240 E 153rd Street, Bronx

Nearest Subways
2 Subway subway 4 Subway subway 5 Subway subway 149 St - Grand Concourse (no elevator)
2 Subway subway 5 Subway subway 3rd Ave - 149 St

Building facade of Spaceworks Bronx facility. The awning reads 240 E 153RD.

 

15 Solo Practice Art Studios
1 Community Project Space
1 Exhibition Space

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.

This project builds on a 3 year engagement process of learning and listening to the needs of local Bronx creatives and cultural workers. In continuing our collaboration with our Bronx-based partners, this space will serve as a creative home where local artists can expand their creative and cultural practices and grow their community initiatives.

Says Raul R. Rivera, Spaceworks' Bronx-based Community & Engagement Manager, "It's rewarding to see relationships grow, from artists working hard to find space, to building space, to working with artists operating their own studios in their own communities.” Read the press release>>

What is a Solo Practice Art Studio?

Our solo practice studios are available to rent on a month-to-month basis. They are ideal for visual artists, filmmakers, writers, graphic designers, creative entrepreneurs, cultural organizations, and others looking for space to grow their practice long-term. The Bronx studios have been filled through a 3 year engagement process with our Bronx partners.

Project Overview

Park Avenue Green is an affordable housing project developed by OMNI that features 107 newly constructed residential units. The building was constructed through the Extremely Low & Low-Income Affordability program (ELLA) of the New York City Housing Development Corporation and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Through a partnership with OMNI, Spaceworks is operating a mixed-use creative arts space on the ground floor of the development, featuring 15 art studios, an exhibition space, and community project space.

Community Engagement

This project builds on a 3 year engagement process of learning and listening to the needs of local Bronx creatives and cultural workers. Led by Raul R. Rivera, Spaceworks' Community & Engagement Manager, engagement methods included grassroots efforts such as on-the-ground outreach with local businesses, organizations and residents, meetings with individual artists, and larger focus groups. In continuing our collaboration with our Bronx-based partners, this space will serve as a creative home where local artists can expand their creative and cultural practices and grow their community initiatives.