Arts and Crafts Centers generate a large amount of
Table 7 - 2 DOD Space Authorization for Arts and
activity. The authorized minimum requirements for each
installation is one multi-type center. However, the Arts
Area (Gross SF)
and Crafts Center can be consolidated successfully with
a larger Community Activity Center complex which offers
a wide range of leisure activities. Libraries, theaters, rec-
reation centers and snack bars can be mutually support-
ive with arts and crafts facilities and in attracting users.
ation, and service activities, facilitates public transporta-
tion and access for service vehicles as well as users.
Shared space potentials exist with theatre (stage work-
shop), library and recreation functions (meeting spaces),
and materials supply and checkout for all CAC activities.
If the arts and crafts user population is too large to be
served by a single center, several small local centers
may be appropriate.
Arts and Crafts Centers are typically divided into four
basic functional areas, the woodworking shop, multi-pur-
Military population consists of military strength plus 70% of
pose arts and crafts, photography studio, and util-
the dependent population.
ity/service areas. In addition, offices for the Arts and
Accommodate in other facilities.
Crafts Program administration need to be provided.
The Arts and Crafts Center attracts a diversified cross
Table 7 - 3 Recommended Space Allocation for Arts
section of the installation community with correspondingly
and Crafts Centers
diverse needs. For example, woodworking is popular
Size (Gross SF) based on Military Population
among military and retired personnel, while photography
20,001 - 25,000
attracts younger enlisted men. Transient personnel,
unlike permanent post personnel, normally use the
General Arts and Crafts
center sporadically for short term projects. The patterns
Handcrafted Pottery and Ceramics
of use may change with time. Programs and facilities
must be adjustable to accommodate these varying and
Drawing and Painting
diverse user needs.
Jewelry and Art Metal
Weaving, Textiles, and Handicrafts
Other Spaces or Activities
Woodwork and Repair
Total Arts and Crafts Center
The allocation of space for specific arts and crafts activities
may be adjusted according to need as long as the total
allocation does not exceed the authorized amount.
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