The City of Austin, Austin Playhouse, and Artspace will launch the Artspace Market Survey of Artists, Arts Organizations, and Creative Sector Businesses with a public presentation by Artspace staff Stacey Michelson and Teri Deaver on October 30 at 6:30 p.m. at The Off-Center. The survey will be available online from October 30 through December 31, 2012. Artists, arts organizations, and for-profit creative sector businesses are all encouraged to complete the survey.
The purpose of the market survey will be two-fold. The information gathered will help inform the concept and design decisions for the 4-story, 35-40 unit artist live/work project planned in conjunction with the new Austin Playhouse at Mueller Town Center. The results of the survey will also identify Austin's specific creative sector space needs and requirements, which will be made available to local developers, building owners, and foundations interested in developing creative spaces. The City envisions that the survey data will provide valuable information for the planning of corridors, creative hubs, arts districts, and incubators.
Artspace Market Survey Launch
When: Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Off-Center (2211-A Hidalgo St.)
Take the survey online Oct. 30 - Dec. 31: www.artspaceaustinproject.org
Artspace in Austin
In June 2010, Artspace, a national leader in affordable space development for artists and arts organizations, was invited to Austin by Austin Playhouse to discuss their plans for development of a new theater. While in Austin, Artspace staff toured potential sites for an Austin Playhouse & Artspace development, conducted a number of focus groups, and held a public meeting attended by over 100 people.
The Artspace Feasibility Report for Austin, Texas, submitted after Artspace's visit, determined that Austin has the potential to support multiple Artspace artist live/work developments. Artspace will develop their first project above the Austin Playhouse complex at Mueller Town Center, next to the Austin Children's Museum.
Mueller Town Center is a planned 1.2 million square foot mixed-use lifestyle district in the heart of the Mueller development envisioned to be an active 24-hour, 365-day mix of commercial, civic, residential, recreational, and cultural offerings. Designed for the ease of the pedestrian, one will be able to stroll through the Artspace residences' art gallery on the rooftop terrace of Austin Playhouse, enjoy dinner or a drink in the full-service restaurant inside, as well as attend a performance at one of Austin Playhouse's two theatres.