If you’re heading out to “Stay in New York,” Art F City’s affordable workspace conference, there’s no better time than now to catch up on the issues: artists kicked out of studios, community-building legislation, and whether artists can afford real-estate in New York. Not going? We’ve compiled a lengthy guide on the state of affordable workspace in New York City, with articles from Art F City and other online publications, professional and academic studies, and books to get you started on knowing the current state of affordable studio space in New York City. Some of these resources you may be familiar with. Others have been made publicly available here for the first time.
“We don’t have time to be fractured in our response to gentrification,” said Rachel LaForest of the Right to the City Alliance in the opening remarks. “We need more than solidarity, we need strategy-building and action.’’
As many of you in the art community know, there is a mega-show in Sunset Park opening to the common public. The show, titled “Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” presents itself as evidence of the resiliency of the New York’s artists and their communal solidarity in the face of Hurricane Sandy.