Low-cost artist workspace. Making NYC more affordable so creativity can thrive.


Established in 2011, Spaceworks is a nonprofit cultural community development organization dedicated to expanding the supply of long-term, affordable rehearsal and studio space for artists working in New York City.


Spaceworks provides artists with the workspace that they need to make their practice possible. We believe this strengthens the cultural landscape of the city, making it a more affordable place for artists to work and live.



Paul Parkhill

Executive Director

Colleen J. Ross

Director of Communications & Outreach

Preeti Sodhi

Project Manager

Josh Rowe

Operations Manager

Benjamin Wigler

Artist Services Manager


Pamela Wasserstein, Chair

Co-Chair and Head of Strategy, New York Magazine

Matthew Blesso, Vice Chair

President, Blesso Properties

Gary Hattem, Treasurer

President, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

Xaviera Simmons, Secretary

Visual and Performing Artist, Xaviera Simmons Studio

Terry Fassburg

Consultant, Public Relations & Marketing

Thelma Golden

Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem

David Koren

Executive Director, Figment & Vice President of Business Development & Marketing, ESI Design

Charles Renfro

Partner, Diller, Scofidio & Renfro

Joshua Sirefman

President, Sirefman Ventures


Tom Finkelpearl

Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Alicia Glen

NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development

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