Helping Artists Find Space Since 2001

Founded in 2001, with the support of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, ArtSpace-Cleveland is dedicated to helping artists find studio space to live and work in the city of Cleveland. The organization has a clear vision of how a viable artist community can is an economic generator.  ArtSpace-Cleveland receives inquiries from recent college graduates, artists wanting to relocate to an artist community, and artists that want affordable live/work space.

Live/Work Overlay Zoning District Ordinance

In 2001, Councilman Joe Cimperman and ArtSpace-Cleveland assisted the city of Cleveland to establish the city’s Live/Work Overlay Zoning Ordinance to  promote shared artist live/work activities in buildings formerly zoned industrial.  The St. Clair Superior area (East 18 to East 55) became the city’s first designated Live/Work Overlay District.  This designation created a significant change in a once blighted area into a thriving artist community.

The Founders


ArtSpace-Cleveland works in partnership with The Greater Cleveland Partnership, the St. Clair Superior CDC, Dominion East Ohio, the Cuyahoga Community Land Trust, COSE Arts Network and Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Sponsors include the city of Cleveland, Forest City