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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.