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Artist Certification for JLWQA Lofts Individuals may legally live and work in JLWQA lofts by obtaining certification as an artist from the DCA.42 The application requires compliance with extensive rules, including the following: • Submission of proof demonstrating an artist’s serious commitment to his or her art form for at least five years; • Example of the artist’s work, which must be fine art and not commercial art; • Letters of recommendation; • Proof of at least two instances of public recognition, including a grant, an award or gallery show or other public exhibition; • A narrative statement explaining how the applicant’s art is created and why the artist requires a large space in which to work; and • A diagram of the space and proof of ownership or occupancy.

RELEVANT USES: ARTIST CERTIFICATION JLWQA Manufacturing & Wholesale Office Residential Retail

The process is a lengthy one that may take approximately three to six months to complete. DCA’s determination is made subjectively without a public hearing or an opportunity for the artist or the public to appear before the selection committee.43

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