Affordable Artist Residences Coming to Brookland

By Editorial Team on March 24, 2011

Deadline: Sat, 02 July 2022

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Art Space Artist Housing Brookland on East City Art
Appartments and Studios currently under construction. Photo courtesy of Artspace.

Information Session: Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10am – 12noon

At Source-  1835 14th Street, NW

No RSVP needed to attend

These information sessions will provide attendees with the opportunity to ask questions about the application, approval process and Artist Selection Committee.  This session will give candidates insight into what life is like living in an Artspace project.  This session will allow candidates to meet with representatives from both Artspace Projects and Edgewood Management Company.


Dance Place and Artspace are partnering to create a $13 million arts campus in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC.   Artspace will break ground on 41 affordable live/work units for artists and their families along with gallery and studio space.

Artspace is assisting Dance Place,Washington, D.C.’s most prolific presenter of modern dance, to build a new performance and rehearsal space, an education center and administrative space.

To see the floor plans, click HERE.

The Grand Opening is scheduled for June 2011.

Art Space Artist Housing Brookland on East City Art
Renderings of the finished artist housing scheduled for Summer 2011. Photo courtesy of Artspace.

How does one qualify for an affordable housing unit?

Artpace follows all federal fair housing guidelines.  To qualify for a unit, your income must be at 60% of the DC metro area median income or below. The following charts provide guidelines:

Proposed Rents* :

Unit Size Number of Persons Allowed Per Unit Percentage of Area Median Income Gross Rent Utility


Total Tenant Paid Rent
Efficiency 1 person 60% $1,087 $117 $970
1 Bedroom 1-2 persons 60% $1,164 $153 $1,011
2 Bedroom 2-3 persons 60% $1,398 $193 $1,205

*Subject to change with published allowable limits.

2010 Maximum Income Limits* :

Percentage of Area Median Income 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons
60% $43,500 $49,680 $55,920 $62,000

*Subject to change with published allowable limits.

What is the definition of an artist to qualify for a unit?

Artist is defined as:

  • A person who works in, or is skilled in any of the fine arts, including but not limited to, painting, drawing, sculpture, book arts, printmaking, and mixed-media.
  • A person who creates imaginative works of aesthetic value, including but not limited to literature, poetry, photography, music composition, choreography, architecture, film and video.
  • A person who creates functional art, including but not limited to metal, textiles, paper, wood, ceramic, glass or plastic objects.
  • A performer or theatrical artist, including but not limited to, singers, dancers, musicians, actors, performance artists, costume, lighting, sound, and set designers.
  • In all art disciplines, a designer, technician, craftsperson, teacher or administrator who is dedicated to using their expertise within the community to support, promote, present, and/or teach and propagate their art form through events, activities, performances and classes.

For additional information or to download an application, click HERE.