Strategic Focus : Cultural Stewardship : Creative Center for the Arts
The Creative Center for the Arts (CCA) builds on the space needs of at least 15 arts organizations and creates a place for sharing production space, staffing and back office functions. It provides shared purchasing and back office services for the entire arts and culture ecosystem of the Valley to reduce overhead, foster sustainability, build collaborations and seed development of intercultural and multidisciplinary offerings.
Creative Center for the Arts Goals
Progress to Date: Through extensive discussions and letters of intent with local arts organizations, 1stACT has identified 16 partners to participate in the CCA project as resident organizations. Five organizations will serve as anchor tenants. Additional organizations and artists will be able to participate through available services such as rehearsal and studio space rental. 1stACT has identified two possible sites for the CCA. Our preferred site is in Martha Gardens on the southern edge our downtown SoFA Arts District. The secondary site is in Japantown, on the northern edge of the urban core. Both areas are already home to several arts groups operating in a mix of old cannery and warehouse buildings. Site plans for the privately owned Martha Gardens site and the city-owned Japantown site are available upon request.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please direct your inquiry to Brendan Rawson, Director of Cultural Participation at email@example.com