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In Progress. Coming Soon.

Fractured Atlas is currently in the data and outreach coordination phase for SpaceFinder Michigan. To get a glimpse of the future for this free matchmaking service, check out our other state-wide SpaceFinder sites such as SpaceFinder Mass and SpaceFinder Minnesota. Additional SpaceFinder sites powered by Fractured Atlas can also be found in cultural hubs across North America.

What

SpaceFinder aims to increase the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the state of Michigan. 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 Michigan is free to list or search for space.

Where

SpaceFinder Michigan was built as a tool to serve the entire state while recognizing that particular cultural hubs in various regions will have unique needs. Cultural and civic leaders in each locality within Michigan will play an important part in building this resource to best suit each city and town.

Why

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.

How

SpaceFinder Michigan is made possible through initial funding from the Sustain Arts / Southeast Michigan project.

Fractured Atlas is deeply grateful to the following funders whose leadership support has made the SpaceFinder program possible: 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.

For additional info about SpaceFinder Michigan, please contact:

michigan@spacefinder.org or 888.692.7878 X228