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Congratulations are in order! If you have not already heard, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) received a $470,000 creative placemaking grant from ArtPlace for the Broadway Cultural Quarter initiative, of which the Broadway Arts Center is an anchor project, along with the California Institute of Arts. Out of 2,200 national applicants, only 47 grants were awarded, so this was a truly proud moment for the entire BAC team.

The overarching design for the Broadway Cultural Quarter will be developed by Pritzker prizewinner, Thom Mayne and Morphosis Architects. The design will link the Broadway Arts Center with a Downtown campus for the California Institute of Arts (CalArts).

All of the project partners are extremely excited about this grant award, which will help advance the entire initiative, including the development of affordable artist housing and creative space as part of the Broadway Arts Center.

Thanks for your continued interest and support. Keep an eye on your inbox or visit our Facebook page (CreativeSpaceLA) for the latest updates on this project.  Also, be sure to check out the ArtPlace award press release.

Thank you!
The BAC Project Team

Members of our Creative Community:

Artspace and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation are pleased to announce their recently formed partnership, bringing together two of the nation's leaders in the area of housing, to create the Broadway Arts Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Download the press release announcement

Additionally, we are happy to present to you the complete results from the Creative Space L.A. surveys for artists/individuals and organizations/businesses conducted in August through October 2011. The full arts market study was released in May 2012 at a public meeting at the Los Angeles Theatre Center where we discussed the significant findings from this study along with key findings from a project specific downtown housing/commercial market study. We also revealed how this all translates into space planning and what the partners are doing to make this project a reality. The meeting’s Power Point presentation is also included here.

Download the Broadway Arts Center prefeasibility report for Downtown Los Angeles released in August, 2011.

Stay tuned! If you would like to receive email updates about this project and have not already signed up, you can do so by using the email list sign-up on this page. 

Thank you!

The BAC Project Team

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Additional input is being provided by the City of L.A. Housing Department, Department of Building and Safety, Community Development Department, as well as The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter (AIA/LA).


Photos: left, William Wright; right, Robin Hill Photography