Get on the Floor: A New Way to Rehearse at Spaceworks Williamsburg

August 8, 2018By Josh Rowe

Studio A at the Williamsburgh Library is my favorite Spaceworks rehearsal space. I love the windows, I love the fireplace, I love the history of the building, which is the first library Andrew Carnegie gifted New York City in 1903. When we renovated the 2nd floor, we chose to keep the natural hardwood floor in … Read More

Announcing the first Creative Economic Initiative cohort

July 11, 2018By Spaceworks

We are thrilled to announce the first cohort of our Creative Economic Initiative (CEI), which supports artists in offering income-generating classes and workshops in Spaceworks studios. Through this program, artists and cultural workers can use Spaceworks not only to pursue their own creative and cultural practices, but also to generate income by offering workshops and classes. … Read More

Our Summer RUSH Discount is here!

July 1, 2018By Lauren Soares

Our Summer RUSH discount is here! From now through August 31, 2018, save 50% on all reservations when you book space day-of. Also during this time, dancers have access to the $10/hour NYSCA rate all day every day, not just during off-peak times. We hope this supports you in continuing your creative practice this summer. Best, … Read More

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