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Dec 15, 2015
In cities across the U.S., one of the most potent forces for urban renewal is the intrepid, resourceful, indefatigable artist. A building full of them, in fact. But for the artists, there isn’t always a happy ending. In case you’re unfamiliar with the story, it goes like this. In search of inexpensive spaces in which work, artists seek out underutilized buildings—often, old warehouses or other industrial structures in sketchy neighborhoods—with low rents, zero amenities, and lots of room to make messes and masterpieces.
Dec 14, 2015
Mann is the new artist in residence at Artworks Loveland. The first artist in residence at the new space, Barbara Gilhooly, finished her project in late October for an exhibit in Minneapolis.
Dec 9, 2015
Minneapolis-based developer Artspace has proposed turning a former police station in Silver Springs into artist studios and plans to develop new housing for artists. 
Dec 9, 2015
AutoZone, SouthernSun Asset Management and Loeb Properties Inc. have joined the list of financial supporters for the Artspace South Main Lofts project.
Dec 9, 2015
The Minneapolis-based arts organization picked to take over Montgomery County’s former 3rd District police station in Silver Spring plans 30 artist studios, 1,500 square feet of retail, 68 apartment units and 11 town homes on the site.
Dec 8, 2015
Minneapolis-based developer Artspace wants to turn the old 3rd District Police Station on Sligo Avenue in downtown Silver Spring into artist work space, in addition to adding 68 apartments in a new, four-story building and 11 townhomes. 
Dec 6, 2015
At the Elgin Artspace Lofts, young Allison Apmann, the daughter of property manager Kathy Apmann, greeted guests, offered refreshments, stamped passports and explained the "Ugly Sweater" ornament craft.
Jan 1, 2014
When Artspace was founded in 1979, our role was to help artists find affordable places to live and work, which was largely achievable as long as artists were willing to move every six to 12 months. But we believed that artists sacrifice a tremendous amount in order to create their work, and that the work they create adds value and meaning to our lives. We believed that artists deserve better than living under constant threat of eviction, and that the only way we could provide greater stability was to create and own affordable housing specifically dedicated for artists.
Jul 1, 2011
This report is an overview of the findings of Metris Arts Consulting's studies How Artist Space Matters and How Art Spaces Matter II. 
Nicodemus, principal of Metris Arts Consulting, is a leading voice in arts and community development. Check out her recent thoughts on the state of creative placemaking. (Originally published in the Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, Vol 23. No 2., Summer 2012).