Why an Artist Live/Work Space?
An artist live/work space provides combined affordable live/work options for artists of all genres – spaces that create community around the arts and boost the local economy while simultaneously producing creative works, renewing neighborhoods, producing jobs, and even helping the environment.
However, most of all, these spaces cater to the needs of artists, providing collaborative environments for creating and envisioning more impactful work; they are vital for building arts and culture-driven cities that contribute to overall economic development and thriving, dynamic communities.
Artist live/work spaces have boosted economies and engaged communities in cities across the U.S., bringing art to the heart of cultural and economic development.
Why Our Region?
The capital city area has proven itself to be rich in creativity, and the arts have played an important role in its transformation over the years, making it a perfect candidate for a live/work space.
Utilizing a grant from the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing brought together artists and experts, both locally and nationally.
Through a series of three workshops, the Arts Council opened the doors for conversation. The objective of each session was to offer resources and knowledge for these small businesses that are traditionally underserved and underrepresented to have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the planning process at all levels of government