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GCAC Releases Artspace Report for Columbus Project

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Press Release wrote GCAC Releases Artspace Final Report that cites Columbus as a Possibility for a Project

Columbus, Ohio – Artspace, nationally recognized organization dedicated to creating affordable arts spaces, wants to start a project in Columbus.

In a report released today by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Artspace says, “Columbus impresses us as a strong candidate for an Artspace live/work project. Although the project concept hasn’t been clearly defined, there seems to be a consensus in favor of an affordable live/work project either downtown or in an inner-city neighborhood.”

This report is a result of a two-day Artspace visit to Columbus in August hosted by the Greater Columbus Arts Council in partnership with Columbus City Council in an effort to increase arts spaces in the community. While in the city, Artspace representatives toured several potential sites and met with arts, civic and business leaders to discuss the feasibility of an Artspace project.

In the report, Artspace recommends conducting an Artist Market Survey to determine the size of the market for an affordable live/work project. The survey, conducted online by Artspace, would take 4 to 6 months to plan, execute and analyze and would cost $35,000.

“GCAC remains committed to bringing Artspace to Columbus, and we are working with the city to secure funding for this next step,” said GCAC President Bryan W. Knicely. “We look forward to moving ahead.”

Click here to download a copy of the final Artspace report.

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