WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY ON FABRICATION
We work collaboratively with artists on projects at all stages – from concept development to project execution to installation. We work across materials - with capabilities in wood, metal, ceramic, textile, print, digital fabrication, installation, assembly, and project management. We welcome production runs and editions, large-scale fabrication projects, and everything in between.

We welcome artists to come to us at any stage of a project – with just the spark of an idea or a fully developed project proposal. Our growing sample libraries will help you get inspired and introduce you to the processes we offer.

In addition to fabrication, we provide total project management support for artists and institutions looking to produce ambitious projects. We manage all project phases including design assistance, modeling, prototyping, production, fabrication, finishing, assembly, delivery, and installation.

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We welcome artists at all levels in their careers and experience. Whether you are familiar with working with fabricators, or it is your first time producing work in a collaborative manner, we’re able to meet you wherever you are.

To work with us or learn more, please tell us about your project by submitting an inquiry form by clicking the link below.

SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR ARTISTS OF COLOR AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Powerhouse Arts strives to make sure that artists have the skills, knowledge, and resources to lead fulfilling and sustainable creative lives in NYC. The benefits of working collaboratively with expert fabricators to produce one’s work have traditionally been accessible only to artists and galleries with the means to locate and pay for this service.

We’d like to change that.

Beginning in December 2020, Powerhouse Arts is providing qualifying individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations with discounted Collaborative Production services through a pilot subsidy program. This program reduces the expense of hiring our expert fabricators for artists disproportionately affected by systemic inequality, and for 501c3 nonprofit organizations.
SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR ARTISTS OF COLOR:

This program is open to Artists of Color who also identify as one or more of the following:

  • A person with a disability
  • A refugee
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Without the personal or institutional resources needed to realize your project.

Artists qualify for this program by self-identifying as meeting the described criteria. Qualifying individual artists can expect a 50% discount on fabrication and project management services. Please note that material costs are not subsidized.

To participate, please complete the Project Inquiry form here. A member of our Collaborative Production team will respond promptly regarding next steps.

SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR 501c3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:

This program serves mission-driven organizations and activities.
You qualify for this program if you are:

  • A 501c3 nonprofit organization commissioning work - or
  • An artist producing work for a fundraiser benefiting a nonprofit or volunteer organization.

501c3 nonprofits and artists that qualify for this program can expect a 20% subsidy on fabrication and project management services. Please note that material costs are not subsidized.

To participate, please complete the Project Inquiry form here. A member of our Collaborative Production team will respond promptly regarding next steps. Proof of 501c3 status is required to qualify.

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