Subsidized Rehearsal Space Program

Subsidized Rehearsal Space

The Mark Morris Dance Group’s Subsidized Rehearsal Space Program (SRSP) is designed to reduce the financial barrier to accessing high-quality rehearsal space for independent artists and companies based in New York City. Qualifying participants can rent rehearsal space at the Mark Morris Dance Center for $10/hour.

If you are not a dance artist, learn more about our discounted rehearsal rates for non-profit organizations.


General Access Renter

Qualifying artists/companies will have access to:

  • Rehearsal space for $10/hr, which can be booked up to TWO months in advance.
    • Additional months will open on the 1st of each month.
    • All bookings have a 2-hour minimum. 
  • Unlimited number of subsidized rehearsal space hours per calendar year.

Priority Access Renter

As an organization, we strive to better serve those who are often marginalized and historically excluded from access to dance rehearsal space. In an effort to begin bridging this gap within our rental community, we are now offering the Priority Access option to artists/companitnes who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, or a person(s) with disabilities.

Application will open October 1, 2021.

Qualifying artists/companies will have access to:

  • Rehearsal space for $10/hr, which can be booked up to THREE months in advance.
    • Additional months will open on the 1st of each month.
    • All bookings have a 2-hour minimum. 
  • Up to 100 hours per calendar year of priority access to space.
  • $2 off discount to drop-in classes for all dance rehearsal participants the day of your rehearsal
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities (SharedSpace, trainings and more)

To qualify, you will need to be:

  • An artist/company who identifies as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, or a person(s) with a disability
  • An independent artist/company with a budget under $1 million
  • Previously publicly presented and prepared to provide proof of presentation

 

Application Timeline:

  • Oct 1                  Priority Access Application opens
  • Dec 1                 Priority Access Application closes
  • Dec 10                  Participants are notified of acceptance and can begin booking space
  • Jan 3                   Priority Access Cohort begins
  • Jan 3                 Space for Rehearsal Renters opens

 

Please Note: Only those who meet the qualifications listed above will be considered. We are able to accept 12 Priority Access Renters in our first term. Should we receive more than 12 applicants, we will draw 12 from the qualified applicants lottery style.


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“This piece was created/rehearsed through access to subsidized rehearsal space at the Mark Morris Dance Center.”


This program is supported in part through Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as through the Marta Heflin Foundation, Friends of MMDG, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.


If you are not a dance artist, please inquire about our discounted rehearsal rates for non-profit organizations.