When fully opened and filled, our 158,000 square foot building at 700 North Tryon Street, Uptown Charlotte, NC, will feature a inviting and engaging diverse nonresidential artist studios, arts-related nonprofit offices, theaters, music studios, dance studios, and indoor and outdoor event rental spaces.

Inline with our vision statement, VAPA will inspire the artists to cultivate an economic and culturally diverse experience that will transform the arts community of Charlotte.

“To Cultivate an accessible exhibition and creative work spaces to inspire and nurture the relationship between artists and the community.”

VAPA Creatives

VAPA Creatives receive, 24/7 key card access, basic fiber wifi connection, security camera monitoring, FREE Parking, access to the Blue Line Light Rail and membership in the VAPA Artist Community.

  • The VAPA Center ‘s waitlist has now closed.  Applicants will be notified of their status via email.
  • Please do not call to ask your position or if a space is available. You will be contacted when a space becomes open and you have been selected.



Rental Rates

Through an amazing collaborative effort, the VAPA Center is able to offer the creatives in our community affordable studio spaces.

The base rental rate for all our studios is $4.5 per square foot per year.

Studio leases are for 1 year and are renewable each year.

At the end of this application you will be asked to pay a $60 application fee to secure your commitment.

Social Contract Lease Addendum

As an arts collective, VAPA is committed to creating a thriving, inspired, and safe environment for artists to plan, create, exhibit, and perform various disciplines of art. 

We intend to do our best to ensure that every artist and every guest feels safe to create, explore and inspire one another without any negative or oppressive energy in our space.

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