Creator Square

An Artisan Residency in an Industrial Town

Creator Square is an innovative artisan residency program located in the heart of Johnstown, PA, an authentic historical manufacturing town that is becoming a center of excellence for craftspeople, small batch manufacturers, and other creative industries. Creator Square is housed in the renovated Parkview Building which has been adapted into a community gallery, maker space, and artisan studio facility. 

Emerging and mid-career leaders in the local and national craft business community can apply to be chosen for residencies lasting up to two years in duration. The residency is designed to connect the dots between the region’s manufacturing heritage and contemporary advances in small batch manufacturing and maker space innovation.

Call For APPLICATIONs for 2020-2021

Creator Square will offer its first Call for Applications for 2020-2021 Artisan Residencies at the Parkview Building. For a modest monthly fee, the Residency offers generous private studios, a variety of tools and resources including 3D printers, CNC routers, and other technologies within a shared artisan community building. Costs can be offset by teaching opportunities and sales on site and in a local gallery. Free training and materials are also available.


Creator Square is the keystone connecting Johnstown's creative community, industrial infrastructure, and entrepreneurial activity by establishing a focal presence in downtown's Central Park.”

How It Works

Creator Square Artisan Residents enjoy low-cost, purpose-built studios in a micro-community building with dedicated and shared production space and equipment, donated materials, teaching opportunities, and sales promotion and advice. Each residency is designed to last up to two years and comes with use of $100,000 of on-site fabrication equipment and the resources of Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center. Applicants will be reviewed by an Advisory Committee jury that includes nationally known experts in a variety of disciplines including metal arts, ceramics, wood, and glass. Candidates who demonstrate artistic promise and an interest in working outside of traditional art world environments will be strongly considered.


Executive Director

Paul Rosenblatt

Advisory Committee

John Augustine, Johnstown Career Technology Center

Nina Barbuto, Assemble

Kerry Brown, Radiologist

Wally Burlack, Johnstown Vision 2025

Kim Fox, Artist Craftsperson

Don Hall, Centennial Finance

Jon Hoffman, Developer

Katie Kinka, Cambria County Planning

Maia Leppo, Metalsmith / Jeweler

Elsa Limbach, Choreographer / Dancer

Jim Loncella, JWF Defense Systems

Carin Mincemoyer, Artist

Adam Nye, Winchester Thurston School

Jerry Okoko, Economic Consultant

Ethen Stewart, 814 Worx

Brett Yasko, Graphic Designer




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