Meet Our New Team Member, Dionna PridGeon

June 8, 2018By Spaceworks

Can everyone help us give a big Spaceworks Community welcome to our newest team member working in Operations and Project Development, Dionna PridGeon?! She’s been a huge part of our family and Squad for quite some time. Now, it’s even more official! WELCOME, Dionna! ? We are beyond glad to have you on the team. … Read More

Meet Our New Partner, Nfinit Foundation Arts

June 1, 2018By Spaceworks

Nfinit’s ethos centers the nurturing of artist process through the practice of love, care and community. Nfinit Vision: As a result of the challenging circumstances in which we find ourselves in the world today as artists and creatives of color, sustainability in a practical sense is key, however so are philosophical perspectives; what does it mean to … Read More

New York Music Month Returns – June 2018

May 17, 2018By Lauren Soares

New York Music Month is upon us! Thanks to an initiative from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, music-makers rehearse for free this June at our 20 studios as part of the official celebration of New York City’s music sector. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a beginner looking for practice space, you have access to up to … Read More

Meet Our Newest Teammates, Tanisha Christie and Ariel Phillips!

April 21, 2018By Lauren Soares

We’re honored to welcome Tanisha Christie, Artist-in-Residence, and Ariel Phillips, Director of Development, to two brand new positions on our team. Tanisha Christie (she/her), Artist-in-Residence “Born in New York City and the daughter of Afro-Panamanians, I look forward to being part of the Spaceworks team. After years of working at the nexus of arts, healing and … Read More

What does community mean to you? Reflecting on Calling The Circle

April 4, 2018By Lauren Soares

Hi friend, Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout my career as an urban planner, his teachings have reminded me of the importance of rooting my work in practices of social justice and racial equity. It’s important that we don’t shy away from tough questions and … Read More

What do you consider an affordable price for rehearsal space?

March 12, 2018By Preeti Sodhi

Hi friend, We at Spaceworks are making a conscious decision to utilize the term “subsidized” instead of ‘affordable” to characterize our space offerings to artists, residents, and cultural workers. Why? This decision stems from our understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all definition for what rental rates are affordable. We strongly value feedback from our community, … Read More

What resources do you need in order to thrive?

March 6, 2018By Lauren Soares

Hi friend, I want to start my message to you with a quote by Native American spiritual leader and chief Sitting Bull: “Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.” Perhaps you have spent time this winter … Read More

Meet Sarita, our Project Development Intern

February 20, 2018By Spaceworks

We sat down with Sarita Rupan, our Project Development Intern, to talk about her experience at Spaceworks and her plans for the future. Hello, Sarita! We’re so glad you joined our team. What made you want to work at Spaceworks? Spaceworks’ work aligns with my interests. Being a recent graduate, working here has provided me … Read More

Open Call: Join Squad, Our Leadership Network

December 1, 2017By Spaceworks

Squad is a leadership network bringing the Spaceworks community closer together to cultivate inclusive, member-led working environments for creatives and makers at Spaceworks. As a Squad member, you’ll help to support, shape and influence our facilities based on our values, culture and community. You’ll also serve as an ambassador for our organization, helping to spread … Read More

Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement and The Muse: Amplifying the Voices and Experiences of Bronx Latinx Women

November 12, 2017By Spaceworks

Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement, and The Muse was created by Peggy Robles-Alvarado as part of the Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist Grant, which aims to enhance connections between artists and communities in the Bronx. The project began as a free four week workshop series for female writers with guest facilitators Shihan Candy Warixi Soto, Manuela Majestic Faith … Read More