The Artist Plan for the Torpedo Factory

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA) is charting a new course for our art center with a detailed business plan that presents a compelling vision for a sustainable future. The City of Alexandria is committed to the Torpedo Factory, which will continue to be a major draw for visitors from all over the world and a cornerstone to the local creative economy. To that end, the City will be managing the building in a temporary capacity to afford adequate time to create a well-thought out governance structure. The TFAA has been leading the creation of that structure by capitalizing on 42 years of experience in building an active and engaged community, within our walls and beyond. The TFAA’s plan maintains the important focus on working artists, open studios while strengthening the connection between artists, visitors, and the Alexandria community. The details put forward in this plan seek to maximize the visitor experience and the opportunities for artists to innovate and grow their businesses. Please click on the links below to see how the Torpedo Factory will rise to meet the challenges of the next 40 years.

The TFAA Plan

TFAA Plan Fact Sheet

New! Additional TFAA Campaign Info


How you can help:

Contact city government officials to let them know what you want to see for the future of the arts in the City of Alexandria. Help us guarantee that artists have a central voice in the creation of a new plan for the Torpedo Factory. You can write a letter or email to Alexandria City Council members, or email them using the link below!

To mail a letter to the City Council, use the following address: Alexandria City Council; 301 King St #2300, Alexandria, VA 22314

*This link directs to a public comment page where you can send an email to the Mayor and City Council directly

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