Artspace Immersion

Helping turn big ideas into achievable plans


Artspace Immersion is a capacity-building program for arts and cultural organizations planning for new space. With a cohort-based approach, Immersion empowers arts leaders to make informed decisions about space.


Artspace has long played the role of translator between creative communities and real estate to help create more equitable access to suitable and affordable space. The Immersion curriculum draws upon three decades of experience developing, operating, and consulting on affordable arts facility projects across the country to deliver both a theoretical and practical approach to project planning. 


Thanks to the generous support of funders and partners, Artspace is able to offer this program free of cost to cohort participants (a $75,000 in-kind value).

A curriculum that combines learning and doingArtspace Immersion Learning Modules


LEARN the basics of space planning, based on Artspace’s Six Elements of Space Planning: Leadership, Project Concept, Cost Analysis, Location, Funding, and Communications.

BUILD networks with real estate professionals and other organizations creating space.

PLAN for their own space with guided activities and planning materials.

GROW as a team and as leaders ready to take on a space-related project. 

RECEIVE technical assistance and one-on-one coaching to advance your project.

Artspace Immersion Team

Anna Growcott, Program Director

Crystal Colleen Mercer Watson, Program Manager

Wendy Holmes, Program Supervisor

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A lot of people have ideas, but not enough people are making plans--so organizations who need help planning would benefit greatly from the Artspace program.

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Immersion Cohorts
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