Staff Highlight: Anisha Steephen

March 4, 2019By Spaceworks

Anisha Steephen, Director of Real Estate, joined Spaceworks in December 2018. Anisha’s experience is focused in successful public-private partnerships that support investments and asset building in low-wealth communities to advance the growth of creative entrepreneurship, middle-skill jobs, and the development of affordable housing.

Spaceworks Seeks a Real Estate Development Project Manager

January 16, 2019By Spaceworks

Spaceworks is seeking a Real Estate Development Project Manager who will work on a variety of space development projects critical to Spaceworks’ growth from inception to construction completion. The projects may range from public-private partnerships, Spaceworks-developed spaces, and other one-time special projects. The position is full time (40 hours per week). Areas of Responsibility Manage … Read More

Opening Space in the South Bronx

January 14, 2019By Spaceworks

Through a partnership with Omni New York LLC, an affordable-housing developer, we are excited to open a mixed-use creative space in the Melrose area of the Bronx.

Thank you for your support! Here’s a look at 2019

January 2, 2019By Spaceworks

From all of us here at Spaceworks, thank you for supporting our work to build creative homes across New York City. Your response to our campaign has been tremendous, and we appreciate each and every one of you. If you have not yet made a contribution, it’s not too late to donate! We’ll need your generous support throughout … Read More

Helping artists find a creative home, close to home

December 21, 2018By Spaceworks

Sylvia was born in South Williamsburg and grew up visiting the Williamsburgh Library. She’s seen the neighborhood change, but it has always been her family’s home. Now, Sylvia makes quilts in her Spaceworks studio on the second floor of the Williamsburgh Library. “This is home,” she says. “This is part of where we belong.” Currently, … Read More

Years ago, Ilȇ de Palmares lost their practice space to rising rents…

December 11, 2018By Spaceworks

Several years ago, NYC-based capoeira group Ilȇ de Palmares lost their practice space due to rising rents. They needed a consistent space to hold classes in this Afro-Brazilian martial art form, which combines elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. They looked at many alternate venues, but nothing fit their budget. Aware of ever-increasing real estate … Read More

When artists have a space to call their own

December 4, 2018By Spaceworks

When artists in New York City have space to call their own, they thrive. For EB Rebel, this means writing songs in a quiet environment and collaborating with other artists. This year, she was able to complete her newest EP at her creative home: Spaceworks. We want to provide all 5,500+ members of our network … Read More