Housing & Studio Space

Housing & Studio Space

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER 

Title: The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America: Where to Discover Creative Communities, Fresh Air, and Affordable Housing
Author: John Villani
Description: An annotated list of communities that are particularly artist-friendly.
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: Revised 2005 
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Title: The Art Studio-Loft Manual. For Ambitious Artists and Creators
Author: Eric Rudd
Description: Provides practical solutions to help creative people find, secure, renovate and finance studio space.
Publisher: CIRE Corporation
Pubication Date: 2001
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Title: Guide to Leasing Studio Space 
Author: Sue Greenberg and updated by Céline Bondard
Description: Available online.
Publisher: St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Publication Date: Revised 2015
URL:http://vlaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Guide-to-Leasing-Studio-Space.pdf

Title: Homebuyer Handbook: For Artists and Independent Workers in Minnesota
Publisher: ArtHome and Springboard for the Arts.
Description: Published online.
URL:http://springboardforthearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Homebuyer-Handbook-2.pdf 

Title: The Social Life of Artistic Property
Editors: Pablo Helguera, Michael Mandiberg, William Powhida, Amy Whitaker, and Caroline Woolard
Description: A probe into the relationship between artists and property with
examples and cautionary tales of opportunities taken and opportunities missed,
and an exploration of the relationships (real and imagined) amongst real estate markets,
art markets, and the artists who work within and against them. Available free as pdf and html online. Also available in print.
URL: http://thesociallifeofartisticproperty.com

Title: Square Feet Chicago: An Artist’s Guide to Buying and Renting Space
Description: An online manual covering 27 pertinent topics.
Publisher: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
Publication Date: Revised 2011
URL: www.artscapediy.org/Creative-Placemaking/Square-Feet.aspx 

WEBSITES

Title: SpaceFinder 
Description: Sponsored by Fractured Atlas. A program that helps artists find the rental studio space in cities and states throughout the United States and in Canada, including Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Utah, Washington, DC; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; the Bay Area of California; Birmingham, AL; Chicago; and Los Angeles. Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Toronto, Waterloo Region York Region, and Hamilton. 
URL: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/spacefinder

Title: Studio Protector: The Artists Guide to Emergencies
Description: Sponsored by Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF). An abundance of information about disaster planning, relief, clean-up, salvage an rebounding, along with safeguarding tips to help artists navigate emergencies and become better prepared to deal with or avoid them altogether. 
URL: www.studioprotector.org 

Title: TEDx. “When Artists Get Together They Talk about Real Estate.”
Description: A lecture by artist Jane Richslovky about how her studio eviction by Seattle’s Department of Transportation inspired her artwork and transforming the stereotypical image of the “starving artist in the garret “ into the artist as business person who shares in the wealth they create. www.youtube.com
URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=81xF4ouHkRk

ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

ArtCondo
URL: http://artcondo.com
Description: A real estate initiative in New York City. Run by and for artists that helps creative individuals purchase raw commercial workspace and live/work space by gathering people together to form buying groups to leverage their collective buying power and cultural capital to purchase space collectively. Each building becomes a haven protecting artists and producers from future displacement. Nominated for Fracture Atlas’ 2017 Arts Entrepreneurship Award.

ArtHome 
URL: www.arthome.org 
Description: Sponsors the Low Income Artist Homeownership Program that helps artists build assets and equity through financial literacy and home-ownership.

Artist Relocation Program
URL: www.paducahmainstreet.org 
Description: Provides economic and business incentives to artists who want to relocate to Paducah, Kentucky.

Artist Space Resources, Massachusetts Cultural Council 
URL: www.massculturalcouncil.org 
Description: Provides information on various programs relating to studio space and housing.

Artscape
www.torontoartscape.on.ca 
Description: Clusters creative people together in real estate projects in Toronto that serve the needs of the arts and cultural community and advance multiple public policy objectives, private development interests, community and neighborhood aspirations and philanthropic missions.

Artspace
URL: www.artspace.org     
Description: A non-profit organization that uses the tools of real estate development to create affordable, appropriate places where artists can live and work in 25 states. Headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C.

Artspace
URL: www.artspaceutah.org  
Description: A nonprofit arts organization that creates affordable housing and workspace for artists in Salt Lake City.

Artspace 
URL: www.artspaceusa.org 
Description: Assists artists in finding or developing affordable studio and performance space in vacant and underutilized buildings.

Chashama Workspace Program
URL: www.chashama.org 
Description: Provides subsidized studio space to artists in New York City. Studios range in size from 200 square feet to over 400 square feet and are rented to artists at up to 90% below market rates.

EFA Studio Program, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
URL: www.studios-efanyc.org 
Description: Provides affordable studio space to artists in New York City.

Fort Point Arts Community, Inc.
URL: www.fortpointarts.org 
Description: An advocacy organization that develops artist live/work space in Boston.

Green Rooms
URL: www.greenrooms.london/#/home 
Description: A new housing/studio space project for artists visiting and/or working in London.

Root Division
URL: http://rootdivision.org
Description: A nonprofit arts and arts education organization that provides subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for creating shared learning opportunities for the community.

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
URL: http://thestudioprogram.com
Description: Provides free studio space in Brooklyn, New York to visual artists. Artists living throughout the United States are eligible to apply.

SmART Space Studios
URL: www.smartspacestudios.com 
Description: Offers inexpensive studio space and storage space available to artists in New York City on a short-term basis with 24-hour access seven days a week. Artists can reserve space online.