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Creative Space Resources

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Making art is challenging enough, but finding the space to create, rehearse, perform, or present that art can be daunting. Luckily, there are MCC-supported resources to help you navigate the search.

Performance space from SpaceFinder Mass

SpaceFinder Mass

SpaceFinder Mass is like an Airbnb for cultural spaces. It’s a discovery tool for anyone looking to rent a creative space in Massachusetts.

Artists can find – at no-cost – available, affordable, and alternative spaces for performances, rehearsals, readings, meetings, and more. It’s a really useful site for finding info on the spaces you know, but also for learning about alternative spaces, such as the Newton rug store that holds cultural events in the evenings.

SpaceFinder Mass was developed by Fractured Atlas, a non-profit technology company serving artists, and is a project of the Arts & Business Council of Boston in partnership with the MCC.

 

Studio Space at Waltham Mills Studios

ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds

If you need space longer term, like if you want to rent or buy an art studio or live/work space, or if you have a work studio or live/work space you’d like to list for rental or sale, check out ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds. It’s ArtSake’s version of CraigsList, minus everything that’s not a Massachusetts creative space opportunity (sorry, no Missed Connections!).

If you want to rent or buy a work studio or live/work space, or if you have a work studio or live/work space you’d like to list for rental or sale, check out ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds.

 

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CreativeGround

If you’re looking for gigs or to connect with venues, presenters, and/or collaborators, check out CreativeGround. A project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), CreativeGround is an online directory for the New England cultural sector. As an artist, you create your profile so venues and presenters can find you. Also, you can use CreativeGround to find profiles for cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and more. Bonus: creating a profile on CreativeGround and taking some additional steps makes you eligible for NEFA’s New England States Touring grants. MCC is a state partner in CreativeGround.

 

Guide for Developing Artist Space

Finally, if you’re looking to develop, create, and preserve artist space, read MCC’s Guide for Developing Artist Space, filled with tips, resources, and questions to consider.

New to ArtSake: Creative Space Classifieds

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Creative Space in Waltham Mills Studios

For the past year+, users have been sending us creative space opportunities, which we’ve been publishing on ArtSake. Now, if you want to rent or buy a create work or live/work space in Massachusetts, or if you have space you’d like to list for rental or sale, you can use the ArtSake Creative Space Classifieds.

Creative Space Classifieds is ArtSake’s version of CraigsList, minus everything that’s not creative space-related (sorry, no Missed Connections!). It’s free and easy to use. You can add listings yourself, and the listings remain published on ArtSake for 45 days or until you delete them.

Visit the ArtSake Creative Space Classifieds.

Creative Space 4/3

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Periodically, ArtSake shares creative space listings sent to us by and for artists. For another way to quickly find creative spaces, visit SpaceFinder Mass.

Here is the most recent as of April 3, 2015:

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SERIOUS ART SPACE FOR A SERIOUS ARTIST

Southern Berkshires

*Large art space (2,000+ square feet) in converted horse barn, recently modernized.
*Two big studios. 25′ and 15′ ceilings, huge windows. North light.
*Appalachian Trail one mile. Fly-fishing.
*Close mountains and lakes, sports, music, theater.
*Easy access NYC (20 minutes to train), Boston.
*New kitchen, bathrooms, laundry appliances.

OPTIONS at $1 per sq. ft. monthly:
(a) two studios, live/work. 2,000 sq. ft
(b) one studio, work only. 1,000 sq. ft.
(c) one studio, live/work. 1,000 sq. ft.

NOTE:
No utilities to pay (included in rent).

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For more photographs and other details, please send information about yourself and your art, on your website if possible, including portfolio and resume, to: uccello4893@live.com.

 
If you’re interested in listing a Massachusetts creative space on ArtSake, send us a 100 word or less description, with links and images, if applicable. If you’re interested in finding one, check posts tagged in the blog’s creative space category to find the latest listings.

Creative Space 3/30

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Periodically, ArtSake shares creative space listings sent to us by and for artists. For another way to quickly find creative spaces, visit SpaceFinder Mass.

Here is the most recent as of March 30, 2015:

Waltham Mills

Studio Available, River Street Artist Cooperative

@Waltham Mills, 144 Moody Street, Waltham
Spacious 522 square foot studio available May 1ST.
Rent: $460. / month
Free parking, wifi, utilities included.
Next to Waltham train stop, nearby to restaurants
and Charles River. Low toxicity required.
Join a vibrant community of artists and participate in open studio.
Please inquire at Sophiacmone@yahoo.com, let us know about yourself, and your work via samples or website

 

If you’re interested in listing a Massachusetts creative space on ArtSake, send us a 100 word or less description, with links and images, if applicable. If you’re interested in finding one, check posts tagged in the blog’s creative space category to find the latest listings.

Creative Space 3/11

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Periodically, ArtSake shares creative space listings sent to us by and for artists. For another way to quickly find creative spaces, visit SpaceFinder Mass.

