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Keeping space for you in Asheville.
Keeping space for you in Asheville.

Welcome Artists, Makers,
Performers & Creatives

Thanks for being here! The survey below is part of a plan to catalyze affordable space for living and working in Asheville for artists, makers, performers and creatives.

It's time for action. Take the survey to keep AVL creative.

Welcome artists, creatives, makers, performers, and leaders of cultural/creative organizations and businesses. Your voice is critical to the development of affordable spaces for living and working in Asheville.

It's survey time!

Take the survey that's right for you. Perhaps both?

survey Option #1

Individual Artists & Creatives

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The Individual Artist & Creatives survey is designed to assess the housing and studio/work space needs of artists and creatives. We are interested in the individual space needs of all self-identified artists and creatives who have a sincere commitment to an art, cultural practice or creative work in any and all forms.

If you consider your work to be a form of art or creative expression, then we probably will too!

Individuals need not make any income from their art or creative work, or pursue their practice full time. We consider individuals to have a commitment to their art or creative work if they have or are developing a body of work, have studied or are actively training in their art/creative work or cultural practice, have a desire to grow as an artist or work professionally in their creative field and/or are actively engaged in the creation and expression of their art.

* This survey is for research purposes only. Your private information will not be shared with other organizations. If you complete both surveys, your responses to each survey will be examined separately and the responses will not be connected in any way.

Survey Option #2

Arts/Cultural Organizations & Creative Businesses

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The Arts/Cultural Organizations & Creative Business survey is designed to assess the work/ programmatic/ commercial space needs of arts/cultural/creative sector organizations and businesses. We are interested in hearing from leaders of organizations about real estate/facility needs and challenges.

Arts/Cultural Organization examples include: 

  • Dance/theatre companies
  • Artist service organizations
  • Writers’ groups
  • Museums
  • Music/heritage/fringe festivals
  • Artist collectives/cooperatives
  • Choirs/choral groups
  • Historical societies
  • Woodworking guilds
  • Culture bearing and ethnic focused arts
  • Service organizations with arts programming
  • etc.

Creative Business examples include:

  • Makerspaces
  • Co-working spaces
  • Recording studios
  • Galleries
  • Art and craft retail
  • Artist studio collectives
  • Craft food and beverage manufacturers
  • Hair design studios
  • Film production companies
  • Architectural and graphic design firms
  • Musical instrument makers and manufacturers
  • Yoga studios
  • Digital game designers
  • Art supply stores
  • Bookstores
  • Cafes
  • Art classes/workshops
  • Photography studios
  • Casting offices
  • Toy makers
  • etc.

* This survey is for research purposes only. Your private information will not be shared with other organizations. If you complete both surveys, your responses to each survey will be examined separately and the responses will not be connected in any way.

Quick notes about taking the survey:

  • Should I take both surveys? No, if your circumstance is fully reflected in one of the survey descriptions. Yes, if you have different individual and business/organizational space needs.
  • Each survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • The survey(s) may be saved and completed over multiple sessions.
  • The survey(s) is best viewed on a computer, laptop, or other device with a large screen.
  • At the end of each survey, please click on the "Submit" button to ensure that your responses have been recorded.
Have more questions? See FAQ below
We greatly value your time and perspective! All survey participants are eligible to win $250 towards creative supplies of their choosing.

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FAQ

What are we doing?

We are working to create affordable artist housing and work space solutions in Asheville and we need your help!

Why do you need me?

Your voice is critical in helping us quantify the demand for space and prioritizing the types of spaces, features and amenities that will be considered for the project. Other local development efforts may also be inspired by the survey results.

How can I help?

TAKE THE SURVEY AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS! (Download media kit here) Click the survey link(s) above to take the survey(s) that pertains to you. Each survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and may be taken at separate times. Both are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or other device with a large screen. At the end of each survey, please click on the "Submit" button to ensure that your responses have been recorded. We greatly value your time and perspective!

Should I take both surveys?

No, if your circumstance is fully reflected in one of the survey descriptions. Yes, if you have different individual and business/organizational space needs.

Who is involved?

The Center for Craft and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are working in partnership with dozens of local arts and creative organizations, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, City of Asheville, UNC Asheville, and Artspace, a national nonprofit leader in developing affordable space solutions for artists and creatives. Please join us!

What’s the idea?

To create permanently affordable artist housing and studio/work space in a mixed-use arts development. The project could include space for creative sector organizations and businesses. For additional information and background, please read these FAQ questions or click HERE to view the preliminary feasibility report that Artspace published in August 2017.

Who is funding this?

The Arts Market Survey has been generously funded 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, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Diamond Brand Gear.

Need additional support?

If you are having difficulty taking the survey and need additional support, please contact Teri Deaver at Artspace: 
teri.deaver@artspace.org