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.
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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.
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