Thanks for Joining Us at Our Birthday Bash!
We collected really valuable feedback from the creative community regarding the potential Creative Incubator (including ideas for alternate labeling of the space: Incubator? Hub? Accelerator?).
You spoke, we listened. Overall, we heard that you'd like a myriad of different amenities and resources available, such as private studio space accessible 24/7, a caf� or coffee shop, makers space (for woodworking, glassblowing, weaving, painting, etc), open community gathering space, conference rooms with full tech capabilities, a music/recording studio, various digital and multimedia equipment, and exhibit and gallery space.
For the most part, we know you're not crazy about an over-commercialized or tightly structured space. Sleek, sterile, and modern "corporate" space was turned down in favor of raw, creative, and eclectic design. Many people also questioned the use of the space for events and public tours, instead seeking greater privacy and respect of the creative process. We were also met with some skepticism regarding the financial sustainability of such a space.
Other resources that creatives were talking about include critique
sessions for artists, performing arts practice or studio space,
classes and workshops, access to loans/venture capital, business
planning and development services, marketing and public relations
services, and regular collaborative meetings and social events.
We also heard that you have questions about how use of the space will be prioritized, how tenants will be selected, and how the organization will be most successful. These are all things we're seeking to tack down in the months to come, and as always, we'll keep you updated on the progress and planning of the space.
Have a comment, question, or additional feedback? Couldn't make it to the event but want to give your two cents? Email us.