WE HERE AT R.A.I.D. BELIEVE IN BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT BEST SERVES CREATIVES – WITH A FOCUS ON THE ILLUSTRATION, DESIGN, ANIMATION, & SEQUENTIAL ART FIELDS. WHETHER YOU ARE A VETRAN OF THE INDUSTRY OR JUST BEGINNING YOUR CAREER, WE HAVE A SPACE FOR YOU. TAKE A LOOK AT THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE BELOW AND SEE WHAT BEST FITS YOUR NEEDS.
HOT DESK10am - 6pm MON - FRI access
Access to a dedicated clean and modern adjustable drafting table. Plus enjoy our various lounges at RAID HQ along with a warm environment and complimentary coffee, tea, and guest Wifi to make your stay more comfortable.
DEDICATED DESK10am - 10pm MON - FRI key access
A turn-key solution with a pre-set desk in the main RAID studio area to make your own dedicated work station. Safely leave your gear behind, and feel free to decorate it and make it yours while enjoying your complimentary caffeine and dedicated Wifi.
PERMANENT DESK24/7 key access
Your own 30 sqft area in the RAID studio to make your own and call home. You’ll have 24/7 access to come and go as you please, and along with the complimentary coffee & tea, you also recieve discounted rates at the in-house cafe.
THE RAID STUDIOSATELLITE or IN HOUSE Membership
THE RAID STUDIO is the heart of the ROYAL ACADEMY of ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN united in solidarity and strength under our studio banner. La cosa nostra if you will. MEMBER RATES VARY.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS AND PERKS WE OFFER IN OUR CO-WORKING ENVIRONMENT
HIGH SPEED WIFI
ON-SITE CAFE & RETAIL
PRINTING & SCANNING
COFFEE & TEA
MAILING ADDRESS *
SHIPPING & RECEIVING *
WHAT EVERYONE GETS:
- HIGH SPEED WIFI
- LARGE FORMAT FLATBED SCANNER (12.2″ x 17.2” with Optical Resolution of 2400 dpi)
- LARGE FORMAT FULL COLOUR INKJET PRINTER (13″ wide / regular A4 paper provied – speciality papers are not.)
- BLACK & WHITE A4 LASER PRINTER (A4 paper provided)
- HUDDLE ROOM with VIDEO CONFERENCING and WHITE BOARD for idea jamming
- KITCHENETTE (use of toaster, microwave, kettle, etc. / only day-to-day use of fridge, no overnight storage.)
- COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE & TEA
- ACCESS TO MULTIPLE LOUNGE AREAS and CAFE with patio
- EXCLUSIVE EVENT ACCESS
- 24/7 SECURITY
- CLOSE TO TRANSIT / TTC stops at the corner of Queen & Roncesvalles are mere steps from our HQ
DEDICATED & PERMANENT DESK MEMBERS ALSO RECIEVE:
- DEDICATED HIGH SPEED WIFI
- USE OF MAILING ADDRESS (*)
- SHIPPING & RECIEVING (*)
- KITCHENETTE (overnight fridge storage and communal pantry use for Dedicated deskers. Permanent deskers also have allocated inidivual pantry storage.)
- DISCOUNTS AT OUR PARTNER COFFEE SHOP; EL ALMACEN
- MEMBER RATES ON EVENT SPACE RENTALS
- OPPORTUNITY TO SELL ITEMS IN ONLINE RAID STORE and STREET FRONT RETAIL
- STORAGE SPACE
- INSURANCE COVERAGE
- ACCESS TO INTERNAL RAID SLACK NETWORK (PERMANENT DESKS ONLY) with CLIENT SHARING and FREELANCE CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
WHILE THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN WAS FOUNDED IN 2002, THE RAID STUDIO HAS BEEN OPERATING AS A BRANDED ENTITIY SINCE 2011. MEMBERSHIP IS CURATED PER INDIVIDUAL AND ON PORTFOLIO REVIEW, TO WHICH WE ADDITIONALLY OFFER:
- RESPECTED BRANDING
- AGENCY & CONTRACT NEGOTIATION
- LEGAL SUPPORT
- CONVENTION ORGANIZATION, ATTENDANCE, & REPRESENTATION
- PRIVATE EVENTS
- PUBLISHING & DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
- MARKETING AND PR
- MEMBER DISCOUNTS
- A SECRET HANDSHAKE AND DECODER RING.
RAID SAFER-SPACE POLICY
The Royal Academy of Illustration & Design is an award-winning creative community of artists, writers, designers, editors, animators, photogtaphers, and more in a shared co-working environment. As a collective RAID operates as a creative agency with a primary focus on sequential art, idea architecture, & visual development, illustration, and design.
ADDRESS / 1720 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6R1B3 CANADA
PHONE / 416.961.1274
GALLERY & CAFE / Weekdays 8am – 6pm / Weekends 9am-5pm / EST
STUDIO RECEPTION / Weekdays 10am – 6pm / Weekends Closed / EST