APL_NY_091211

Spaceworks, initially supported by The Charles H. Revson Foundation and working with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, is a collaborative real estate intermediary that creates long-term and permanent studio and rehearsal space, and repurposes existing underutilized space, for use by artists. To address a critical shortage of affordable workspace for artists – a situation that threatens New York’s identity as an international cultural center—public buildings as well as privately held space will be transformed into affordable studio and rehearsal spaces. The goal of Spaceworks is to create a network of permanent rehearsal and studio facilities for the creative workforce, and develop a model that can be replicated nationally to support artists.