Wayfarers Studio Program General membership info
Wayfarers offers artists affordable studios and a way to get their work into the world. We are a small community of makers who champion each other but also hold each other’s feet to the fire.
Artists accepted into the program sign on for a one-year membership. After a three-month probationary period, the Wayfarers community votes to determine whether candidates can stay on as full members.
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. We offer several types of membership. We aim to keep membership as cheap as possible so we can handpick really good people making really good work.
After active participation in the program for one year, Wayfarers 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.
This description is making the program sound pretty dry, but membership also involves being part of an amazing group of makers and thinkers who will really invest in your work.
We currently offer 10 private studios - eight on the first floor and two in the basement.
First floor studios: Studios on the first floor of the building and are 8' X 12' with lots of clean, white wall space and wood or concrete floors. These spaces are $425/month until January 2018.
Basement studios: Studios in the basement level of the building and are 10' X 10' with 2 clean white walls and direct access to the wood shop. These spaces are $350/month until January 2018.
All private studio members perform 4 hours of monthly service and cover several gallery shifts annually. There is a 10 hr/week minimum use requirement for private studios. Private space members are included in all group shows at Wayfarers, and after 1 year in good standing, private members are entitled to a solo or two-person show in the Wayfarers gallery, depending on that year's roster.
Wayfarers has 5-10 spots for ghost members.
Ghost membership comes with all the benefits of general membership except for a designated working space. Ghost membership fees are $100/month and require a one year commitment, 2 hours of monthly service and 2 gallery shifts annually.
Wayfarers is accepting submissions for 1 year memberships.
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.