Richard Best wrote -
Section1 is developing a multi-disciplinary arts incubator to spur entrepreneurship among Baltimore’s creative communities. We have recently taken over a vacant 18,000 sqft space, located in the Clipper Mill community. The warehouse, dubbed the Section1 Creative Labs, will feature a range of spaces, including a performance venue, art gallery, co-working offices, wood shop, paint booth, recording studio, green screen, and rotating photography set.
Within the Lab we will be launching SURFACE, a resident artist incubator that serves to provide agency and promotional support, education, and individualized mentorship to a cohort of emerging artists.
Central to the success of any endeavor is financial, cultural and environmental sustainability. The Creative Labs will be built largely from reclaimed, recycled and repurposed building materials, thanks to an amazing partnership with The Loading Dock and Monument Realty. The space will be crafted using a volunteer team primarily consisting of commercial and residential contractors.
Designed to serve the many needs of today’s creative talent, the site will feature a performance venue, art gallery, and co-working space. Built around these features are several revenue generating models, including monthly memberships, ticketed events, site rentals, art commissions, and agency fees. In addition, the Creative Labs will provide our organization with a collaborative space to launch the community centered design initiatives aiding the development of our urban arts park, and a facility to prototype various creative and educational programs.
As an avid support of Section1 we ask for you assistance during this critical moment of growth. Please consider making a donation to the Section1 Creative Labs to allow us to continue to obtain the required materials needed to complete its construction.
Should you or your organization wish to sponsor an artist, or become a project partner. Please contact Richard Best for more information. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Site tours can be scheduled at your convenience!
Your generous support allows Section1 to elevate Baltimore’s creative index. Thank you in advance for your contribution!