09 May 2007

Artspace to Launch Artist Survey for Dance Place Arts and Housing Project - Public Meeting, Thursday, May 10th

This would be fabulous if it comes to fruition!

What: Dance Place has an opportunity to consider redeveloping its facility, along with adjacent property owners, into a multi-story complex by partnering with Artspace Projects, a national nonprofit developer of affordable space for the arts, and Epstein Financial Organization. The complex would house the Dance Place campus, low cost artist lofts, and market rate condominiums.

Artists from Washington and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend a public meeting at Dance Place that will formally launch an on-line survey of artists space needs in the Washington area. Refreshments will be provided. Without your input, and without your help in getting the word out about this survey, we can't make the project a reality.

When: Thursday, May 10th, 2007, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-7:00 Pre-meeting gathering; wine and cheese reception
7:00-8:00 Public meeting and Q & A
8:00-8:30 Creative exchange: networking and socializing

Where: Dance Place, 3225 8th Street, NE

Etc.: The survey, conducted by Artspace Projects of Minneapolis, a national nonprofit real estate developer for the arts, is an important step in a proposal to create a new mixed-use arts center in the Brookland neighborhood. Representatives from Artspace will be on hand to explain how the survey results will be used to shape the project concept and to answer questions from artists.

To sign up to be notified when the survey is live on-line, or to receive project email updates or to take the survey (beginning May 11th) go to: www.ArtspaceWashDC.org. If you have questions about the event, call Artspace and ask for Ezra: 612.333.9012 x0.

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