Two Trees | Cultural Space Subsidy Program

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Two Trees is dedicated to maintaining a diverse group of commercial tenants that exemplify DUMBO’s identity as a place where creativity, entrepreneurship, and community engagement are celebrated.  Recognizing that market rents are not feasible for all, the Cultural Space Subsidy Program dedicates at least 50,000 square feet of space at below market rent to be awarded to applicants that best demonstrate their capabilities and intent to provide a social benefit to DUMBO and the broader Brooklyn community.  

The program is open to arts, education, and community focused groups—primarily, but not limited to, 501c3 nonprofit organizations. Professional artists with a strong exhibition history or community focused practice are eligible to apply.

If you are applying on behalf of an organization, please use the Organization application below. If you are applying as an individual artist or arts collective, please use the Artist application below.

Application Timeline:
  • Applications for 2017 leases will be accepted from May 1 - July 15, 2016. 
  • Recipients will be notified October 1, 2016.
  • Leases will start January 1, 2017.
For more information about the program and application process, see our FAQ. If your questions are not answered by the FAQ, please reach out by email to