, Salmo to the Slocan Valley and Castlegar to Trail and Rossland. Our community hub also serves the entire Kootenays with virtual concierge supports for the 16,000 small businesses across the region.