Project Open Artist Studio Opportunity in Salt Lake’s Guadalupe Neighborhood

Project Open Artist Studio Opportunity in Salt Lake’s Guadalupe Neighborhood

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, November 9, 2017—Craft Lake City®, in its partnership with local development and nonprofit organization, Giv Group will be curating 14 available studio art spaces at Project Open, Giv Group’s latest development built in Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe neighborhood, by selecting from the creative pool of Project Open residents who have applied for the studios.

The Project Open apartments, located at 355 North 500 West, are Giv Group’s recent addition to expand the arts to the west neighborhoods of Salt Lake City and add to the dynamic community. The listed monthly rental and caliber of the apartments will interest everyone despite background, profession or range of income, and, with the inclusion of on-site artist studios, will also allow for the addition of working creative types.

The studio spaces will range in size from 145 sq. ft. to 397 sq. ft. and will lease for $150 to $250 per month with some studio spaces being large enough for multiple artists to potentially occupy. Studio space sharing will depend on both space and artistic medium. This studio opportunity is for Project Open residents only, and, once selected for a space, will be an additional leasing opportunity that will coincide with a resident’s apartment lease for up to a year.

Craft Lake City will only be considering studio applications from approved residents moving into Project Open. Studio applications will be sent out by the leasing office upon becoming a resident of Project Open

Applicants will need to have the following items ready to complete their digital application:

  1. A PDF version of a current resume
  2. Five images of current work, in JPG, JPEG or PDF format, and, if available, a link that you would also like to include for a portfolio site, i.e., a personal website or Behance, or other online source that shows a relevant body of work, such as an Etsy shop
  3. A link to a 2-minute maximum video resume and statement of intent that has been uploaded to Youtube. The video DOES NOT need to be a professional recording and can be recorded using a phone. Your video should feature YOU, the applicant, addressing the six topics listed below:
    1. State your name and medium
    2. What value do you see in being among a community of other creatives?
    3. What does community mean to you and the success of your creativity?
    4. How would you be interested in creatively and artistically contributing to your neighborhood?
    5. What are the purposes and needs of the studio space you require, if your application is accepted?
    6. Anything else you would like for us to know?

Should applicants require any assistance with any components of the application, please contact Craft Lake City at (801) 906-8521 or, as we would be happy to help you! From converting your resume to a PDF or creating and uploading your video resume/statement of intent, we can help!

To speak with a Craft Lake City representative about the studio application and/or process, please contact the Craft Lake City office by phone (801) 906-8521 or email Studio application timeline and information will be sent to residents of Project Open with the application link.

Even if artists and future residents of Project Open choose not to apply for a studio space, the apartment units are still a fantastic chance for an affordable lifestyle near downtown Salt Lake. Project Open is cost neutral through 100% solar panel power and is within close proximity to sustainable and economical Frontrunner and Trax transportation options. Project Open has many benefits and amenities at the monthly cost that is feasible for independently working creatives and can expect many benefits.

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When applying for the Project Open residential units, applicants should expect to pay a $35 nonrefundable application fee and a $100 deposit to reserve specific units. It is Giv Group’s goal is to have all apartment units reserved with leases before the Thanksgiving holiday. Ribbon cutting ceremony is set for December 2017 with move-in beginning January 1, 2018. Project Open provides the centralized location, pet friendly accommodations and affordable living spaces desirable for any creative or maker within Utah.

Move-in dates for Project Open begin as early as January 1, 2018, and interested future residents of Project Open are able to pick up an application or contact the Project Open leasing office at (801) 916-5148, between Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by email at All questions and requests for more information on living at Project Open can also be answered by their leasing office.

About Craft Lake City:
Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity.  @craftlakecity

About Giv Group:
Giv Development lives to create sustainable, lasting, and innovative structures that reside well in their place. Every project we undertake serves as a testing ground for the company, and often the area, in new and emerging community design and building techniques. The company maintains at least a 1:1 ratio of community-benefit vs. traditional development projects and serves as a primary funding source for its sister non-profit, Giv Communities.