Art factories (cultural breeding places) are locations where various forms of creativity, crafts and meetings converge. These buildings house a range of artistic studios, craft workplaces, artist in residencies and – in some cases – hip clubs, bars and restaurants. Basically, they are a melting pot of artists in many disciplines, craftsmen and women, and cultural businesses. They give rise to well-known artists as well as medium to large creative businesses. Many of the companies remain small, but together with a range of multitalented counterparts, they can attract and complete large assignments through their multidisciplinary networks.
These art factories benefit from affordable space enabling them to flourish. Real estate developers, who stand to benefit from the added value of creativity in their projects, can set aside floor area (500 - 5000 m2) for such breeding places in their plans. They can be established anywhere in the AMA.