The state launched the Space to Create Initiative last year to help rural areas develop housing options for artists as a way of supporting local economies. Ridgway was selected as the second project over other candidates.
Three Artspace officials presented information about the progress of the Trinidad demonstration project at Tuesday’s Trinidad City Council meeting, providing answers to questions posed earlier by council members.
Tim Goodridge, coordinator of the East Billings Urban Renewal District, said property owners are working with the Billings Artspace Project to locate its proposed 40-unit live/work housing project for artists in the EBURD.
Artspace has signed an exclusive negotiating rights agreement with Denver-based Westfield Company to start working on a development plan for a portion of a 14-acre site Westfield owns at 40th Street and Brighton Boulevard.
Elizabeth, Colorado is under consideration as one of those communities as a possible site for an Artspace development. We are now waiting for the results of the feasibility study and depending on the results will move on to the market analysis portion of the project to find out how many spaces the town can support and in what capacity
"Artspace has embraced all of our needs, wants and concepts. I can’t speak highly enough about their commitment and willingness to take a process they’ve perfected—building by building—and enter into a partnership with the state and our foundation to move their approach in a new direction.” –Tim Schultz, President of the Boettcher Foundation
The Hollywood CRA in collaboration with Artspace Projects is conducting a major online survey of artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses in South Florida to determine the size and nature of the market for an Artspace affordable live/work/create project planned for Downtown Hollywood.
Spoiled by decades of affordable housing and studio options in a major city that was still pretty sleepy, local artists are already feeling the pinch of rising rents after former mayor Julian Castro’s “Decade of Downtown” battle cry and subsequent initiatives shot the city to the top of trend listicles.