Here are the most recent as of March 11, 2015:

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Artist studio for sublet in the Taza Chocolate factory

Looking for artists, filmmakers, writers, interested in renting studio space in Somerville in the Taza Chocolate Factory Building starting May. The sublet is for a year possibly longer, in one of the best studio buildings around. Subleting approx 500 sqft space in a large studio for $750/mon, utilities and wi-fi internet included — REALLY great space, high ceilings, natural light, AC, kitchenette with sink. The building has freight elevator, open studios twice a year. Close to public transportation. You will be sharing the space with an interdisciplinary media artist, female. Call 619-723-4843.

 

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For Sale: Artist Live/Work Space in Davis Square Artists Cooperative

Loft overlooks bike path and is 5 min. to Red Line subway, restaurants, etc. 1245 sq. ft. loft is south facing on 2nd floor with two bedrooms, living/dining area, and huge windows. Maple floors, 11′ ceiling height, great LIGHT.

The 666 sq. ft. ground floor studio has 5 north windows and a double door to the outside. Elevator, shared roof deck and garden, one off street parking space. Mix-It Coop requires buyer to be an artist: visual, music, writing, architect etc., who lives and works here.

$899,000. Contact 1masonart@gmail.com.

 

If you’re interested in listing a Massachusetts creative space on ArtSake, send us a 100 word or less description, with links and images, if applicable. If you’re interested in finding one, check posts tagged in the blog’s creative space category to find the latest listings.

Find Affordable, Appropriate Creative Spaces on SpaceFinder Mass

Monday, March 9th, 2015

SpaceFinder Mass

You’ve got the artistic vision – for the theatre production, the art exhibition, the dance performance,  the music ensemble – but what you need is space.

Head to SpaceFinder Mass, which includes creative spaces for rent throughout Massachusetts. (Of the 300+ spaces currently listed, 50% are outside of Greater Boston.) This free online service can quickly connect you to available and affordable performance, rehearsal, and other types of creative spaces. Profiles for new spaces are being added each week.

You can manage your search criteria to find rental space to fit your budget, your time frame, and the creative needs of your project. Many spaces list their calendars and some offer online booking options, making the space selection process that much easier.

SpaceFinder Mass was developed by the artists service organization Fractured Atlas and is a project of the Arts and Business Council of Boston. We (MCC) are a proud partner in the project, along with StageSource and Boston Dance Alliance.

Find a Rental on SpaceFinder Mass.

While you’re at it, you may want to investigate Fractured Atlas programs for artists, including fiscal sponsorship, international artist visas, ticket/donation/fan-tracking software, and more. Also, the Arts & Business Council has a portfolio of professional development programs for artists including the Essential Training for the Arts (ETA), Artist’s Professional Toolbox (APT), and Musician’s Professional Toolbox (MPT), among others. It also offers fiscal sponsorship and pro bono legal services through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Creative Space 3/2

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

While MCC’s ArtistLink Initiative is being re-worked, creative space opportunities that previously would have been listed on artspacefinder.org are going to be shared here on ArtSake.

Here is the most recent as of March 2, 2015:

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Artist Live/Work Condo in New Bedford

For Sale : Get More in New Bedford!
Huge 2,300 sq.ft. live-work condo in artist building w/ 20 x 25′ studio (20′ ceilings) and second floor mezzanine. Quality buildout 2006 : bamboo floors, french doors, balcony, 2 bedrooms, soaking tub, lg. kitchen,exp. brick, 70′ skylight. The Ropeworks is a one floor mill with 12 custom built units, loading dock, ramps, cellar storage, patio w/firepit, gardens, 2 min. to I-195, adjoins city park, dogs and kids welcome. Economical utilities, central air, mgr on premises. Active arts community, comtr. train coming! Asking $289.000. Search “unit 9 123 sawyer Street, New Bedford” for more photos. Contact Cynthia@cynthiaguild.com

 

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Artist Live/Work Loft in Adams

Own your own loft building in the beautiful Berkshires. A spacious historic brick schoolhouse, currently used as artist live/work space, is now available in Adams, Massachusetts. The main floor has high 12 foot ceilings, lots of windows, a loft style open apartment, a large open studio/work area, storage room, and bathroom. The full basement has a half bathroom, cement floors and great work space. The unfinished attic is open with exposed post and beam construction. Each floor has 2000 sq ft. If that isn’t enough for you, go into the charming, private back yard with perennial plantings. Plenty of parking, too.

Enjoy small town charm, and Berkshire recreational opportunities. Just a short drive to world-class culture in such venues as the Clark Art Museum, MassMOCA, Barrington Stage Company , and Tanglewood. $285,000. To learn more, call Kay Canavino at (413) 743-4844 or email kcanavino@aol.com.

 

If you’re interested in listing a Massachusetts creative space on ArtSake, send us a 100 word or less description, with links and images, if applicable. If you’re interested in finding one, check posts tagged in the blog’s creative space category to find the latest listings.

Creative Space 2/18

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

While MCC’s ArtistLink Initiative is being re-worked, creative space opportunities that previously would have been listed on artspacefinder.org are going to be shared here on ArtSake.

Here is the most recent as of February 18, 2015:

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Studio Share at Joy Street Studios, Somerville

I am looking for someone to share my studio at Joy Street Studios in Somerville. It is an active, well managed, studio building that participates open studios twice a year. Parking, slop sinks, and a freight elevator are available.

