General Operating Support
As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to keeping space costs for artists affordable and accessible. A location in Central Square Cultural District is accessible and convenient, yet is not subsidized. We look to our patrons to help keep rates at an affordable rate for artists. This includes rehearsal rentals, classes, event and performance space, and more. Did you know that 1 minute of choreography takes at least an hour of rehearsal time? Did you know if we had to meet the demands of expenses relying solely on rental income, our lowest rate per hour would be $25 (instead of our affordable $15)? That means for a choreographer/dance company to make a 20 minute piece, it would cost over $500 (and we haven’t even talked about paying dancers, lighting designers, costumes, and other expenses). Many times the performance group gets paid as little as $50 to perform a work. We understand. Everything is completely out of whack. And that’s why we are here: To make space affordable and accessible place to create. At least solving a portion of the puzzle.