What is Spaceworks?

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.

Our unique role as an cultural services and community development organization enables us to more deeply serve our mission by creating a participatory process for planning and programming.

Spaceworks was started as an initiative of the Department of Cultural Affairs; the organization incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2012.


How is Spaceworks funded?

Spaceworks receives public support for its projects from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as other institutional supporters. View a complete list of funders.


Does Spaceworks have live/work space?

No. Spaceworks does not currently offer live-work space.


Who can create with Spaceworks?

All NYC-based creatives are eligible to use our rehearsal spaces and inquire about renting a solo practice space. To access our rehearsal spaces, you’ll need to request your free Spaceworks Card, which will enable you to reserve space online and access a Spaceworks facility. All New York City residents are welcome to apply, regardless of citizenship.


What creative disciplines are supported?

Our facilities are designed for creative development across disciplines including dance, music, theater, visual art, and beyond. View our studio specifications here.

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