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Building better communities through the arts

Artspace is non-profit organization that uses the tools of real estate development to create affordable, appropriate places where artists can live and work. We consistently develop these projects in ways that also support more stable, healthy communities anchored in existing assets. Because Artspace owns each of the projects it develops, we are able to ensure that they remain affordable and accessible to artists in perpetuity. Over the last three decades, Artspace has led an accelerating national movement of artist-led community transformation. While embracing the value the arts bring to individual lives, Artspace has championed the once-radical idea that artists living on the edge of poverty and chronically underfunded arts organizations can leverage fundamental social change. With headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C., Artspace is America’s leading developer of arts facilities and has served as a consultant to hundreds of communities and arts organizations nationwide. 

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Mission & History

Artspace's mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable and sustainable space for artists and arts organizations

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Artspace relies on individuals, private foundations, and corporations whose charitable contributions have been essential in advancing our general operations, special initiatives, and major projects.

Artspace staff


Meet the creative team that makes Artspace work.

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Board of Directors

The dedicated volunteers who lend their time and expertise to governing Artspace

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Meet the resident artists of Artspace

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Artspace Timeline

A year-by-year history of Artspace

Subscribe to The Artspace Quaterly

Our quarterly newsletter covering Artspace across the country. 


How Artspace can help your community or organization

We bring passion to our work and a deep respect and empathy for our clients. We take the arts out of its silo and bring it into a broader context to solve public and civic challenges.

Ideas & Insights
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Artspace Principles: Community-Focused Development

Although Artspace develops real estate, we work in many ways that fundamentally differ from traditional real estate development. Here are a few of the core principles that differentiate our work from more typical, for-profit real estate development.

Building Better Communities
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Support for Artspace

Brookland Artspace Lofts...creates affordable housing for artists, and it also creates much needed rehearsal space. Others sectors talk a lot about the importance of research and development to maintaining a competitive advantage in the world at large. Well, in the arts, rehearsal space is our research and design space, and there is a direct line between that and our creative advantage in the world.
Rocco Landesman, Chair, National Endowment for the Arts