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Click on the Guidelines dropdown next to any of our applications below to read more about them, the eligibility requirements, application instructions, and payment process. When you are ready to submit an application click, Apply Now and follow the prompted on screen instructions. 

If you ever have any questions about an application or need to schedule a time to receive application assistance via phone or email please reach out to our programs manager Veshonte, at veshonte@indiespace.org.

ABOUT THE WEST VILLAGE REHEARSAL CO-OP

IndieSpace is so excited to partner with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, HERE, and New Ohio Theatre to provide a low-cost rehearsal space for the indie theater community. As a part of this partnership, IndieSpace shares access to the space and programs directly for six months throughout the year. Our partners will program for the other six months. We are offering use of the space during our allocated time to our community for no more than $10/hour.

HOW WILL THIS WORK?

IndieSpace will be programming the space in blocks of time sporadically throughout the year. We will open applications ahead of each upcoming rehearsal block for that time period only. Once the application period ends, we will assign  applicants with time in the space. Not every applicant will be able to be scheduled during each rehearsal block, but don’t worry! If you didn’t receive time in the application period before, you will receive priority in the next round that you apply in. Blocks of time will be announced throughout the year, and the application will reopen regularly to ensure we can serve a large portion of our community.

We will be testing this process and will re-evaluate it after the first six months in operation to make improvements.

CURRENT APPLICATION PERIOD

We are currently accepting applications to use the West Village Rehearsal Co-Op between January 9 and February 23. ONLY FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION IF YOU NEED REHEARSAL SPACE DURING THIS TIME FRAME. A new application will open up for the next rehearsal block in the next couple of months.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

This rehearsal space is for NYC based indie theater companies, collectives/productions, or individuals. Priority will be given to companies, collective/productions, or individuals who identify as members of historically-excluded groups.

ABOUT THE SPACE

The West Village Rehearsal Co-Op is located at 68 Gansevoort Street. The rehearsal space is located on the lower level of a commercial building and is accessible by an elevator. The playing space is approximately 34 feet by 27 feet with one column. The ceiling height is 9.5 feet. There are no windows in the space but there is a working HVAC system for air conditioning and heat. There is WiFi in the space. There is no reliable cell phone service.

Here is some information about  the space and equipment that is available for use:

  • Sprung floors
  • An ADA compliant bathroom within the rehearsal room and a second one in the hallway
  • There is a small kitchen with chairs, tables, and small appliances like a tea kettle, coffee maker and fridge.
  • A Mackie 16 channel sound board, 2 speakers, and 4 SM 47 microphones. We have provided cords for all of these
  • Mic Stands, 6 Music Stands, 4 short stools and 4 tall stools
  • Folding chairs and folding tables
  • Basic track lighting

ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for the current rehearsal block (January 9 to February 23), please fill out the application below. Key application dates are:

  • Application Opens: November 21
  • Applications Close: December 9
  • Applicants notified by  December 19

IF YOU ARE SELECTED

If you are selected to receive rehearsal time at the West Village Rehearsal Co-Op, IndieSpace will contact you by December 19. You will be given a contract to sign, Rules and Regulations to accept and an invoice for payment. Once the contract is signed and the invoice is paid in full, you will receive more information on how to access the space, and other information to make your rehearsal process as easy as possible.

If you have any questions about the application or need assistance completing the application Programs Manager, Veshonte Brown at veshonte@indiespace.org

ABOUT INDIESPACE X 3PLAY LIVE CAPTIONING & TRANSLATION

3Play Live Captioning is a service that provides live captioning and translation services for events. Live captioning is an important part of creating more accessible programming, but is often expensive and time-consuming. IndieSpace has partnered with 3Play live captioning to provide a number of free “minutes” of live captioning for our members and their shows.

For More Information on 3Play: Click Here

For More Information on Technical Needs: Click Here

Please Note: We do not believe that 3Play works seamlessly with Vimeo. There are workarounds, but please check with 3Play if you plan on using Vimeo.  For more information: Click Here 

IndieSpace has $10,000 worth of live captioning and translation services in total to offer our members. Currently we are asking that each individual apply for one production each. If a venue/company/individual entity is awarded use of this service, and would like to reapply in the future, IndieSpace will consider those applications after all other applications have been reviewed. If this program is popular with our members we will consider purchasing additional minutes to be granted out in the coming months/year.

This service can be used for in-person, online, or hybrid events. Individual productions, venues, and companies can apply to use this service through IndieSpace, though we ask that individuals apply with their productions/event, rather than as artists. Similarly, we ask that venues and companies, apply for individual productions/events, rather than your entire season.

Applications will be reviewed on a  first come, first served basis. Once submitted, applicants will know if they are accepted within a week. In the event that the number of applications are greater than the number of minutes available, we will move to a lottery system

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

- NYC based indie theater companies, fiscally sponsored collectives/productions, and indie theater venues (venues with 99 seats or less).

- Companies or venues who commit to using this service to provide live captioning or translation for a production or event. 


APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for the 3Play Live Captioning Service, please complete the application below. This application should take you 15 minutes or less to complete. Please note that this application will ask you to acknowledge the technical requirements necessary for use of the service. Please ensure that your production, venue, or company meets those requirements prior to filling out this application, or will be able to meet those requirements once access to the service is given. 

If you have any questions about the application or need assistance completing the application via phone, please reach out to our Programs Manager, Veshonte Brown, at veshonte@indiespace.org.


HOW WILL THIS BE AWARDED?

Once reviewed and accepted, applicants will be reached out to in order to begin the processes of gaining access to IndieSpace x 3Play Media's live captioning service. Once access is given, the agreement between IndieSpace and the applicant is concluded, and the applicant is free to utilize the service under the agreed upon terms. 

This services is given out on an as needed, first come, first served basis, however we do prioritize funding to companies or venues that are BIPOC, Trans & Non-Binary, Immigrant, and/or Disabled/Deaf run and operated.

PLEASE NOTE: IndieSpace will make every effort to award the full amount of captioning minutes requested in the application. However, those minutes are finite. IndieSpace will award up to 25% of its total amount of the captioning minutes at the time of application. 


About This Grant:

As part of our Community Resource Program, the Indie Theater Fund has opened an Emergency Mental Health fund that will be awarding individuals $500 micro grants for indie theater makers to use toward therapy, medication, meditation classes, and any other mental health related costs. It is our hope that by providing this financial resource, we can help remove barriers that prevent artists from seeking and receiving the care, support, and information they need to care for their mental health. 

Who is Eligible?:

This application is open to any NYC-based Indie theater artist in need of mental health funds, even if you have previously been awarded this grant. Anyone and everyone is welcome to apply, but funds will be prioritized to BIPOC, Trans/Non-Binary, disabled, and immigrant artists.

Application Process: 

To apply for funds, please complete the application below. This application should take you 10 minutes or less to complete. If you have any questions about the application or need assistance completing the application via phone, please reach out to our Programs Manager at brea@indiespace.org

Payment Process:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by our staff on the last Monday of each month. You will receive a notification of your application status by the Wednesday of that review week. Eligible applicants will then be entered into that month's lottery*, with priority* being given to BIPOC, Trans/Non-Binary, disabled, and immigrant artists. Priority will also be given to applicants who have not been awarded with a previous Mental Health Microgrant in 2022.

Any eligible applicant whose number was not pulled will roll over into the next month's lottery. This process will continue each month until all applicants have received a grant. A max of $10,000 will be given out each month.

Randi and I are continuously working hard to advocate for and grow our new Mental Health initiative. Our goal is to be able to serve every artist in need of this funding, and though it may take time, we will continue to raise and allocate funds in order to do so. 

Please note that if you are an individual who has already received funding from us in 2022, you will be prompted to upload a W-9 into your application in order to receive funds again. If you need a blank copy of a W-9, you can download one here.

*We will be using the Random Picker software to run our grant lotteries. Screen recordings of each lottery will be made and are available to review by request. 

*Priority is given via a weighted lottery system. All applicants who identify as BIPOC, Trans/Non-Binary, disabled, and/or immigrant artists will be given a weight of 2. An additional point will be given to those who have not received Mental Health funds in 2022.  

About The Emergency Assistant Grant:
The Indie Theater Fund Assistance Program is intended to provide emergency or urgent assistance to those who have an acute need arising from an unforeseen and unavoidable situation which results in an additional hardship that will materially prevent or impede their Independent Theater production.

About the Loan Program:

For those with emergencies that are temporary and funds are anticipated, we are happy to offer loans with 0% interest and flexible repayment terms to be determined together. 

Who is Eligible?:
This application is open to any NYC-based Indie theater company or venue. Indie theater venues are considered theaters or performance spaces with 99 seats or less. Emergency grants are given out on an as needed, first come, first served basis, however we do prioritize funding to companies or venues that are BIPOC, Trans & Non-Binary, Immigrant, and/or Disabled/Deaf run and operated. 


Application Process:
To apply for funds, please complete the application below. This application should take you 15 minutes or less to complete. Please note that this application will require some documentation uploading as support to your application. Please have any of the following ready and on hand to submit, if applicable: Police report, insurance claim, production or operating budget, photos of space or production damage, etc.  

If you have any questions about the application or need assistance completing the application via phone, please reach out to our Executive Director, Randi Berry, at 917-626-1369‬


Payment Process:

Applications will be accepted and reviewed by our staff and board within 24hrs of receipt. We aim to respond with application status update and/or payment details within 2 days of your submission.


Payment Reminders:

  • These grants are given out on an as needed, first come, first served basis, however we do prioritize funding to companies or venues that are BIPOC, Trans & Non-Binary, Immigrant, and/or Disabled/Deaf run and operated.
  • Please note that we can not guarantee a payout of the full amount requested in your application. Grants may equal up to 25% of the total in the Emergency Fund pool at the time of the application.
  • Funds will be paid out via PayPal or check depending on what you selected in your application.
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