The mission of the ARTSHUB is to create a cultural center by supporting Portland’s rich artistic ecosystem.
Programs and services include below market rates for rehearsal, performance, and meeting space; shared administrative work space for individuals and organizations; and production services such as set construction, scenic painting, and professional technical support from design through performance. We prioritize artists and organizations that support ART’s values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and seek to provide a home for a diverse community of artists and audiences to take creative risks.
Why should the ArtsHub matter to Portland?
In the City of Portland’s 2018 report on affordable arts space in Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioner Nick Fish, and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly stated:
“Creative organizations, as well as people who practice their crafts here, are increasingly being priced out of the Portland market. The need for affordable performance space, rehearsal space…and office space must be addressed by the City of Portland, the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), and the greater arts community…Portland’s reputation as a creative hub is not inevitable. If we aren’t intentional in our actions, we risk losing the soul of our city.”