New Rochelle launches program to boost artist housing downtown

NEW ROCHELLE – The City of New Rochelle has launched an artist certification program to connect artists to live and work housing in the downtown Arts and Cultural District.

The new certification program, managed by the city’s Municipal Art Commission, establishes a process to determine the eligibility of an individual to live in designated live/work artist housing.

Artists who choose to be certified by the city will be given preference for designated artist live/work opportunities as they become available in the downtown, often at affordable rates, officials said.

“Connecting artists with the many live/work housing opportunities set to come online over the next few years is critical to supporting our vibrant arts community,” said the city’s Commissioner of Development, Luiz Aragon. “This new certification is the tool by which we ensure this happens.”



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