Based in the heart of Portland, Maine, SPACE is a nonprofit contemporary art center featuring visual arts, live music and performance, film, lectures, community events, and more. SPACE is an organization that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas. Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and categorydefying events. As a nexus for curious minds, we collaborate with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas. In 2015, SPACE bought the building that housed it, preserving 30 artist studios in downtown Portland, a collective printmaking studio Pickwick Independent Press. SPACE piloted an artist residency program out of one of these studios in 2016, bringing national artists to work and participate in conversation with the cultural community of Portland.
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit