Bell Artspace Campus

New Life for a Tremé Neighborhood Center

2100 Ursulines Avenue Tremé New Orleans, LA, 70119

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Located in one of the most significant cultural districts in the country—Bell Artspace Campus is the result of restoring and converting the six-building, two-block former Bell School into a thriving cultural center perpetuating the indigenous history of Tremé. The project boasts 79 units of affordable live/work space for creatives, culture bearers, and their families and commercial space for arts-friendly businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Architect: Billes Partners

Contractor: Gibbs Construction

Community Partner: 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; Faubourg Laffite Tenants Association; St. Peter Claver Community; Junebug Productions; Tremé4Tremé; New Orleans Master Crafts Guild; Creative Alliance of New Orleans; Make Music NOLA

Development Partner: Providence Community Housing

Funders: The Kresge Foundation; The Ford Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Gibbs Construction; ArtPlace America; The Greater New Orleans Foundation; JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Financial Partners: Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc. 

est. 2018

Type of Development

Live/Work Affordable Artist Housing

Number of Units


Types of Units

One-, Two- and Three-Bedrooms


Green space, rehearsal space, exhibition hallways