Mission

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.

Harriet Gould
Bill Gould

The Founders

ArtSpace-Cleveland works in partnership with The Greater Cleveland Partnership, the St. Clair Superior CDC, Dominion East Ohio, and Campus District, Inc. Sponsors include the City of Cleveland, Forest City.