Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts is expected to see growth due to a proposed extension of the MBTA's Green Line. In anticipation, the Somerville Arts Council has worked with the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development to create zoning that compliments that growth while providing incentives for arts-related development.
The Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources has put together a one-stop-shop Commonwealth Energy Resource Teams website to help businesses with a wide variety of energy challenges.
The City of Malden is hosting an open house at Irving Street Studios, its first Artists-in-Residence Project, this Thursday June 25 at 5:00.
MetLife Foundation, Ford Foundation and LINC have released an RFP for "SPACE FOR CHANGE: Building Community Through Innovative Art Spaces".
Five grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 will be awarded nationally. Deadline is August 24th. For more information, go to: http://www.lincnet.net/artist-space/metlife-innovative-space-awards
From the RFP website:
A note from the BRA Artist Space Initiative:
3 artist live/work units are proposed on Terrace Street in Mission Hill. The site is less than two blocks from an Orange Line subway stop and is close to MassArt, the MFA, Northeastern, Roxbury Community College and other artist uses in the immediate neighborhood. These live/work units will be sold at very reasonable prices. The nonprofit developer needs to know more about the demand from artists for the units before proceeding with construction.
Spring has finally sprung and has brought with it some exciting opportunities to purchase or rent your very own creative space! Check out the ads below for upcoming Open Houses at Gorse Mill Studios (work only condos) and Renaissance Lofts (live/work condos), and updates at Western Avenue Lofts and Irving Street Studios.
And don’t forget that there are many Open Studios taking place across the Commonwealth in April and May. Get out and enjoy the weather!
Gorse Mill Studios is hosting an Open House on Friday, May 1st from 6pm-9pm. Housed in an historic mill building, the Gorse Mill Studios includes 33 work-only studio condominiums and a gallery. 60% of the studios have been sold and artists are moving in! More detailed info is below, and you can read more about Gorse Mill Studios at Boston.com.
Renaissance Lofts in Marlborough is hosting an Open House this Sunday, April 26th, from 12pm-3pm.
Artistlink has been assisting in the development of this large artist project in Marlborough. This is a great opportunity for artists looking for a lot of space at a reasonable price. Find out more at www.rlofts.com.
Here's the ad:
Read about an interesting model of artist housing and built-in artist programming at Where, a blog focused on urban design, city life and architecture.