Subsidized Rehearsal Rates at Gibney
Thanks to generous support from Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, Gibney is offering subsidized rehearsal rates to non-profit and independent dance artists. A total of 415 hours of $10/hr will be available each month for non-profit dance rehearsal rentals through the remainder of 2023.
All artists are welcome to request the subsidized hours. We encourage diverse artists to take advantage of this opportunity, including but not limited to those who identify with any of the following:
- Small-budget dancemakers (with annual expense budgets less than $500,000) who have a financial need for subsidies and those who may operate outside the non-profit business model
- ALAANA (African, Latino/a/x, Asian, Arab, Native American), disabled, immigrant, women-identifying, gender nonconforming/nonbinary/genderqueer, transgender, LGBTQIA+ dance makers
- Dance makers who represent a diversity of dancemaking perspectives, including percussive dance forms
The subsidized hours will become available once the non-profit dance rehearsal calendar of availability opens up each month. Distribution of the hours is on a first come, first served basis and once all 415 hours have been allotted for a given month, the subsidy opportunity will pause. It will resume when the following month’s calendar opens. Please note that the December monthly allotment will open up earlier, on December 4th, due to Gibney’s holiday closures later in the month.
Each artist is limited to a total of 16 hours of subsidized space in 2023. This enables us to extend the subsidized rates to as many artists as possible. The first time you rent rehearsal space using these new subsidized rates, you must complete the 2023 Artist Registration Form.
To book subsidized rehearsal space, please create or login to your Gibney Rental account and complete the Non-Profit Dance Rehearsal Request form. Please note that you are requesting subsidized rates in the “Additional Requests” portion of your form in order to have this discount applied.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Gibney Rentals team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 Hour Special
Gibney offers half-price non-profit rehearsal rentals in all studios for rentals requested 24 hours or less in advance of the rental start time. This special applies only to newly submitted rental requests. Please reach out to the Gibney Rentals team at email@example.com to learn more!
Gibney offers half-price non-profit rehearsal rentals in all studios for rentals that begin between 8am-10am Monday-Friday. Please reach out to the Gibney Rentals team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!