Coming Soon

Bell Artspace Campus

New Life for a Tremé Neighborhood Center

2100 Ursulines Avenue, Tremé, New Orleans, LA, 70119
Aerial Pre-construction

Bell Site Under Construction

Under Construction

Bell Residential Building Pre-construction

Bell Chapel Building Pre-construction

Interior Gym Pre-construction

Building Under Construction

Under Construction

Ben Franklin Building Pre-construction

Aerial Pre-construction



For more than a hundred years, the two-block Bell School campus anchored New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood as a place for education, music training and cultural development. Abandoned since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, these five extraordinary buildings will be given new life in a two-phase project that will restore not only the bricks and mortar but also the former Bell School’s historic role as a center of the community.

The project will transform the three largest buildings into 79 units of affordable live/work housing for low- to moderate-income artists, cultural workers and families. It will also restore the Band Room for everything from community recreation, athletic practice and marching band rehearsals. 

Artspace’s co-developer, nonprofit Providence Community Housing, has built more than a thousand affordable housing units in New Orleans since Katrina. Other supporters include both the City and the Housing Authority of New Orleans, New Orleans Master Crafts Guild and Tremé4Tremé. Artspace is also working with many community leaders, grassroots organizations and artists to understand and advance their visions for Tremé.

Estimated Project Cost

$37.4 million

Development Partner

Providence Community Housing 


Billes Partners


Gibbs Construction

Our Thanks to...
Funding Partners
The Kresge Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation
ArtPlace America
The Greater New Orleans Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Community Partners

The City of New Orleans
Louisiana Housing Corporation
Louisiana Office of Community Development
Housing Authority of New Orleans
New City Partnership
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Fauborg Laffite Residents Association
St Peter Claver Community
Junebug Productions
New Orleans Master Crafts Guild
Creative Alliance of New Orleans
Make Music NOLA