NYFA is now offering affordable workspace exclusively to artists and organizations. NYFA is a creative environment with a staff of about twenty working artists, writers, dancers, and playwrights.
- - A private workstation within the NYFA space dedicated to you
- - High-speed wireless Internet access
- - Meeting space available by appointment (in NYFA’s small conference room and library)
- - Fully equipped kitchen with hot coffee, tea, and filtered water
- - Individual phone service available for additional fee
NYFA’s space: NYFA’s offices are located at 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn (DUMBO), NY. The building is wheelchair accessible. NYFA’s office is 10 minutes from Manhattan and a 5 minute walk from the F train and Empire Fulton Ferry State Park. The office is air conditioned with views of the Williamsburg Bridge and the East River. Note that this is an office environment and is not suitable for artists seeking studio space. For artists interested in studio space, visit NYFA's Studio Space Directory.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. excluding certain holidays.
Eligibility: In response to the current economic downturn, NYFA is opening its Affordable Workspace program to artists and organizations who have been directly affected by the recession—be it through loss of office or studio space, employment, etc. Activity must be arts, literary, or culture-related; artists and organizations working in all genres, graphic designers, creative writers, journalists, and art historians are welcome to apply.
Discounted fees: NYFA is offering a rate of $400 a month for artists and arts organizations not affiliated with NYFA. A reduced rate is available for NYFA-affiliated artists.
Timeline: Artists are accepted into the program on an initial 30-day trial period after which NYFA may offer artists an option to renew on a monthly cycle. The Affordable Workspace program is intended as a temporary stop-gap for artists and organizations to stabilize and garner their own permanent workspace.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There are a limited number of spaces available so artists are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applicants will be required to conduct an in person interview.
Application process: Email completed application and CV to Maria Villafranca, Program Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Two professional references are required. References must be able to speak about applicant’s professionalism, particularly in an office environment.
Questions? Please direct all inquiries to:
Maria Villafranca, Program Officer, email@example.com, 212-366-6900 x251
Images: from top, NYFA library, NYFA workstation, NYFA kitchen, and NYFA Programs workstations