The mission statement goes like this: to bring art and creativity to Olive Street; to make it a desination alongside Lakewood Theater: to support the theater and its people: and to be an ongoing self-sustaining project.
So how is that done? The hope is that by giving folks the space to create, that they will give back. The goal is that there will be no rent, but through personal revenue generated by individual artists [actual art, gigs, and/or lessons] things such as electric bills, taxes, insurance, and water association fees will be paid. Through individuals donating their time and skill, gardens will be tended, buildings will be painted, grass will be mowed. [and all residences will have things like beautiful pottery, wooden tables, stunning paintings... all by local artists and a few friendly bees]
It has been put before me that I may be a little too optimistic, and I should also look into crowdfunding