CulturalDC and Hamiltonian Artists Announce Subsidized Live/Work Units for DC Artists in U Street/Shaw Neighborhood

By Editorial Team on July 13, 2016

CulturalDC and Hamiltonian Artists announce brand new live-work spaces for artists in DC. In collaboration with CulturalDC, H-Space is a new initiative from Hamiltonian Artists that establishes subsidized space for artists in the heart of the U Street-Shaw neighborhood. Three brand-new, live-work units provide much-needed homes for working artists in one of DC’s most prominent cultural corridors. In addition, a 700 square-foot ground-level, multidisciplinary start-up space for arts organizations and creative entrepreneurs offers a platform to engage the community through short-term projects.

Artist studio in the Gateway Arts District. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.
Artist studio in the Gateway Arts District. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

In designating and reactivating urban spaces for DC’s arts community, H-Space solidifies the valuable role of artists in neighborhood growth and vitality. The initiative broadens our capability to grow and sustain a dynamic community of innovative artists and creative leaders while integrating more contemporary art and bold creative endeavors into the cultural fabric of this rapidly developing city.

H-Space’s subsidized live-work units are available to artists and creatives. Selection of finalists from qualified applicant pool will be done by lottery. For full details on eligibility and process, click here.

Applications accepted through the online form at

Applications accepted (online only): July 7 – July 31
Open House: July 23, 2016, 1-3pm
Application deadline: Sunday, July 31 at 11:59PM
Notifications: by August 8
Earliest move-in: August 15

(via CulturalDC and Hamiltonian. Photo courtesy of CulturalDC and Hamiltonian.)