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For Arbor Lofts, Ironwood Management conducts a fair, objective selection process wherein applicants are qualified based on their commitment to their chosen creative artistic practice, their artistic accomplishments, and their financial need.
Eligible Artists: painters, sculptors, metal-smiths, and other creative entrepreneurs demonstrating a home-based component of their artistic practice, a willingness to participate in enlivening the project area, and financial need. Artists shall have exhibited publicly, been reviewed, or had an extensive education in the arts. An artist is distinguished from a hobbyist (or one who pursues art or craft as an avocation) by one or more of the following: having a body of creative work, having presented creative work publicly, having taught creative work, making a living from creative work. More guidelines for artists include:
Has presented his/her work to the public by means of exhibitions, publications, screenings, or by any other means appropriate to the nature of his/her work.
Devotes a reasonable proportion of his/her professional time as an artist to promoting or marketing his/her work, including but not limited to: seeking sponsorship, agent, or engagements, or similar activities appropriate to the nature of his/her work.
Receives or has received compensation for his/her work, including but not limited to: sales, fees, commissions, royalties, grants and awards, any of which may reasonably be included as professional or business income.
Has record of income or loss relevant to his/her work and appropriate to the span of his/her artistic career.
Has received professional training, either in an educational institution or from a practitioner or teacher recognized within their profession.
Has membership in a professional association appropriate to his/her artistic activity whose membership or categories of membership are limited under standards established by the association; or which is a trade union or is its equivalent appropriate to his/her artistic ability.
NOTE: Applicants do not have to meet all the criteria in order to be considered a professional artist; however, Ironwood Management will use the criteria as a guide to by which to make the determination of eligibility.
an artist statement and resume: describing your development as an artist and professional goals, including educational background, professional training, work experience directly related to arts-activity, public exhibitions and/performances, reviews, etc.
work samples/portfolio: documentation of a body of work appropriate to the particular art form, completed in the last 5 years, in the form of slides, videos, or printed matter.,
proof of income
completed Ironwood Management application
Allowable income ranges from 30% to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) for Los Angeles County. (Area Median Income [AMI] is the annual median income level for Los Angeles County, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.) At least 25% of income must come directly from artistic endeavors.
While each project has separate artistic requirements and financial limitations, all projects are subject to Federal, District and county fair housing regulations.
Ironwood Management will not discriminate against potential residents based on race, color, national origin, disability, familial status, religion, sex or source of income.
Applicants for Arbor Lofts must meet LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credits) income guidelines.
Applicants may be rejected based on negative previous landlord references, credit history, and criminal backgrounds. Acceptable credit generally means no serious negative items such as collection accounts, evictions, judgments, etc. Two or more established lines of good credit are preferred.
Application fees: if you are interested in renting a unit, you will need to complete a standard rental application (provided by our office) and submit the sum of $25 for each unmarried applicant, $30 for a married couple. The nonrefundable application fee must be cash, cashier’s check, or money order. If you are accepted, you will need to give us a deposit on the desired unit of $500.
Noise policies: Although the Arbor Loft units exist to encourage artistic production, we have chosen to restrict the uses to those activities that are quiet in nature. Specifically prohibited are activities that involve power tools or other equipment that generates any significant amount of noise. Playing of amplified musical equipment, recording live music and disc jockey activities are prohibited.
Pet policies: cats with proof of spaying or neutering are generally accepted with an additional deposit. Dogs under 30 lbs may be accepted with deposit. Rottweilers, Pitt Bulls, and Dobermans are disallowed under our insurance policy. Other pets will be considered on a case by case basis and may require an additional deposit.
This is a unique opportunity for artists: live/work low income housing in Lancaster, CA.
Be the true artist and still be close to Los Angeles (60 miles away). This is a perfect chance to develop and showcase your work.
1650 square feet units, 4 bedroom, 2 level townhouse style, for as low as $560 per unit (depending on income). Brand new construction, onsite indoor and outdoor galleries, and next door to the Lancaster Art Museum. An artist was consulted and these units were designed with artists in mind with lots of natural light, large windows, high ceilings, 220V electrical available in each unit, and ventilation systems,
We believe that artists are urban pioneers, and have created this project to help revitalize downtown Lancaster. We are also in development for restaurants and other retail along Lancaster Blvd.
We are looking for serious artists that want a space to work and live. Only 20 units now available. call 661.942.2600
Arbor Lofts started as an idea, and grew and grew. InSite Development took this idea and brought it to PSL Architects. We wanted to build units specifically for artists with amenities like gallery space, open floor plans, high ceilings, and lots of natural light.
The building is unique as it is one of the tallest buildings in Lancaster (great views!) and is going to be clad with architectural metal. The building also features aluminum frame windows and a unique courtyard gallery space.