“In the last three years, we’ve gone from about 300 people living and working in the River District to 3,000 people living or working in the River District. In the past three years, we’ve seen great progress. What we’re really after is how do we maintain that kind of progress, how do we continue to grow the River District. And we think arts and culture may very well be part of that,” Stauber said.
A national Artspace program that provides affordable housing for area artists. DDA is trying to determine whether there is interest in the program. "This has been very, very well received," DDA/Main Street board member Melissa Leger said.
Walk around Pullman Historic District today, 13 miles south of downtown Chicago, and you won’t hear the clanging of metal as luxury railcars are being manufactured. But amazing things are still being created there. In the meantime, the creativity in Pullman will keep flowing, in its studios, on its sidewalks, and in and around its historic buildings.
Members of Chattanooga's creative community are indeed interested in having a live work facility that would offer them affordable housing and a place to work, according to findings of a survey done last spring by Artspace.
"We're asking the community: What do you want, what would you use, how much would you spend," said Pam Kaupins, the theater improvement chair. "Whatever it is will have to be affordable and sustainable."
The Nashville-based band, on tour with Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket, is coming to Olympia to play a benefit for Olympia Artspace Alliance, a nonprofit working to create affordable downtown living and working space for artists.
“This has been a really tremendous process,” said Merryman Cleveland, a local artist who helped to launch the Artspace initiative here in 2011. “Marrying the arts and health care is a really awesome concept, and this is the first time this has ever happened in an Artspace development.”
An Artspace Consulting Team visited the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL in mid-June to conduct a Preliminary Feasibility Visit. Chicago is a city near and dear to many of us at Artspace, and visiting a new neighborhood never fails to excite and surprise us.
The City of Richmond and other partners1 ask that artists, art organizations, and creative businesses take online surveys meant to determine the feasibility of building one or more multi-use art facilities that would provide affordable live/work housing, studios, and public spaces.