Located in Washington’s Brookland neighborhood since 1986, Dance Place is the District’s most prolific presenter of modern dance and has helped generate a renaissance of development and investment in the area. After two decades it had outgrown its space, so in 2006 the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development asked Artspace to help Dance Place expand and renovate its facility. Artspace and Dance Place subsequently formed a partnership to create a unique arts complex that is being built in two phases. Phase 1, the mixed-use Brookland Artspace Lofts, is now in operation.
A $13.2 million project, the Brookland Artspace Lofts contains 39 affordable units, each with both residential and studio space, for artists and their families. The property also has a rehearsal studio along with 2 units that serve as classroom, office space and intern housing for Dance Place. The Victor L. Selman Gallery serves the community on the main floor.
Dance Place completed a capital campaign in 2013, raising the funds needed for Phase 2, a complete renovation and expansion of its existing theater as well as an outdoor reception and performance plaza.
Hickok Cole Architects
Cultural Development Corporation
Bank of America Merrill LynchCalvert FoundationDistrict of Columbia Department of Housing and Community DevelopmentNational Equity FundDistrict of Columbia Neighborhood Investment Fund (Office of Deputy Mayor)TD Bank
Cafritz FoundationMetLife Foundation
"Whenever I think of home, it always chokes me up a little bit because I finally found that little place in the world where I belong, and that it gave me a community to actually give something back to." - Quest Skinner
A wonderful community of artists make their homes at Brookland Artspace Lofts, anchored by Dance Place. With beautiful gallery space for residents and a community room with a sprung floor for dance classes, there's always something happening at Brookland.
“Brookland Artspace Lofts...creates affordable housing for artists, and it also creates much needed rehearsal space.” — Rocco Landesman, National Endowment for the Arts
Dance Place and Artspace partnered to create an arts campus in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington D.C. which includes 41 affordable live/work units for artists and their families with gallery and studio space. Artspace Brookland Lofts is currently fully occupied. To be added to the wait list, please see the Leasing tab.
For Dance Place, the Brookland Artspace Lofts includes a new performance and rehearsal space, an education center and administrative space.
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Artspace Brookland Lofts is currently fully occupied.
To be added to the wait list, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the following information:
You will not be asked to fill out an application at this point. Currently the wait list is averaging two years, and periodic emails will be sent out to everyone on the waitlist informing you of your status on the waitlist. Please update us if your contact information should change.
Rent limits for Artspace Brookland Lofts are 60% of the area medium income:
Studio $ 970.001 Bedroom $1,0112 Bedroom $1205.00
Artspace Brookland Lofts follow all federal fair housing guidelines. To qualify for a unit, your income must be at 60% or less of the DC metro area median income. Artspace Brookland Lofts is currently at 100% occupancy.
Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
**Tours by appointment only. Please contact the Property Manager.
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