|A list of resources to help find artist housing
and studio space. Resources include publications
and websites that provide advice for buying
or renting artist housing and studio space.
|PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER|
|The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America:
Where to Discover Creative Communities, Fresh Air, and
Author: John Villani
An annotated list of communities that are particularly artist-friendly.
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: Revised 2012
|The Art Studio-Loft Manual. For Ambitious Artists and Creators
Author: Eric Rudd
Provides practical solutions to help creative people find, secure, renovate
and finance studio space.
Publisher: CIRE Corporation
Publication Date: 2001
|Guide to Leasing Studio Space
Author: Sue Greenberg and updated by Céline Bondard
Publisher: St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Publication Date: Revised 2015
|Homebuyer Handbook: For Artists and Independent
Workers in Minnesota
Publisher: ArtHome and Springboard for the Arts.
|The Social Life of Artistic Property
Editors: Pablo Helguera, Michael Mandiberg, William Powhida,
Amy Whitaker, and Caroline Woolard
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) among 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.
|Square Feet Chicago: An Artist’s Guide to Buying and
An online manual covering 27 pertinent topics.
Publisher: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
Publication Date: Revised 2011
|Title: “Are You an Artist Struggling to Pay for Your Studio?
New York City is Enlisting Nonprofits to Help You Out”
Penned by Brian Boucher. Artnet.com, February 15, 2018
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.
Title: Studio Protector: The Artists Guide to Emergencies
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.
|Title: TEDx. “When Artists Get Together They Talk about Real Estate.”
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.
|ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER|
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.
Provides affordable space opportunities, public arts programming and
asset-building resources for artists, artisans and neighborhoods in
New York City and beyond..
Artist Relocation Program
Provides economic and business incentives to artists who want to relocate
to Paducah, Kentucky.
Artist Space Resources, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Provides information on various programs relating to studio space and housing. Artscape
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
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.
Chashama Workspace Program
EFA Studio Program, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Fort Point Arts Community, Inc.
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
SmART Space Studios
Housing & Studio Space: information on locating artist live/work space and guides to acquiring housing and studio space in disused buildings. Organizations that offer artists help in finding live/work space are also included. Studio Insurance: A Read more…