The small Arms Society
The individuals making up this creative class have a different set of values, work ethic, and understanding of collaboration across traditional lines. The importance of bringing together culture, science, heritage, and arts into one facility in flexible use space cannot be overstated. Such spaces are rare just as factories were rare at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
The plans for the small arms building include artists living at the facility, this is an important aspect of the plan as it brings the building alive 24 hours a day seven days a week. The artists living at the facility have a double obligation to the community both as productive artists and as stewards of the building. Besides paying rent, producing artwork at the building and displaying their work in the flexible use spaces, the artists in residence bring the building alive.