People and places that support creative enterprises
Looking to rent work space?
The Bindery Building (studio space, 708 Vandalia St.)
CoCreatz (coworking with hourly and monthly options). 2388 University Ave. W. (at Raymond Ave.).
Ivy League Place, 475 Cleveland Ave. No., an office building with spaces ranging from 500 s.f. to 5,000 s.f. Contact: Larry Ludeman, Ludeman Real Estate, Inc., 612-872-6999
Midway Commercial Building (studio and retail space), commonly called the Triangle Building and located at Franklin/280 on University Ave.
Universe Building, 2161 University Ave - affordable commercial rental property. Rents range from $162/month for a 130-square-foot space to $2665/month for 2132 square feet. Contact Tori at 612-385-9105 or by email: Tory@landbridge.eco.
Prior Works, 755 Prior Avenue. This is the current name of the Orton Midway Complex/American Can Building. Home of Can Can Wonderland, Black Stack Brewing, the St. Paul Tool Library, and many other businesses (studio space and more). Contact Thomas Lelich : Thomas Lelich
The Security Building (mostly office space, located at Raymond and University).
Update Company (mostly office with some industrial space in multiple locations throughout the Zone.)
Vandalia Tower (studio, retail and office space, Vandalia St. between University Ave. and I-94).
2388 University Ave W. Office spaces with an emphasis on healing arts professionals. Contact Bill Miller at 651-338-3269.
Minnesota Chemical building - The new owner of the Chemical Building (2285 Hampden Ave.) is looking to create an artist community. Studio space is available for $1/foot. The main floor will house a brewery, a potential distillery, and likely more retail. Free parking and access to outdoor space for events. Contact: Amy Reher 612-229-3873
Who can help me with my business or artistic endeavor?
COMPAS, located in the Creative Enterprise Zone, has been scheduling programs statewide for almost 50 years with participants of all ages at a wide variety of sites including schools, libraries, hospitals, older adult living facilities and many others. COMPAS has over 100 professional teaching artists who offer workshops, residencies and performances in a wide variety of art forms.
Neighborhood Development Center offers many services to help neighborhood entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations maximize their positive impact within their own communities
SpringBoard for the Arts helps artists with everything from professional development to health care. Here's links to some of their resources for artists:
Opportunities Guide for Artists — A list of resources for calls for work, artist opportunities, jobs, and other non-grant related resources.
Grant Calendar for Artists — A list of resources for grants and funding opportunities for artists. This is not a grant database, but a directory of actively updated grant calendars and resources available for finding grant opportunities and information.
Living here: a few of the larger residential building
Moorhouse Commons (apartments) south of Franklin near the Minneapolis city line. Read more on TwinCities.com.