Selected links for resources on artist space rentals or ownership opportunities, with a focus on Massachusetts.
Skip to the end of the list for resources specific to North Adams, MA (home of MASS MoCA).
Originally built circa 1871 as a manufacturing facility for horse drawn carriages, 14 Cedar Street has been developed into sustainable, affordable workspaces for architects, designers, builders, artists and entrepreneurs. Sustainable remodeling practices were employed during the development of the property with the intention of making it a showcase for innovative renewable, efficiency, and load-reduction technology.
Art On No is located at 311 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. The 2nd floor has a gallery space and studios for 17 local artists, musicians, and performers. Art On No continues to be the largest group of artists under one roof in downtown Pittsfield.
A non-profit community craft studio promoting teaching, learning and the practice of all crafts. Affordable daytime space and equipment rental to local professional artists and businesspeople interested in having access to industrial-grade manufacturing equipment.
Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. exists to support contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by preserving and supporting the spaces in which they create, perform and exhibit their work.
Brickbottom was developed in the mid-eighties by a group of artists looking for affordable studio spaces in the Boston area. They converted an old bread factory into one of the largest buildings of live/work space for artists in the country.
CHAPA is a non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities in Massachusetts.
CAI promotes the creation of 3D and Multi-disciplinary Art with Artist Residency and Facility Sharing Programs designed to encourage and assist artists to realize new projects and ideas. In Acton, MA.
Dorchester Art Project provides a unique space for Boston based emerging artists, in the midst of the city’s largest and most dynamic neighborhood. DAP houses fourteen artists’ studios, a gallery, and a performance space.
Eastworks is a 500,000 square foot converted mill located in Easthampton at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.
Located at 379 Liberty Street in Rockland, MA the Et Wright Building was once an old shoe factory that now houses various art studios. The Et Wright Building is owned and operated by the 4th Floor Artists, who also own and operate the Sandpaper Factory. Spaces have a rustic and industrial feel that can accommodate various mediums. The ground floor offers a gallery space where your work can be displayed.
The Friends of Fenway Studios was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark building, and to raising awareness of this cultural treasure, as well as promoting the work of the artists who work in the Fenway Studios.
Joy Street Artists Studios, the newest artist building in Somerville, offers 52 non-residential work studios in a variety of sizes and shapes to 60 artists.
Mobius (est. 1977) is a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists.
A national database of artists spaces offers.
Open Square is an exciting new 685,000-square-foot mixed-use urban community on 8½ acres in the heart of Holyoke’s Historic Canal District. It offers distinctive, attractively priced space for offices, retail shops, light manufacturing, and artists and artisans, as well as future residential live/work lofts in a prime Western Massachusetts location.
Classified ads for artist space rentals, particularly in New York City, serving all disciplines.
The Sandpaper Factory, located at 83 East Water Street in Rockland, MA is a 120,000 square foot mill building that has been converted into multi-tenant creative spaces for rent or lease. Several spaces are available for immediate occupancy. Studio spaces start at 280 SF but larger studios and commercial spaces can also be accommodated. The four-story building is serviced by a freight elevator.
Studio residencies are provided for more than 60 artists in 2 former school buildings in historic Concord and neighboring Carlisle, MA.
A new project of Lawrence Community Works, the Union Crossing Artist Studios offer 28 loft-style work studios for artists and artisans. Tenants have access to a community classroom and gallery, common kitchen, fitness center, and free Wi-fi. The Union Crossing building is also home to the LCW’s Financial Stability Center, which offers a variety of financial education and asset-building services.
The Waltham Mills Artists Association comprises more than 70 artists working in a wide range of media who occupy studio space in two buildings of the ex-Waltham Cotton and Wool Factory in downtown Waltham, Mass.
The Washington Street Art Center in Somerville provides studio workspace for professional painters, photographers, and writers and serves as a community center. Founded by a cooperative of local artists the Art Center building houses 10 studios a darkroom a gallery and classroom space.
Wellspring House, located in the hills just east of the Berkshires, is open from April until December. Up to 5 writers and artists at a time are welcome for periods of a week to a month or longer. Residency fee applies. The House includes an extensive library and a meditation room.
Since opening day, Western Avenue Studios has become an integral part of the cultural life of the city of Lowell with more than 180 working artists.
Across the street from Monserrat College of Art, Zeitgeist studios are located in a refurbished historic building. Studio rental also allows access to exhibition opportunities at the on-site gallery.
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