3S Artspace has received approximately $1.45m+ in cash and pledges, with another $125K+ in in-kind commitments. This brings us beyond the halfway mark in our total campaign goal of $2.2m.
On May 3, 2013, the Seacoast's first TEDx conference was hosted at 3S Artspace. The event was brought to the Seacoast by a group of influential community members.
In March 2013, 3S Artspace received a $100K grant from the Evan P. Karatzas Fund of the NHCF.
On February 21, 2013, 3S Artspace hosted a fundraiser at the 100 Club. We raised over $300K to help us toward our goal of starting construction this spring/early summer.
In December 2012, 3S Artspace received approval for a $20K grant from Kennebunk Savings Bank.
To date, the Thomas W. Haas Fund at the NHCF has supported 3S Artspace with over $320K -including a $250K gift to the campaign made in October 2012 and an additional $70K of operating support.
3S Artspace was awarded $250K in tax credits from the CDFA. We were the first non-profit in the Seacoast to complete the sales of the 2012/2013 allotment to 10-15 local NH businesses.
In June 2012, 3S Artspace opened a temporary gallery, Store Gallery. The gallery presented 9 exhibits from local and regional artists, and closed its doors at the end of April as we begin plans to start construction this summer.
During the summer of 2012, 3S Artspace launched an outdoor Loading Dock concert series, in partnership with The Wire. The focus was on truly excellent local and regional music and ran every other Friday evening throughout the course of the summer.
3S Artspace currently has 19 artists occupying the 2nd floor of 319 Vaughan St. in our 15 affordable studio spaces. The studios filled up immediately due to the low cost and limited space available in the area. We currently have a waiting list.
Instead of printing a vinyl banner with our logo, 3S Artspace provided a local artist, Peter Donovan, with a gigantic canvas on the front of our building to create a mural, giving 3S temporary signage and visibility.
To date, 3S has collaborated with other area non-profits such as African Burying Ground Committee, The Wire, Buoy Gallery, Currier Museum, Fort Point Theatre Channel out of Boston, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Arts in Reach, Strawbery Banke, and others to present innovative programming opportunities to the community.
In August of 2012 we launched a pilot program with Arts in Reach to provide one year of free studio space for a local teen.
3S Artspace, a 501c3 non-profit, is dedicated to presenting and supporting contemporary artists and their work in order to stimulate the artistic community and creatively engage and educate the public at large, while establishing a vital and accessible regional gathering space.