SpaceFinder Connecticut increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the state. Venues can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while creatives can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by nonprofit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder Connecticut is free to list or search for space.
SpaceFinder Connecticut publicly launched starting with venue outreach in Fairfield County and is expanding across the State through community partnerships with regional arts councils.
Additional SpaceFinder sites powered by Fractured Atlas can also be found in cultural hubs across North America.
For artists, the process of finding available and affordable work space is frustrating and inefficient. Meanwhile many spaces are tragically underutilized, even as rental revenue continues to be critical for sustainability of creative venues. SpaceFinder is an innovative solution for both artists and creative venues.
For cultural policy-makers the decision making process around building projects, subsidizing venues, or re-purposing space for cultural use often presents a serious challenge. The data collected through SpaceFinder about where spaces are and what artists are looking for can help cultural policy-makers make more informed decisions.
SpaceFinder was brought to Connecticut through the local leadership of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.
The SpaceFinder program was made possible through the generous support of:
The Kresge Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Theater Subdistrict Council, New York State Council on the Arts.