SpaceFinder DC increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the DC Metro area. Venues can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while creatives can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by nonprofit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder DC is free to list or search for space.
SpaceFinder DC serves all of the DC Metro area. Additional SpaceFinder sites powered by Fractured Atlas can also be found in cultural hubs across North America.
For artists, the process of finding available and affordable work space is frustrating and inefficient. Meanwhile many spaces are tragically underutilized, even as rental revenue continues to be critical for sustainability of creative venues. SpaceFinder is an innovative solution for both artists and creative venues.
For cultural policy-makers and developers the decision making process around building projects, subsidizing venues, or re-purposing space for cultural use often presents a serious challenge. The data collected through SpaceFinder about where spaces are and what artists are looking for can help cultural policy-makers and developers make more informed decisions.
SpaceFinder was brought to DC through the local leadership of CulturalDC and local funding from the District of Columbia Office of Planning.
The SpaceFinder program was made possible through the generous support of:
The Kresge Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Theater Subdistrict Council, New York State Council on the Arts.
For additional info:
Contact DC@SpaceFinder.org or 888.692.7878