About Us

The resource for creative research exploring Arts, technology, and entrepreneurship.

The CREATE_space is an interdisciplinary resource for all Ohio University students, faculty and staff. Its use is for creative research exploring Arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The space is offered to undergraduates, entrepreneurs, honors tutorial college students, graduates, doctoral students, faculty and staff. It provides various resources, including consultations, training, select services, and equipment. The CREATE_space is supported by, and with strong participation from, the College of Fine Arts, its faculty, and student body.

Creative Engagement, Critical Discourse, & Contemporary Experimentation

Technology allows for new creative opportunities, connections, collaborations and discoveries. The CREATE_space is committed to enabling artists as they explore these new tools and advance their own works through this engagement. The role of technology in the arts poses new critical considerations related to power hierarchies, politics and economics. The CREATE_space is committed to advancing discourses that recognize the ways in which new forms impact both audiences and makers. We strive to be a center for both creative activity, as well as a resource for responsible analysis related to practice and presentation.

We provide an environment where creatives should feel free to participate, be provocative, ask questions, reflect, grow, succeed or fail. The space is a place where the creative spirit is celebrated and encouraged, and where learning happens in the active process of making work. Creativity is entrepreneurial by nature and is not constrained by tradition or discipline, but rather informed by it; so that entrepreneurship is an exploration of ideas, put to practice and tested across disciplinary domains. We strive to keep cumbersome procedures to a minimum, and let you focus on what’s important: Your creative research.
Facilities are made available for access after hours for patrons upon request, and those whom have scheduled space for academic classes or special events. Access beyond normal hours are limited to entry before 10pm; Putnam Hall doors are locked at 10pm -no exceptions. Unless otherwise scheduled, Summer Hours are TBD. Contact the Operations Coordinator, or refer to facilities schedules.
Our History:

The CREATE_space has a rich history spanning from conception in 2002, to founding in 2004, and its continued transformation today. We have graduated hundreds of MFAs, engaged with numerous national and international artists, and inspired countless others. Learn more about our history.



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Contact Us:

Weekdays, regular hours in person, or by email at ga@aesthetic.ohio.edu


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