NEW YORK CITY: The Tank has announced the creation of The Attic @ The Tank, a new studio expansion which consists of five rehearsal spaces on the sixth floor of their current location on 36th Street in Midtown Manhattan (312 W. 36th St.).
Artists who are presenting work at the Tank will now receive up to 15 hours of free rehearsal space in the Attic per project, in addition to the free performance space that the Tank already provides. The Attic rehearsal spaces are also available for artists to rent by the hour, with subsidized rates for nonprofits and independent artists.
“Finding and paying for space can be a major obstacle for emerging artists,” said Johnny G. Lloyd, the Tank’s director of artistic development, in a statement. “The Attic offers affordable spaces in the heart of Manhattan, forwarding our mission to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers or experimenting within their art form, while being inclusive and accessible.”
The Attic’s largest space is a 1,150-square-foot dance studio with sprung floors, windows, mirrors, a small kitchen, no pillars, and 10-foot-high ceilings. The four other rehearsal spaces (three with windows) range in size from 378 square feet to 234 square feet, with 7-foot-high ceilings. The 6th floor is equipped with restrooms, windows, heating, and air conditioning. The Tank will provide basic sound equipment in all spaces at no additional cost.
With more than 2,500 artists accessing their two stages every year, the Tank hopes that the addition of the Attic will open up an even bigger artistic home for creativity and community building.
The Tank is multi-disciplinary nonprofit arts presenter and producer based in New York City. The organization aims to provide a home to emerging artists working across all disciplines, including theatre, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling. As of 2020, The Tank had an approximate budget of $815,000.
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