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Building better communities through the arts

Artspace is America’s leader in artist-led community transformation.  With headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC, Artspace runs a network of 35 affordable arts facilities in 13 states.  Representing a $500 million investment in America's arts infrastructure, our facilities provide more than 1,100 affordable live/work units for artists and their families as well as a million square feet of non-residential space for artists, arts organizations and creative enterprises.

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Mission & History

Artspace's mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations

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Artspace relies on individuals, private foundations and corporations whose charitable contributions are essential in advancing our general operations, special initiatives and major projects.

Artspace staff


Meet the creative team that makes Artspace work.

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Board of Directors

The dedicated volunteers who lend their time and expertise to governing Artspace

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Meet the resident artists of Artspace

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Artspace Timeline

A year-by-year history of Artspace

Subscribe to "Artspace Matters"

Our monthly newsletter covering Artspace across the country. 


How Artspace can help your community or organization

We bring passion to our work and a deep respect and empathy for our clients. We take the arts out of its silo and bring it into a broader context to solve public and civic challenges.

Ideas & Insights
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Artspace Principles: Community-Focused Development

Although Artspace develops real estate, we work in many ways that fundamentally differ from traditional real estate development. Here are a few of the core principles that differentiate our work from more typical, for-profit real estate development.

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Support for Artspace

Brookland Artspace Lofts...creates affordable housing for artists, and it also creates much needed rehearsal space. Others sectors talk a lot about the importance of research and development to maintaining a competitive advantage in the world at large. Well, in the arts, rehearsal space is our research and design space, and there is a direct line between that and our creative advantage in the world.
Rocco Landesman, Chair, National Endowment for the Arts