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Artspace Projects, Inc.

250 Third Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Phone: 612-333-9012
Fax: 612-333-9089
Artspace Projects, Inc.

Artspace's mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. We pursue this mission through development projects, asset management activities, consulting services, and community-building activities that serve artists and arts organizations of all disciplines, cultures, and economic circumstances. By creating this space, Artspace supports the continued professional growth of artists and enhances the cultural and economic vitality of the surrounding community.


Client Population

Artspace serves artists that are seeking affordable space in which to work. Nearly all clients are low-income with 30% being under 50% of median income, and 68% being between 50% and 75% of median income. Approximately 2% are American Indian, 6% Pacific Islander, 2% Hispanic, 11% African American, and 79% white. Approximately 60% are women.


Artspace has created and preserved affordable space for artists and arts organizations across the country. Since 1979, the organization has developed 846 units, with another 498 units in development.


Artspace Projects, Inc.
In 2006, seeking to revitalize downtown Council Bluffs, the Iowa West Foundation invited Artspace to explore the feasibility of transforming an old International Harvester warehouse into an affordable live/work project for artists. The foundation’s executive director, J. Todd Graham, was familiar with Artspace and our work from his days as head of Seattle’s South Downtown Foundation when the Tashiro Kaplan Artists Lofts were in development. Full Story

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