The total studio is 490 square feet, with two large windows, north facing light, and tall ceilings. Around $350 depending on your space needs. First months rent and security deposit required. I am open to sharing with any kind of artist but have allergies to oil paint mediums, so need to share with another non-toxic artist. I generally work 3 week days (not evenings/weekends).

http://www.joystreetstudios.com/
Please contact: sarah@sarahartist.com

 

If you’re interested in listing a Massachusetts creative space on ArtSake, send us a 100 word or less description, with links and images, if applicable. If you’re interested in finding one, check posts tagged in the blog’s creative space category to find the latest listings.

Creative Space 2/12

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

While MCC’s ArtistLink Initiative is being re-worked, creative space opportunities that previously would have been listed on artspacefinder.org are going to be shared here on ArtSake.

Here is the most recent as of February 12, 2015:

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Studio workspace and bedroom available for rent in the Distillery in South Boston

It is a semi-raw live-work artist loft, shared with a couple and two cats. Work studio: spacious, tall, and bright, around 16’x17′ with 20′ ceiling and skylight that receives good daytime sunlight. Great for painting, sculpture, photography, etc. Bedroom: around 12’x15′ and has a closet. Studio connects to the bedroom via a staircase.

Shared spaces include:
– Full kitchen with pantry
– Full bathroom with tub

Rent is $1600 and includes all utilities.
Available March 1st

The Distillery building is an amazing community of creative people located at 516 E. 2nd St. in South Boston.
– Coin laundry in building
– Two freight elevators, one is right outside our door.
– A few blocks to several buses and a 10-15 min walk to Broadway Red Line Station
– Parking options available.
– Galleries in the building and regular openings with curated shows.
– Open-studios twice a year

Contact and more info: derekhoffend@gmail.com, www.derekhoffend.com

 

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Studio Available, River Street Artist Cooperative

@Waltham Mills, 144 Moody Street, Waltham

Spacious 551 square foot studio available March 1ST.
Rent: $451. / month
Free parking, wifi, utilities included.
Next to Walthan train stop, nearby to restaurants.
and Charles River. Low toxicity required.
Join a vibrant community of artists and participate in open studio.
Please inquire at Sophiacmone@yahoo.com, let us know about yourself, and your work via samples or website

 

If you’re interested in listing a Massachusetts creative space on ArtSake, send us a 100 word or less description, with links and images, if applicable. If you’re interested in finding one, check posts tagged in the blog’s creative space category to find the latest listings.

Creative Space 1/30

Friday, January 30th, 2015

While MCC’s ArtistLink Initiative is being re-worked, creative space opportunities that previously would have been listed on artspacefinder.org are going to be shared here on ArtSake.

Here is the most recent as of January 30, 2015:

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Open House for Artist Live/Work Lofts in Lynn

Downtown Lynn Cultural District will host Insider’s Tours of the newest residences in downtown Lynn. These residences are particularly exciting for the cultural district because they were designed with artists in mind as Artist Live/Work lofts.
33 Central features 8 one bedroom artist live/work spaces in the heart of Lynn’s cultural district. Formerly Arnold’s Stationary, the property at 33 Central was left vacant until the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Lynn and Lynn’s Neighborhood Development Associates stepped in and purchased the building in 2012.

The addition of 8 residences – with artists needs in mind – is part of a larger strategy of increasing the creative activity in downtown Lynn. The District is already home to Raw Art Work, the Lynn Museum, Arts After Hours, Extras for Creative Reuse, Visionspace Gallery@Centerboard and LynnArts. In 2012, the Mass Cultural Council designated Lynn’s Central Square as one of the first five cultural districts in the Commonwealth.

The building is set to be completed in the spring of 2015, but next Friday (February 6th) the public is invited to take a tour of the building as renovations are being made and attend a Q&A session following the tour. Tours will be conducted at 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm. Space is limited so those interested are asked to RSVP: https://33central.eventbrite.com

 

Studio Rentals at Gates Block Studios in Lowell

Centered in Downtown Lowell, the Gates Block Studios offers 34 artist work spaces ranging in size from 138 square feet to 450 square feet. Each studio has its own heat and air conditioning, full-height insulated walls, lockable steel doors, individual electrical accounts, and either a north or south-facing window or windows, depending on size. Each Studio comes with a post box with addresses recognized by the USPS.

We are looking for active artists, working in virtually any medium (call if you wonder about your medium fitting the rules). There are currently 8 spaces available. The number of spaces changes occasionally. There is a waiting list if the space you want is not currently available.

Rental fees: One dollar per square foot per month, plus a flat fee of $49 per studio per month (covers the rent for the common spaces). You pay for your own electricity and must set up an account with National Grid. One-year lease required. For space tours and availability, e-mail Steve at steve@vangoghsgear.com

 

If you’re interested in listing a Massachusetts creative space on ArtSake, send us a 100 word or less description, with links and images, if applicable. If you’re interested in finding one, check posts tagged in the blog’s creative space category to find the latest listings.


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