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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.

Record-Breaking Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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Okay, we’re ready for spring now.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Zea Mays Printmaking Workshops
Creative Capital Online Learning Workshops

Of Note: Assets for Artists is offering free professional development workshops for Massachusetts-based creative entrepreneurs. Sarah Platanitis will teach the workshop Get Press Ready: PR for Artists on April 25 (in Lawrence) and May 2 (in North Adams). Jessica Burko teaches Finding your Message: Branding and Marketing for Visual Artists (in North Adams) on April 9 with select artists participating on April 10 as well. Workshops are free but space is limited. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: March 20, 2015

Call for Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Casting Shadows (May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015). Open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2015

Art Exploring Consumerism SIPMA Contemporary has issued a call to artists for I Live Here Now at The Cohen Gallery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. Art exploring communitarianism, the notion of luxury, globalization and displacement, and other topics related to consumerism are encouraged to submit. All media encouraged. Goggleworks extends over a city block housing 4 galleries and artists residencies, so large scale installations are eligible. Show dates: May 8 – June 14, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2015

Call for Proposals The DownStreet Art Festival 2015 in North Adams is seeking proposals from artists and curators. Proposals can include interactive element, temporary outdoor installations, exhibitions that encourage participation or proposals for works-in-progress that will culminate in a performance or exhibition opening. Learn more.
Deadline: April 5, 2015

Performing Artists Applications are now being accepted for the Somerville art festival ARTBEAT (held on the third weekend in July). Artists and festival goers converge on Davis Square, transforming it into one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015

Call to Artists Danforth Art is now accepting submissions for their 2015 annual juried exhibitions. Emerging and established artists in all media are invited to submit work. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Emerging Playwrights The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation and OHenry Productions are encouraging talented playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success to submit to the Emerging Playwrights Contest. A winning piece will be selected by representatives of DVRF and OHenry Productions and will receive a staged reading in New York City. There is no entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for EXPOSURE: the 19th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition (June 18-July 26, 2015). Juror: Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Current PRC Individual or Institutional Membership required (valid through July 31, 2015). Photographers may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, artist statement, and resume. Learn more to apply.
Deadline: April 12, 2015 (before 11:59pm)

Public Art The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a facility that will combine cancer treatment and cutting-edge research, is seeking artworks for three distinct sites. Total Budget: $342,000 – $362,000. Learn more.
Deadline April 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by the Silvermine Arts Center for their 65th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition (Show Dates: June 6 – July 26, 2015). Open to all media. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Call for Art The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly, MA, is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Love from the Earth – Minerals, Mushrooms & Plants. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015 (midnight)

Female Artists The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, invites female artists who have been making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years to submit their work to Reclamation, an exhibition that surveys the work of the emerging talent of women artists in New England. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Image credit: Vintage black and white photograph of snowman from from ofc.book.com

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 2/12

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.

Creative Space 12/10

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

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 are the most recent as of December 10, 2014:

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Western Avenue Studios Work Spaces in Lowell

Western Avenue Studios is home to 245 artists studios, on five floors in a converted mill complex. Currently we have a dozen studios for rent ranging from 300 – 800 square feet.
Studios feature:
– Rent through June 2015 at $8.98 / square foot plus utilities fees (heat included)
– 14 foot ceilings; 8 foot walls; wood floors and large windows
– Monthly Open Studios for artists association members
– Shared sinks
– Ample free parking
– 24 / 7 access
– Passenger and freight elevators
– Wireless throughout building
– On site studio manager
– Cooperative gallery
– Storage facility on site
– Close to commuter rail; Routes 3 and 495
– Wonderful artists community with active artists association

Combined with Western Avenue Lofts – the campus is home to over 350 artists. To learn more, contact Western Avenue at 978-710-8605 or email info@westernavenuestudios.com.

 

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Artist Live/Work For Sale in Malden

Live/work unit for sale is located in Malden, Massachusetts, very convenient to the MBTA train with quick access to Boston proper. The unit is in an artists-only building and it falls under the affordable housing restrictions. It is a great opportunity for an artist to work and live in comfort and convenience.

Learn more.

 

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 12/4

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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 are the most recent as of December 4, 2014:

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ENSO Flats in Brockton

Affordable live/work apartments for artists in Brockton. Featuring
– Spacious Apartments
– Flexible floor plans
– Lots of natural light
– Granite countertops
– Stainless steel appliances
– Fitness Center
– Gallery and Retail Space
– Across from MBTA Commuter Rail
– 35 minutes to Boston
– Garage/Off-street Parking

Applications due by December 31, 2014. Learn more.

 

Studio Share or Sublet at Gorse Mills

I have rented studio space at Gorse Mills Studio in Needham MA (a restored Mill building) and now am unable to use the space for the duration of my lease. The space will become available mid December. I would be interested in connecting with anyone who may be interested in sharing this space or subletting, possibly taking over the lease. The space is available for under 600.00/month. This is about 200+ sq. ft. with a sink. There is a central gallery and kitchen with bathrooms and wheel chair accessibility, elevators, parking, loading dock and easy access to I-95. My studio is on the lower level and surrounded by potters and a pottery school. Other tenants include painters, glass blowers, graphic artists, illustrators etc.

Contact Sue-Anne

 

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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