Rent SUM gallery

As a multidisciplinary space for queer arts, SUM has already hosted: poetry readings, workshops, exhibitions, screenings, performances, artists talks, book launch, yoga nights, and of course, parties.

Base Fee: $320 (4hours)
Each Additional Hour: $80 per hour
Special Daily rental: $600 (8hours)
Special Monthly Rental: $6000

Contact if you have any
questions related to space, bookings and non-profit rates.


SUM Gallery is now completing a fully detailed Radical Access Mapping Project Accessibility Audit. See our RAMP Accessibility Overview for ratings and general access information. See our COVID-19 Safety Requirements for in-person visits and events such as Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments 願片大量転生 (Ganhen Tairyou Tensei).

Other access needs? Questions? Please email

The BC Artscape-Sun Wah building is wheelchair-accessible.

  • Building entrance is at street level with no steps and the front doors of the building are automatic.
  • Lobby has a ramp with a handrail and stairs with a handrail to reach the elevator.
  • The fourth floor has two non-gendered multiple stalls washrooms, including one universal washroom with grab bars and wheelchair clearance. The washroom entrance is 32 inches wide.
  • Support animals are welcome. BC Artscape is dog-friendly.
  • The front door of our suite is 32 inches wide, swinging inward. The automatic door operator is at 35 inches high.
  • Our events are scent-reduced. Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, scented personal care products or essential oils. Visitors who wear scented products will be asked to leave.
  • The gallery space has no windows.
  • The gallery floor is flat, with no internal stairs.
  • Chairs are without arms.


678 square feet
93 linear feet

North wall: 22’
West wall: 15’
South wall: 22’
East wall: 24’Ceiling height:

Ceiling height:
to the light rails: 9’
to highest point: 11’



The gallery space has no windows.


  • Standing Gallery lights x30
  • 1920 x 1080 monitor ($25 per day rental)
  • projector with 4K Enhancement ($50 per day rental)
  • Sound system with speakers, subwoofer, wireless and wired mics
  • Grand piano Petrof 6.3 ($30 per day as is; if tuning is required, add $250 and 3 weeks notice)
  • Chairs x70
  • Tables x4
  • 22×28 standing signs x2
  • Communal kitchen outside the suite (sink, fridge, microwave, dishwasher)


  • Traditional welcoming/Land acknowledgment
  • ASL interpretation
  • Chinese translation
  • Chinese interpretation
  • French translation
  • Liquor licensing
  • Extra personnel: bar service, food service, box office/front of house
  • Digital communications/social media
  • Graphic design
  • Documentation (photography, videography)
  • Art installation and shipping
  • Additional equipment rental


Download Gallery Details PDF here