Some examples of successful Community Access Rentals include: -One-time or recurring, off-peak* creative classes & workshops-Small-scale photography sessions and other creative projects-Auditions-Open rehearsals-Mission-driven staff retreats-Community meetings
Equity & InclusionOur community access program seeks to provide space for underrepresented communities. Do you have a project that represents the identities or cultural practices of your community? Do you have a project that amplifies the voices of your community?
Community VitalityWe are dedicated to operating spaces that reflect the needs of neighborhood residents. Does the rental request take a leadership role in community organizing, community development and/or community art-making? Successful rental requests are committed to providing platforms and resources for artists, cultural workers and neighborhood residents to connect, learn, share and engage with one another.
-Spaceworks is a shared working environment. Can the rental request exist in harmony with creatives working in our spaces?-Does the rental request activate underutilized, off-peak* times?-Is the proposed rental logistically possible given the limitations of the space, the resources and support available to the renter and the plan proposed?
Non-RehearsalThis is not the application for rehearsal space. If you're interested in rehearsal rentals, please submit your request for a free Spaceworks Card here: spaceworksnyc.org/card.
Communal Space-Spaceworks facilities are not staffed. Rentals that require Spaceworks staff presence will incur additional fees.-The communal spaces are shared with other creatives and renters. Renters are required to bring their own support staff and a responsible for cleaning and restoring the room after their rental.-Some rentals require more than one space to minimize impact on other people working in the space (for example: large auditions).
Off-Peak TimesRecurring Community Access Rentals are generally available during off-peak times only. *Peak hours: Weekdays 10am - 2pm & 6pm - 10pm; Weekends 10am - 8pm.
1) Review the evaluation criteria above2) Submit the form below and include as much information as possible. Answer 'n/a' or leave fields blank if not applicable.3) Create a Spaceworks Account using this link: https://spaceworksnyc.org/register