With rent increasing in San Francisco, it can be difficult for creatives to find affordable studio space to work, making the Minnesota Street Project an ideal collaborative initiative that works towards providing accessible art ateliers to artists. The space is created using a remodelled collection of warehouses that offer cost-effective rent thanks to the light industry location.
The Minnesota Street Project is a self-contained service that is able to keep the rent of its studios low and affordable with a self-sustaining model. The program offers a variety of services that funnel the profits into providing rent controlled units for ten galleries and workspaces. The project helps to fund creative arts in the city, when prices to rent space are increasingly rising.