Artspace Publications

Publications by and about Artspace

The Artist Impact: An Artspace National Story Series

These in-depth articles include artists' stories, share the impact of artists on their diverse communities, and delve into the importance of artist live/work housing in fostering stability, vitality and creativity in urban and rural areas across the United States.


The Art of Creative Placemaking: An Artspace Report

Best practices in affordable artist housing

Our goal in sharing our best practices is to help orient other practitioners and communities that are interested in artist-led community transformation. Through collaboration and sharing of ideas, we can all impact the future and success of creative placemaking. 

Northern Warehouse report

Artspace's Northern Warehouse: 1990-2042

A Case Study in Sustainable Creative Placemaking

What happens to artists and arts organizations who help create value in a community only to find that they can no longer afford to remain within it? This report showcases Artspace's long-term stewardship of the Northern Warehouse Artists' Cooperative in St. Paul, where we have created a model for sustainability in creative placemaking.  

Creative Placemaking report

Taking A Measure of Creative Placemaking

An Artspace Report

This report is an overview of the findings of Metris Arts Consulting's studies How Artist Space Matters and How Art Spaces Matter II. This report summarizes Metris Arts Consulting's in-depth examination of five Artspace projects: the Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative, the Tilsner Artists’ Cooperative, the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, and the Riverside Artist Lofts.

Artspace Project Portfolio (pdf, 4 MB)

This Project Portfolio illustrates the result of decades of work by Artspace, as well as our continued growth. With approximately 45 projects completed or in development, we are proud to be the nation’s leader in artist-led community transformation.


Artspace 2015 Year-End Review

As Artspace enters its 37th year of operation, we're proud of what we've accomplished. This year has been one of continued growth, sustained affordability and new opportunities for artists and their families.


May Is Historic Preservation Month

May is  National Historic Preservation Month. Did you know that Artspace was a leader of historic preservation in affordable housing? Artspace has developed 22 Historic Preservation projects


Winter 2017 Newsletter

Get a glimpse at our 2016 year in review, supporter spotlights on Terrance Dolan and PS109 artist Osh Ghanimah, updates from Ford Foundation and impact investors, as well as a calendar of events for the upcoming months. 


Spring 2017 Newsletter

Learn about updates on our projects in development; a feature on Consulting and Strategic Partnership's work in Tuscon, Arizona; supporter spotlights on Tashiro Kaplan artist, Juan Alonso-Rodriguez and Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art artist, Harriet Bart; a feature on the Bush Foundation's recent support and the Driehaus Foundation's lead gift on the Pullman Project in Chicago. 


Artspace 2016 Annual Report

We are delighted to share with you Create. Foster. Preserve. Artspace’s 2016 Annual Report.

Artspace continues to experience extraordinary growth both in our new projects in development and projects in operation. We ended the year with 46 projects in operation, representing nearly a $600 million investment in America’s arts infrastructure that spans 30 cities and 19 states. We are pleased to be called “home” to thousands of artists and their families and more than 300 creative enterprises from coast to coast. 


Fall 2017 Newsletter

In this edition of the Donor Newsletter, we highlight TCF Bank and Board member Mark Manbeck, Board member Devon Akmon, Artspace Loveland Lofts resident Caryn Sanchez, Tim Schultz and the Boettcher Foundation in Colorado, and our new avenue of support -- the Lindquist Legacy Fund.

Artspace Quarterly: Issue 1 (pdf, 4 MB)

Artspace is proud to announce the launch of the Artspace Quaterly. A new online publication featuring creative entupenuers, commercial tenants, artists based in Artspace properties. Learn what's new for the organization.