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Bridge Space: Low-Cost Artist Studio Rentals

Applications are now open for BRIClab: Bridge Space, a unique iteration of BRIClab’s Contemporary Art track. BRIClab: Bridge Space offers semi-private studios at subsidized rates for visual artists August 2021-June 2022. Apply today through July 23, 2021 to become a resident! Learn more about the spaces at our upcoming walk-through on July 15, 12-7PM. Please sign up for an appointment

The BRIClab: Bridge Space aims to support emerging visual artists with a 10-month program including workspace and professional development to advance their artistic careers. Artist applications are received through an open call and chosen by BRIClab program managers.

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Available Spaces

Through Bridge Space, artists will rent  studio space within a first-class commercial building in DUMBO, Brooklyn. 

5 semi-private studios are located in 2 spaces in a landmarked, industrial loft building that includes numerous artist studios.  The commercial building has shared amenities for all tenants, including communal conference rooms, roof decks, Mother’s room, and bike storage. Available spaces are equipped for high-speed data, and have windows, air conditioning, and heat. 

 

Space 1 (3 studios): 

170 RSF studios at 16 x 11 feet

Semi-private studios have one permanent wall, two  8’ partition walls, and one movable fourth wall with 4’ opening for the door

Exposed ceilings, hardwood floors

12 Ft Ceilings

Three large windows with natural light

Slop sink in space

Fluorescent lighting grid overhead 

Space 2 (2 studios):

150 RSF studios at 14 ½  x 11 feet

Semi-private studios have one permanent wall, two  8’ partition walls, and one movable fourth wall with 4’ opening for the door

Exposed ceilings, hardwood floors

12 Ft Ceilings

Three large windows with natural light

Shared slop sink in the hallway

Fluorescent lighting grid overhead 

 

Application Period

July 2-July 23, 2021

 

Confirmation to selected artists

July 30, 2021

 

Move in date

TBD, early August.

 

Eligibility

The program is open to New York City area artists  21 years or older; not currently enrolled full time in an educational institution; and not a previous BRIClab or BRIC workspace resident.

 

License Agreement Terms

  • The BRIClab: Bridge Space offers a sliding scale rate of $400-500 per month for a 10-month agreement based on studio size.
  • License agreements granted will be for up to 10 months. There is no renewal option.
  • Renters must maintain an active professional fine arts practice. The space may not be used for storage or sublet to other groups or individuals
  • Use of highly toxic chemicals, welding, or high-powered electrical equipment is prohibited. 
  • Renters will be respectful of other studio residents in the space and keep loud noise to a minimum. 
  • Conducting illegal activities is grounds for immediate termination
  • Living in commercial spaces is strictly prohibited.
  • Artist residents agree to participate in DUMBO Open Studios.

Breakdown of each studio

Space 736 (3 studios): 

  • Semi-private studios have one permanent wall, two  8’ partition walls, and one movable fourth wall with 4’ opening for the door
  • Exposed ceilings, hardwood floors
  • 12 Ft Ceilings
  • Three large windows with natural light
  • Slop sink in space
  • Fluorescent lighting grid overhead 

studio 1

  • $450 a month
  • 170 RSF studios at 16 x 11 feet
  • Adjacent natural light

studio 2

  • $450 a month
  • 170 RSF studios at 16 x 11 feet
  • Adjacent natural light

studio 3

  • $500 a month
  • 170 RSF studios at 16 x 11 feet
  • Direct sunlight

 

Space 302 (2 studios):

  • Semi-private studios have one permanent wall, two  8’ partition walls, and one movable fourth wall with 4’ opening for the door
  • Exposed ceilings, hardwood floors
  • 12 Ft Ceilings
  • Three large windows with natural light
  • Shared slop sink in the hallway
  • Fluorescent lighting grid overhead 

studio 4

  • $400 a month
  • 150 RSF studios at 14 ½  x 11 feet
  • Adjacent natural light

studio 5

  • $400 a month
  • 150 RSF studios at 14 ½  x 11 feet
  • Adjacent natural light