Creative & community space for New Yorkers.


Established in 2011, Spaceworks is a nonprofit cultural community development organization dedicated to expanding the supply of subsidized rehearsal, studio and community space for New Yorkers. We do this in collaboration with artists, partners and neighborhood residents.


Mission, Vision and Values


Call: 718.408.8755


540 President St. Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY 11215


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Risa Shoup, Executive Director

Preeti Sodhi, Project Director

Ariel Phillips, Director of Development

Josh Rowe, Operations Manager

Raul Rivera, Community Organizer

Lauren Soares, Communications Manager

Tanisha Christie, Artist-in-Residence

Kai Walkes, Administrative Assistant

Jacqueline Dugal, Artist Services Associate

Dionna PridGeon, Operations and Project Development Intern



Pamela Wasserstein, Chair I CEO, New York Media

Kimberly Holden, Vice Chair I Architect

Gary Hattem, Treasurer I Philanthropy and Social Finance Adviser

Xaviera Simmons, Secretary I Visual and Performing Artist, Xaviera Simmons Studio

Terry Fassburg, Consultant, Public Relations & Marketing

David Koren, President, SHIFT Living I Executive Director, FIGMENT Project

Joshua Sirefman, Chief Development Officer, Sidewalk Labs

Sergio Bessa, Director of Curatorial and Education Programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Andrew Uriarte, Assistant Dean for External Affairs, NYU Tisch

Joe Daniels, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company



Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Alicia Glen, NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development

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