LDBA is partnering with SPACEWORKS, a nonprofit organization created in 2011 to develop long-term, affordable rehearsal and visual art studios citywide. The organization is currently engaged in development that will create approximately 30,000 square feet of affordable work space for New York City artists over the next two years.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS.
Actively Practicing Visual Artists can Apply Now through July 31, 2014.
Three artists will be selected from an open lottery for an opportunity to rent affordable workspaces in a new renovated, multi-arts use facility.
Dedicated to equity and accessibility, Spaceworks does not curate the use of the space; visual artist renters will be selected by lottery process. To be eligible for the lottery, artists must complete an application to demonstrate an active artistic practice, as determined by an application including an artist statement, resume, and work samples. Applications selected by the lottery will be reviewed by an Intake Advisory Committee, comprised of artists and leaders from the field, who will help verify that an applicant has an active artistic practice. Artists selected will be eligible to sign a one-year rental agreement for a studio at the Williamsburgh branch. Renters in good standing after one year will have the option to renew. The artist studios at the Williamsburgh branch will range in size from 180 to 225 square feet. All studios are private with large windows, and artists will have access to a shared kitchenette. These studios will be rented to visual artists for $350 to 400 per month.
The even better news is, LDBA will rent a space in the Library as well, so this is our chance to “choose” our creative neighbors! The space is beautiful and light filled, so definitely don’t miss this opportunity!