It isn’t easy to find (cheap) rehearsal spaces in New York City. And not even just rehearsal space – finding any kind of relatively inexpensive space to meet can be a Herculean task. That’s one of the reasons HourSpaces is doing what it does – we’re trying to find the hidden gems of space rentals in Manhattan – places to be inspired and to inspire.
From artists – dancers, actors, musicians, photographers – to interest groups – book clubs, wine connoisseurs, foodies – and much more, we aim to find that perfect space for you and those you are with to flourish.
In our scouring of the island, we have found quite a few interesting spaces that you may not know about otherwise.
CAVE arts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (so not quite in the city) is one of the longest running experimental arts spaces in the area – available to new as well as established artists, of any sort. Not only do they have space to rent, but also artists-in-residence, festivals, educational activities, dance facility rentals, and their own social network!
Take a look at what they have to offer – it is definitely a lot. This is a space that would be welcoming to any artist, however you may define the word.
Dutch Kills Gallery is a collective for artists – not quite a rehearsal space, but in an historic building in Queens. From painting and sculpture to installation and performance pieces, all different types are welcome at Dutch Kills.
I have yet to see Dutch Kills Gallery for myself, but the unique pre-war space seems like it would be a great contrast to modern or digital art. Find out and head over to the gallery sometime, I’m sure it would be worth your while.
HourSpaces isn’t just about spaces for artists and performers – we want to find spaces for any interest, every price range. Something to inspire anyone – a rental space that isn’t just about a location to use and abuse for an hour or a day, but a place where you can add to the history of the space, and feel the ghosts of influences past.
Take a look around at the spaces that we have listed at the moment, and if you have one that you would like to list yourself (we welcome hearing about personal and non-traditional spaces – lofts, apartments) go ahead and get in touch!
photo courtesy of CAVEarts and Dutch Kills Gallery.