Artspace Publications

Publications by and about Artspace

Artspace 2017 Annual Report (pdf, 11 MB)

This year's Annual Report blends feature articles and graphics to showcase our major accomplishments in 2017.

Artspace Quarterly: Issue Three (pdf, 2 MB)

Our end of summer edition focuses on a handful of Artspace's development projects in rural communities.

Artspace Best Practices: Safety & Artist Spaces (pdf, 4 MB)

Over the decades, Artspace has surveyed and facilitated discussions with tens of thousands of artists across the country. At the top of nearly every artist’s wish list, in places as diverse as Los Angeles, CA and Council Bluffs, IA, is the need for quality, safe, affordable space. Learn about the best practices we've identified.

Artspace Quarterly: Issue One (pdf, 4 MB)

Artspace is proud to announce the launch of the Artspace Quaterly. A new online publication featuring creative entupenuers, commercial tenants, artists based in Artspace properties. Learn what's new for the organization.

Artspace Quarterly: Issue Two (pdf, 2 MB)

The Spring edition of the Artspace Quarterly features artists from our newest Artspace community in New Orleans. Learn more about our resident artists, see photos from the grand opening celebration, review the latest Artspace program updates, leasing updates and much more.


Winter 2017 Newsletter

Get a glimpse at our 2016 year in review, supporter spotlights on Terrance Dolan and PS109 artist Osh Ghanimah, updates from Ford Foundation and impact investors, as well as a calendar of events for the upcoming months. 

The Artist Impact: An Artspace National Story Series

These in-depth articles include artists' stories, share the impact of artists on their diverse communities, and delve into the importance of artist live/work housing in fostering stability, vitality and creativity in urban and rural areas across the United States.


Fall 2017 Newsletter

In this edition of the Donor Newsletter, we highlight TCF Bank and Board member Mark Manbeck, Board member Devon Akmon, Artspace Loveland Lofts resident Caryn Sanchez, Tim Schultz and the Boettcher Foundation in Colorado, and our new avenue of support -- the Lindquist Legacy Fund.


Spring 2017 Newsletter

Learn about updates on our projects in development; a feature on Consulting and Strategic Partnership's work in Tuscon, Arizona; supporter spotlights on Tashiro Kaplan artist, Juan Alonso-Rodriguez and Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art artist, Harriet Bart; a feature on the Bush Foundation's recent support and the Driehaus Foundation's lead gift on the Pullman Project in Chicago. 

The Rafala Green Fellowship Program (pdf, 218 KB)

Artspace Projects is excited to announce the Rafala Green Fellowship Program, made possible with funding from the Ford Foundation. The purpose of this diversity fellowship program is to promote equity and inclusion the real estate and arts-based community development fields.  People of color and Indigenous people are encouraged to apply. Apply today to advance change in your community. Deadline May, 28. 

Northwest Arkansas to launch online survey July 24 to determine space needs for area artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses (pdf, 209 KB)

Artspace has announced that it will conduct a major online survey of artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses in the Northwest Arkansas area to determine the size and nature of the market for an Artspace mixed-use project in each of the four core cities of Northwest Arkansas.

Rafala Green Fellowship Program FAQ (pdf, 41 KB)

Interested in our Rafala Green Fellowship program but have some questions? Review the program FAQ sheet and apply today.

Northern Warehouse report

Artspace's Northern Warehouse: 1990-2042

A Case Study in Sustainable Creative Placemaking

What happens to artists and arts organizations who help create value in a community only to find that they can no longer afford to remain within it? This report showcases Artspace's long-term stewardship of the Northern Warehouse Artists' Cooperative in St. Paul, where we have created a model for sustainability in creative placemaking.  

Creative Placemaking report

Taking A Measure of Creative Placemaking

An Artspace Report

This report is an overview of the findings of Metris Arts Consulting's studies How Artist Space Matters and How Art Spaces Matter II. This report summarizes Metris Arts Consulting's in-depth examination of five Artspace projects: the Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative, the Tilsner Artists’ Cooperative, the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, and the Riverside Artist Lofts.

Artspace Project Portfolio (pdf, 4 MB)

This Project Portfolio illustrates the result of decades of work by Artspace, as well as our continued growth. With approximately 45 projects completed or in development, we are proud to be the nation’s leader in artist-led community transformation.


Artspace 2015 Year-End Review

As Artspace enters its 37th year of operation, we're proud of what we've accomplished. This year has been one of continued growth, sustained affordability and new opportunities for artists and their families.


Artspace 2016 Annual Report

We are delighted to share with you Create. Foster. Preserve. Artspace’s 2016 Annual Report.

Artspace continues to experience extraordinary growth both in our new projects in development and projects in operation. We ended the year with 46 projects in operation, representing nearly a $600 million investment in America’s arts infrastructure that spans 30 cities and 19 states. We are pleased to be called “home” to thousands of artists and their families and more than 300 creative enterprises from coast to coast. 


The Art of Creative Placemaking: An Artspace Report

Best practices in affordable artist housing

Our goal in sharing our best practices is to help orient other practitioners and communities that are interested in artist-led community transformation. Through collaboration and sharing of ideas, we can all impact the future and success of creative placemaking. 

Artspace Immersin Memphis - Extended Deadline (pdf, 1 MB)

Are you a part of a collective, non-profit organization, or B-corp with a dedication to arts, culture, or other creative pursuits? Is your organization based in Memphis or Shelby County? This newly expanded Artspace Immersion Memphis Program.