We are working to advance an opportunity for new affordable artist live/work housing, studios and other creative work spaces in Arlington and we need your help!
Who is involved? Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, and the national nonprofit Artspace Projects are leading the feasibility study phase.
What’s the idea? Affordable artist live/work space in a mixed-use arts facility with nonresidential creative commercial space is a possible outcome and the primary focus of this study. We hope however, that survey results will inspire a variety of space initiatives (e.g. studio/workspace, creative office, arts retail, performance, exhibition, makerspaces, etc.). Spaces may be private or shared; and available for long-term or short-term rental or on an as needed basis. Your input will influence the prioritization of the types of spaces and amenities that would be considered in a future project.
Some Background: In February 2017, Artspace visited Arlington and a series of community meetings were held to elicit feedback and gauge interest in a mixed-use arts facility. The response was positive! The next critical step is to conduct a survey to determine if there is enough demand to warrant new space and if so, the nature of that space (type, amenities, features, size and affordability). Resulting data can help attract funders and partners, and give Arlington Cultural Affairs, Artspace and private developers information critical to advancing new space.
How can I help? Take the survey! If you are an artist, creative, or culture bearer click the survey link below.
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. It is best viewed on a computer, laptop, or other device with a large screen. At the end of the survey, please click on the "Submit" button to ensure that your responses have been recorded.
Available through May 6
This survey is for research purposes only. Your responses will be maintained as anonymous and if you choose to provide your contact information for future updates, it will not be shared with other organizations.
This project is made possible with funding and support from:
We would also like to thank the community stakeholders and organizations who have contributed to making this project a success: