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The 1310 Bandits Film Group

Immersive "idea lab" celebrates artists as community leaders

Artspace's annual Breaking Ground event evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day "idea lab" on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Grand Opening of El Barrio

How affordable artist housing can help cultural communities "celebrate themselves"

Artspace enjoys a long history of working with culturally distinct groups in the development of affordable artist live/work housing and community spaces. From El Barrio in NY to Honolulu, HI, these projects allow artists to celebrate themselves.

Al fresco ballerinas in Trinidad, CO

Helping artists across the U.S. build capacity and community

Artspace started 30 years ago with a simple plan to develop more affordable housing for artists. Now they're taking a place-based consulting approach to help artists build capacity, raise funds, and learn from each other -- on a wider scale than ever before.

Witt-Siasco

Witt Siasoco uses art to create home

The multidisciplinary artist, designer, and arts educator has created a number of projects inspired by issues facing his community. Through art, he explores themes of collective community ownership, transportation and land use, and underrepresented populations.

Artspace's Mount Baker Lofts

Is affordable artist live/work housing the new normal?

Since Artspace pioneered affordable artist live/work housing in the 1990s, disrupting the SoHo Effect in communities across the U.S., demand for such projects has grown. Which begs the question: Is affordable artist live/work housing becoming the new normal?

where to give

New websites change giving game in Memphis

Two new websites launched last month aim to make philanthropic choices easier by providing a one-stop resource for all organizations serving the Memphis area and data on where community need exists.

Laura Zabel

A community development organization, by and for artists

Meet Laura Zabel, urban innovator. At Springboard for the Arts, she is leading a national movement to support and engage artists as a vital part of community development. Through "radical sharing" of resources and toolkits, her end goal is no less than system change.

Sommer Woods

Who is shaping the future of cities?

Across the country, passionate people are working every day on the little things that lead to big changes.

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Artists can be the "connective tissue" of a neighborhood -- but first they need a place to live

How affordable live/work housing for artists can reinvigorate neighborhoods and bring members of diverse communities together.

Global Detroit

Reshaping the Rust Belt through immigrant talent

How America's former industrial heartland is reclaiming its economically powerful past by attracting foreign-born residents.

Chinatown is one of DC's most congested neighborhoods.

In growing cities, parking challenges require creative solutions

As more people move to cities, how can rapidly developing neighborhoods tackle parking challenges without gobbling up valuable urban space for off-street lots?

Stefanie Stauffer and Ryan Padgett at Tillian Farm, Ann Arbor

National round-up: The secret(s) to sustainable urban farms

Urban agriculture, once a buzz-y idea for transforming vacant spaces, has taken root in cities across America. Now, cities and farmers are thinking about how to make the movement sustainable year-round and long-term.

Trailer Estates modular home.

The return of the pre-fab home

Millennials looking to buy their first homes and Boomers looking to downsize find factory-built or manufactured housing to be a good alternative that offers affordable, sturdy and green living. 

Urban Innovation

Power to the people: New series to spotlight urban innovators

What do you think of when you hear the words "urban innovation"? Do you think of smart technology and clean energy? Or open data and civic tech? Maybe you think of entrepreneurship or creative placemaking or the future of mobility? It's easy to forget, but all of these have one thing in common: people.

Detroiters buying local at Great Lakes Coffee

So you want to be a localist? Three ways to up your game

Do you believe in the power of small business to restore community? If so, you might be a localist. Here are three simple suggestions for how to contribute to the localist movement in a meaningful, holistic way.
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