Spaceworks builds and operates artist workspace across New York City.
We envision a New York City where access to space for expression is not a luxury, where the development of art spaces can serve and provide space for—rather than pricing out and uprooting—existing communities.
We work in partnership with artists, cultural workers, and creative entrepreneurs to create spaces where they can continue making art in their neighborhoods.
Freedom of Expression for All
We believe in people's fundamental right to culture and creativity.
Protecting Cultural Legacy
We believe that legacy and future can co-exist.
Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
We are making an effort to remove barriers to accessing cultural space. We recognize systemic racism and the impact of displacement caused by new real estate development. As part of our process, we have worked with BDAC/Ebony Noelle Golden, Purpose Productions, and The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB). We are currently in our 2nd year of Race Forward's Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab.
Communal Care & Transparency
We believe in engaging in open dialogue and communication as practices of co-creation.