Welcome to Greene Street Artists Cooperative (GSAC)


Located since 1992 in the historic Germantown area of Philadelphia, we are a multicultural community of artists who share a building that houses 17 living + studio units on a 1.5-acre lot. In addition to providing its members with a stable place to live and work, GSAC periodically hosts open studios, both independently and as part of Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST). Some of our members also present classes and workshops.

As defined by the International Cooperative Alliance, “…A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.”

Fitting that to a T, we welcome your interest in our ongoing venture and hope you will visit us during public events.

Mission Statement


Greene Street Artists Corporation was created as a model program by the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation with major funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts and other funders. The project was conceived as a way to stabilize and support the Philadelphia artist community by providing affordable and desirable live/work space owned by artists. The project took five years to realize and is successful because many individuals and institutions labored very hard to make it happen.

• The members of GSAC are dedicated to making the cooperative concept a successful model for future artists and institutions to follow.
• Cooperation through sensitivity, tolerance, sound judgment, and volunteer labor has been and will continue to be the key to our success.

2016 GSAC Board


President:Ronald Rumford
Secretary: Rachel Segal
Finance:Patrick Egan, Chair
Membership and Policy:Jay Thomson, Chair
Community Relations:Ife Nii Owoo
Maintenance:Jonathan Eckel, Chair

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