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Making space for creativity

26 Jan

creative spaceJoin us on February 1 for the City of Tacoma’s next Monday Mixer networking event which will be about adaptive re-use and creative space! You’ll learn about actual live/work and creative space projects that are currently being built in Tacoma. You’ll also learn about a new City ordinance supporting work/live development. Developers and artists will discuss how work/live developments will support a growing creative sector while providing ground floor vitality in Tacoma’s business areas.

At this event, there will be representatives from the Station Artists’ Lofts, Valhalla Hall, the Kellogg Sicker and Pochert buildings, and several other affordable and mixed-use projects that will be ready for leasing soon. There will also be representatives from new artists’ community spaces and incubators like the Carpenters Building, FEAST Arts Center and Spaceworks. Key staff from the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department will also be in attendance, along with various community leaders.

What: Adaptive Re-use and Creative Space Monday Mixer
Where: 1120 Creative House, 1120 Pacific Avenue, 2nd floor
When:
 February 1, 2016 @ 5 – 6:30 pm
Cost: Free!

Light refreshments will be provided. Your RSVP is requested to Chrisy Vindivich at cvindivich@cityoftacoma.org.

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Creative Space – you have needs, we are listening

11 Dec

creative space

Help support the growth of Tacoma’s creative community by taking an online survey!

Are you an artist or engaged in creative pursuits?
Do you lead an arts or cultural organization or creative business?
Do you need affordable space to live, work, create, rehearse, perform, or conduct business?

If so, we want to hear from you! Please take our comprehensive online artist market survey that will help the City and local developers understand the needs of the creative community in Tacoma. Our goal is to maintain and develop new affordable space for living, working and creating in Tacoma. Data from the survey will show the need, build support, help secure funding, and assist developers and creative space providers like Spaceworks Tacoma to help them make decisions that best benefit creative use within existing and future developments. Your input and a large response is critical to the project’s success – help us spread the word!

"Seal of Approval", version 1, created by Jessica Spring.

“Seal of Approval”, version 1, created by Jessica Spring.

Take the survey at creativespacetacoma.org by February 9, 2015. We’ll even send you a piece of original letterpress art created by Jessica Spring, while supplies last!

 

"Seal of Approval", version 2, created by Jessica Spring.

“Seal of Approval”, version 2, created by Jessica Spring.

This survey is a partnership between the City of Tacoma, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and Artspace with generous support from JPMorgan Chase. The survey is being conducted by Artspace, the nations’ leading non-profit developer of affordable artists’ live/work spaces.  Artspace has been hailed by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation and others as an inspiration for the emergent creative placemaking movement. For more than 30 years, Artspace has brought its expertise to more than 200 cultural facility planning efforts from coast to coast.

 

Creative Space Tacoma

19 Nov

Creative Space Tacoma

 

Join us for a community conversation about creative vitality and its relationship to space.

Date: Thursday, December 4
Time: 4:30 – 7 pm
Location: Tacoma Post Office Building, Post Hall, 1102 A Street, 4th floor
FREE! Appetizers and drinks will be provided
RSVP: Hayli@gtcf.org or (253) 383-5622

Space for creative activity is an important ingredient for flourishing neighborhoods and cities and may include traditional venues such as museums and performance halls and non-traditional venues such as churches, parks and coffee shops. Artist live/work enclaves, affordable housing, co-working spaces, special events, and creative businesses activate space, giving life to streetscapes and definition to communities.

How do we build our neighborhoods to include a sustainable creative life-force?
How do we best use our existing assets?

What strategies do we currently employ to engage the creative community?
Where are the gaps?

Special guest Michael Seiwerath, executive director of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation will share how they transformed a police parking lot into a beautiful destination including affordable housing, performing arts space, community meeting space and local retail. 12 Avenue Arts just celebrated its grand opening in Seattle and is pivotal to a movement making Capitol Hill a designated arts district.

Wendy Holmes and Teri Deaver from Artspace, the nation’s leader in artist-led community transformation will discuss creative place making and announce the launch of Artspace’s new market survey about creative space needs in Tacoma that will enable people to make their specific needs known.

Enjoy refreshments and meet representatives from local organizations and creative space providers including Spaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, Tacoma Housing Authority, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Metro Parks Tacoma and more.

This free public event is hosted by the City of Tacoma, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and Artspace with the generous support of JPMorgan Chase.

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