Katya Popova Studio@550 Creative Residency Artist

06/01/2021 - 06/21/2021 All Day

Katya Popova presents her artwork at 650 E Kendall, Cambridge in the corner gallery space to be viewed from outside. A giant 13' paper puppet dangles in mid-gesture illuminated by colored lights. Katya Popova is multidisciplinary artist, working at the intersection of physical texture, shadow, and sound. Her works explore what could have been by tracing the physical gestures and material qualities of everyday things. She often works in collaboration with sound artists. Her installations have been exhibited locally and internationally. Katya is a graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with BFA and received MA at Boston University. Presently she teaches courses on Visual Art at the New England Conservatory. Studio@550 is a multidisciplinary arts organization which promotes and supports exchange between artists of different artistic disciplines. Studio@550 visions this exchange to be the frontier of innovation and evolution of art. The Creative Residency Program is made possible with support from Monkeyhouse, Cambridge Arts Council/Massachusetts Arts Council, Dance Complex, BioMed Realty, and The City of Cambridge.


  1. COVID-19 Sustainability Emergency Fund

    With an abundance of caution Studio at 550 has shut its doors starting March 16, 2020. It is unclear as developments arise how long we will maintain closure. This fund is established to keep Studio at 550's bills paid due to cancelled classes and rentals in the space as well as ongoing support as we continue our relocation plans due to redevelopment of our current location. 95% of Studio at 550 revenue is dependent on space rental (and programming in the space). First and foremost rental expenses must be paid in order for relocation to be viable. Secondly, as of writing this staff will receive no payment for the time closed. Anything you can contribute would be appreciated. We anticipate these expenses to be around $28,800.
    $2,166.00 donated of $28,800.00 goal

NEW Initiative! ProLevelClass

This is for us. This is to build upon what we already have and grow to new levels together.

Starting in January Studio@550 is proud to announce our new #ProLevelClass initiative. This is for us. This is to build upon what we already have and grow to new levels together. Here are some details and how you can be involved:

Studio@550 will start offering professional level classes in two time frames: Sundays from 1-3, and during the week (M-F) from 10-11:30 (multiple days). These classes will not be rentals by the teachers, but sponsored by your contributions today. M-F morning class teachers will also have the option to hold their company rehearsal right after class. These rehearsals will also be subsidized by your contributions. Each class/rehearsal combination instance needs $86.50 of subsidy. If the classes get fully subsidized, the teachers/company directors will have the option to use the revenue from teaching class to pay their dancers for rehearsal, or put the money towards their next production. Each class/rehearsal needs $2335.50 subsidy for classes from January to June 2020. Our goal is to sponsor 2 class/rehearsal sessions.

Also as part of the #ProLevelClass initiative we are compiling a list of ALL professional level contemporary classes in the greater Boston area. We will setup a page on our website to support the visibility of ALL classes who fit the following criteria:
Level of class offered must be intermediate/advanced level and indicated as such in publicity of that class.
Class is offered at a location that is within the I-95 belt/greater Boston.
If you know of a class that you would like included, please email for consideration. #ProLevelCLass page will be live soon, so keep checking back!

Please consider supporting Studio@550 and its future.  Studio@550 is a non-profit organization and your donation will be tax-deductible.