Teri Deaver joined Artspace in 1997. With a background in the performing arts, she has a particular sensitivity to the plight of artists seeking affordable space. She began her tenure at Artspace in the Asset Management division where responsibilities included leasing, property management oversight, annual budgeting, and artist relations. As Director of Asset Management she oversaw Artspace's portfolio and worked with the Board of Directors' task force on Asset Management while maintaining asset management responsibilities for the Hennepin Center for the Arts, Spinning Plate, and the Riverside Artist Lofts. Other roles at Artspace have included project development work for the Riverside Artist Lofts in Reno, NV; and project management of various predevelopment and consulting projects nationally.
In her current role as V.P. of Consulting & Strategic Partnerships, she works with communities nationally as they embark on arts development projects including affordable live/work, creative incubators, studio and non-residential creative space, facility expansion, and the infrastructure necessary to sustain the community’s vision for their artists and creative sector.