Wayfarers Studio Program General membership info
Wayfarers is an artist-run studio program, arts space, and psychic home base for creative action. We support the development of experimental work through innovative exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, and other cultural programming, all of which are free and open to the public. We foster community by providing affordable studios, workspace and equipment access, as well as organizing exhibition opportunities, critical discussions and social events for members, all of whom who are directly involved with the operations of Wayfarers. We function as a non-profit under the fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas, a 501c3.
First floor studios: We currently are accepting submissions for several studios on the first floor of the building. One is 8' X 12' with lots of clean, white wall space and wood or concrete floors. These spaces are $450/month.
(In diagram below, it is the one with the X or one very much like it.)
Another available space is 21 x 16 with one 30 foot wall, 2 very tall windows and lots of shelves on the opposing wall. (In diagram below, it is the one furthest to the left.) This space is available to an artist or to an arts or community-oriented organization.
Wayfarers also has several spots available for "Ghost Members." Ghost membership comes with all the benefits of general membership except for a designated working space. (Some materials storage is provided.) Ghost membership fees are $110/month.
In addition to their work spaces, Wayfarers offers members wifi throughout the building, a complete wood shop, silkscreen facilities, exposure table, spray booth, and a kitchen/commons area. There is also a 400 square foot onsite gallery that can be used between exhibitions for documenting work, setting up installations, etc. Studio members at Wayfarers have 24-hour access to the facilities.
Exhibition Opportunities: All members in good standing are eligible to participate in annual member shows. After active participation in the program for one year, Wayfarers private space members are eligible to participate in a one or two person show the on-site gallery. Members also receive free admission to paid events and discounts on any purchases from the gallery.
If you are interested in being considered for a membership, please submit images of your work or a link to your website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTIST / EDUCATOR Studios (short-term memberships)
We're excited to announce that Wayfarers Studio Program is now offering teaching artists from outside of New York an opportunity to have a short-term studio in Brooklyn. Nine of our ten studios are occupied by artists who have a one or two year membership in the program, but we’re keeping one private studio available year-round on rotation for short term memberships (1 week – 1 month) ONLY for artists who teach.
This would enable you to have a Brooklyn-based home away from home for your studio practice – a clean, safe, supportive space for developing new work, installing existing work for studio visits with curators or other artists, or even hosting a pop-up exhibition in New York City. And it would enable our resident artists, some of whom are developing their portfolios to apply to MFA programs, to interact with teaching artists from around the country.
Complete the application below to reserve time (any time - this is a year-round program) that works with your schedule. We're happy to provide an official overview of the program for your department if your university will be sponsoring you. Our weekly rate for temporary membership is $400.
Wayfarers offers all members 24 hour access, wifi throughout the building, a complete wood shop with a Sawstop table saw, silkscreen facilities, exposure table, spray booth, and a kitchen/commons area. There is also a 400 square foot onsite gallery that can be used between exhibitions for documenting work, setting up installations, etc.