Missouri State University

Opportunities for Artists and Designers

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A creative playground

From the student sculptor to the professional graphic designer, IDEA Commons is the perfect backdrop for any creative spirit:

  • With a mixture of new construction and renovated historic buildings, IDEA Commons can supply inspiration for your work!
  • Loft living in IDEA Commons will keep you in the hub of the artistic center of downtown Springfield.
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities with other tenants in IDEA Commons will allow you to brainstorm and share resources.
  • Many properties in IDEA Commons participate in Springfield’s First Friday Artwalk each month – promoting the creative environment and supporting local arts.
  • Outside of Artwalk, opportunities exist to showcase work at Brick City Art Gallery along with other downtown galleries.
  • Local design agencies partner with the Missouri State University’s art and design department to find the next generation of talent.
  • Many spaces are available within the district of IDEA Commons to set up your studio or gallery!