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Facilities & Rental

Our House is Your House

Whether you’re hosting a film festival, a multi-venue theater festival, or a private event, we have a collaborative community approach to utilizing our building and it’s amazing location.

About the Building

It’s historic (actually, two historic buildings fused together), and so are we. It’s in Over-the-Rhine, a neighborhood full of art galleries, studios, and design firms—the type of community our graduates work and live in.

Our faculty took a lead role in designing the building, and they created an open, accessible environment that promotes interaction. The building reinforces core program values: It’s a place where individuals can cross boundaries, a place where a community can thrive.

  • LEED certification: Our building has won awards for its environmentally sensitive design. 
  • A state-of-the-art printmaking facility that combines traditional and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Three galleries for exhibitions by students and faculty.
  • Student studios for all third- and fourth-year students (and select second-year students).
  • 24/7 security
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SITE1212 is a center for community impact that reflects the dynamism and vibrancy of the AAC’s creative culture and fosters a creative community between students and neighborhood. It is an endlessly versatile, stand-alone space perfect for community events series, exhibitions, private events, and more.
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SITE1212 Statistics:
  • Total occupancy: 400
  • 6,000 sq ft
  • Garage bay openings: 15ft x 11ft
  • Ceiling height: 14ft
  • Renovated 2021, stand alone hvac, access to 220v power, non-gender specific restrooms, pantry kitchen w/ ice maker, 3-basin sink, handwashing station, 2- 8ft x 4ft mobile drink serving stations (bars). High visibility to 12th street and Jackson street, 100 amps of 110v of accessible power.

Rental Information

  • 6,000 sq ft ground floor event space with 3 glass garage bay openings
  • 28 total classrooms
  • 25 student studios
  • 90,000+ sq ft
  • 24/7 security, LEED certified renovated
  • 2005, nearby street car access, 59 student dedicated parking spots, 20 faculty/staff dedicated parking spots, 9 non-gender specific restrooms,
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