New York Works: NYCEDC and DCLA Announce 50,000 Square Feet of Artist Workspace at Brooklyn Army Terminal

ArtBuilt Brooklyn Will Bring New Subdivided Artist Studios and Affordable Workspace to Sunset Park

New Space Marks Major Progress for Mayor de Blasio’s AREA Initiative, Furthers Administration’s Efforts to Create 10,000 Good Creative and Cultural Jobs

BROOKLYN, NY—New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) today announced the creation of 50,000 square feet of artist studios and workspace for art-based businesses at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. ArtBuilt Brooklyn, a nonprofit arts organization, will bring subdivided, affordable artist workspace to Sunset Park as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Affordable Real Estate for Artists (AREA) initative, building on the Administration’s efforts to create 10,000 good jobs by supporting the city’s creative and cultural sectors.

ArtBuilt Brooklyn will support artists and art-based businesses, including fine artists, woodworkers, and theatrical set designer/builders, among others. The project will support up to fifty tenants with space and long-term leases. Renovation work is already underway, with an anticipated opening in late 2017.

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