Cultivating Creative Communities

We know that strong communities like Tacoma are built on having rich opportunities for everyone. Opportunities for people to create and innovate, connect with their neighbors, and make the world a better place.

At Spaceworks, we create and unlock those opportunities by providing space, training, and resources. From the creative entrepreneurs and artists who dream big dreams, to the Tacoma residents and donors that love their city and want to see it thrive, we’re revitalizing the city one brilliant idea at a time, empowering the Tacoma community and creating lasting impact for a bright new future.

Our Mission 

Spaceworks supports Tacoma as a culturally vibrant and economically strong community through training and support for artists and creative entrepreneurs.

Our Values

Entrepreneurial Spirit, Innovation and Creativity, Diversity and Equity, Collaboration

Our Vision

Tacoma is well known regionally and nationally as a city with a vibrant creative culture. Impressive small business growth and jobs stem from smart, diverse, and passionate business owners whose creativity is nurtured by a strong support ecosystem. Tacoma-area community, business, and civic leaders recognize Spaceworks as an integral part of that ecosystem because of its high-quality programs and services, and its strong track record of incubating successful creative businesses

Our Programs 

Incubator

INCUBATOR cultivates innovative, creative businesses through training, workshops, one-to-one coaching,and peer-to-peer support. 

Artscapes

ARTSCAPES commissions artists to create temporary murals, installations, and exhibits that bring cultural vibrancy, and economic strength to Tacoma. While these projects may not be permanent, their effects are lasting.

Coworking

COWORKING activates long vacant properties for artists and entrepreneurs to launch, pivot, and grow.

Special Projects

SPECIAL PROJECTS opens short term space for extra-ordinary endeavors — from immersive performances, to pop-up stores and events, to something entirely new.

We can’t do it alone

Spaceworks is supported by a diverse array of sources, including local foundations and corporations, city and federal economic development dollars, and you. Donations from individuals to Spaceworks help entrepreneurs and artists turn their talents into public art projects, inspired businesses, and innovative ways for our community to grow.

Learn how you can support Spaceworks >>