Artspace Survey Examines Needs of Asheville Creatives


Center for Craft yarnbomb

Through March 26, Minneapolis-based Artspace Consulting is conducting a survey of Asheville’s creative community to quantify affordable housing and space options for the area’s makers. In partnership with the Center for Craft and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Arts Market Survey will inform the future development of the River Arts District and other parts of the city.

Individual artists and creatives are being polled on their needs for housing and studio/work space, while cultural organizations and businesses are encouraged to express requirements for work, programmatic, and commercial space. All participants who complete the survey can opt into a drawing for $250 in creative supplies.

“This is where the rubber meets the road,” says Center for Craft assistant director Mike Marcus. “It’s critical that everyone who considers themselves an artist, maker, musician, performer, designer, and/or ‘creative’ be counted, whether it’s their full-time pursuit or part-time passion.”

Funding for the Arts Market Survey is being provided by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, City of Asheville, Center for Craft, Ted and Senator Terry Van Duyn, Duke Energy Foundation, HomeTrust Bank, Dana and Jana Stonestreet, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Diamond Brand Gear.

The Arts Market Survey is available at Call 612-333-9012 or email Teri Deaver at for more info.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *