The deadline for a survey seeking input for an Artspace project in Dearborn has been extended to Feb. 1.
is a national nonprofit that works with communities to design
affordable housing and workspace for artists and arts and cultural
The survey is the second phase of the Artspace Dearborn
project and seeks to determine the interest level in designing an
Artspace development in the city and learn what kinds of artists and
businesses might locate to a place like this, one that could give an
economic and lifestyle enhancement to the city. The survey can be taken
by anyone, anywhere.
hope to hear from artists who say 'this could make a difference in my
life," says Teri Deaver, Artspace's director of consulting and new
to the survey, which was initially due Jan. 4, might have been lower
due to the holidays, she says, so the deadline was extended.
Dearborn, "the vision is to create a place for the art industry, small
businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups, arts organizations, cultural
organizations, architectural organizations...The vision is to offer not
only affordable housing but affordable space for the creative industry."
clearly is already interest from city officials, including the East
Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, as well as artists, art groups
and funders, Deaver says. The survey results will be used for a
recommendation to be presented to interested parties, probably around
May 10, she says.
"We try not to move forward unless we think there is a level of interest to make the project successful."
Often Artspace projects can be a draw for re-locaters.
have artists who left because there wasn't a place for them, and when
they hear about this it can encourage them to come back."
Source: Teri Deaver, director of consulting and new projects for ArtspaceWriter: Kim North Shine