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Survey to Determine Space Needs for Creative Activity

Survey to Determine Space Needs for Creative Activity
Dec. 4, 2014
Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

Survey Launched to Determine Space Needs for
Area Artists, Arts Organizations and Creative Businesses

Tacoma, Wash. – The City of Tacoma, in partnership with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and Artspace Projects, has launched a comprehensive online artist market survey that will help the City and local developers understand the needs of the creative community in Tacoma. 

“Space for creative activity is an important ingredient for flourishing neighborhoods and cities,” said Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride. “The arts are key to Tacoma’s innovative and authentic nature.  This survey will ensure that we include the voices and needs of the people who bring talent and innovation to our community as we move into the next phases of growth and development.”  

Funded by JPMorgan Chase, this survey will be available at creativespacetacoma.org now through Feb. 9, 2015. Survey results will be shared with local developers and creative space providers like Spaceworks to help them make decisions that best benefit creative use within existing and future developments.  

The survey is being conducted by Artspace, the nations’ leading non-profit developer of affordable artists’ live/work spaces. Artspace has been hailed by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation and others as an inspiration for the emergent creative placemaking movement. For more than 30 years, Artspace has brought its expertise to more than 200 cultural facility planning efforts from coast to coast.