Cultural Space Subsidy Program

Two Trees Management Co


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 50,000 square feet of space to be awarded at below market rent 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 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that concentrate on arts, education, or community advocacy and programming, as well as organizations that demonstrate clarity of vision and a history of successful programming in support of their mission, regardless of non-profit status.

Professional artists with a strong exhibition history or community focused practice are also encouraged to apply. 


Available Spaces

Through the Cultural Space Subsidy Program, artists and cultural nonprofits can lease studio and office in Two Trees’ commercial buildings in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Located in landmarked, industrial loft buildings, available spaces range from 750-2,500 RSF. Historic elements have been preserved--hardwood floors, exposed mechanicals, and the original concrete superstructure--these open spaces are appropriate for open offices and artist studios, but cannot accommodate performance, theater, or rehearsal space. 

Two Trees commercial buildings have shared amenities for all tenants, including communal conference rooms and roof decks. Available spaces are equipped for phone and high-speed data, and have windows, air conditioning, and heat. 


License Agreement Terms

  • The Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program offers a reduced rate of $12/RSF per year.
  • License agreements granted will be for up to three (3) years. There is no renewal option, however, tenants may re-apply at the end of their term.
  • Tenant to pay all applicable common charges, real estate, and utilities.
  • Tenant must obtain limited liability insurance for the duration of their lease.
  • Grantees must maintain an active professional practice. The space may not be used for storage or sublet to other groups or individuals.
  • Use of highly toxic chemicals, welding, or high-powered electrical equipment is prohibited.
  • Living in Two Trees commercial spaces is strictly prohibited.


Application and Award Timeline

  • Application period opens April 15, 2019.
  • Applications are due Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11:59 PM EST. 
  • Recipients will be contacted in September 2019.
  • License Agreements will begin in early 2020, with an expiration date of December 31, 2022.


Questions?

For more information about Two Trees’ Cultural Space Subsidy Program, our buildings, and how to apply, please see our FAQ. If your questions are not answered by the FAQ, please reach out via email, spaceprogram@twotreesny.com.

Please note, Two Trees is unable to accommodate unsolicited requests for subsidized rent. If you have questions about additional office or studio availabilities, please contact our leasing department at office@twotreesny.com

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 50,000 square feet of space to be awarded at below market rent to applicants that best demonstrate their capabilities and intent to provide a social benefit to DUMBO and the broader Brooklyn community. 


Eligibility

The program is open to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that concentrate on arts, education, or community advocacy and programming, as well as organizations that demonstrate clarity of vision and a history of successful programming in support of their mission, regardless of non-profit status. Organizations will be evaluated with focus placed on their level of community engagement and social impact.  


Available Spaces

 Through the Cultural Space Subsidy Program, cultural nonprofits can lease studio and office in Two Trees’ commercial buildings in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Located in landmarked, industrial loft buildings, available spaces range from 750-2,500 RSF. Historic elements have been preserved - hardwood floors, exposed mechanicals, and the original concrete superstructure - these open spaces are appropriate for open offices and artist studios, but cannot accommodate performance, theater, or rehearsal space. 

Two Trees commercial buildings have shared amenities for all tenants, including communal conference rooms and roof decks. Available spaces are equipped for phone and high-speed data, and have windows, air conditioning, and heat. 


License Agreement Terms

  • The Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program offers a reduced rate of $12/RSF per year.
  • License agreements granted will be for up to three (3) years. There is no renewal option, however, tenants may re-apply at the end of their term.
  • Tenant to pay all applicable common charges, real estate, and utilities.
  • Tenant must obtain limited liability insurance for the duration of their lease.
  • Grantees must maintain an active professional practice. The space may not be used for storage or sublet to other groups or individuals.
  • Use of highly toxic chemicals, welding, or high-powered electrical equipment is prohibited.
  • Conducting illegal activities is grounds for immediate termination.
  • Living in Two Trees commercial spaces is strictly prohibited.


Application and Award Timeline

  • Applications are due Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11:59 PM EST. 
  • Recipients will be contacted in September 2019.
  • License Agreements will begin in early 2020, with an expiration date of December 31, 2022.


Application Logistics

  • You DO NOT need to complete your application in one sitting. You can save your application and come back to it later by scrolling to the bottom of the application page and clicking "Save Draft."
  • We recommend beginning your application well ahead of the deadline as late applications will not be accepted.
  • Supplemental materials are optional. You are invited to include with your application up to three documents. These may be photos, letters, or testimonials from team members of people who have benefited the work of your organization, or any other item that will help us to understand the ideas behind your organization and its importance to the Brooklyn community. 
  • Once you hit "APPLY" you will NOT be able to further edit your application.
  • Once your application is submitted you will receive an email from Submittable. 
  • With any content-related questions, reach out to us via email at spaceprogram@twotreesny.com.
  • If you have any issues with the Submittable platform itself, please contact Submittable directly.


Questions?

For more information about Two Trees’ Cultural Space Subsidy Program, our buildings, and how to apply, please see our FAQ. If your questions are not answered by the FAQ, please reach out via email, spaceprogram@twotreesny.com.

Please note, Two Trees is unable to accommodate unsolicited requests for subsidized rent. If you have questions about additional office or studio availabilities, please contact our leasing department at office@twotreesny.com.

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 50,000 square feet of space to be awarded at below market rent to applicants that best demonstrate their capabilities and intent to provide a social benefit to DUMBO and the broader Brooklyn community.

Eligibility

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 also encouraged to apply.

Available Spaces

Through the Cultural Space Subsidy Program, artists and cultural nonprofits can lease studio and office in Two Trees’ commercial buildings in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Located in landmarked, industrial loft buildings, available spaces range from 750-2,500 RSF. Historic elements have been preserved - hardwood floors, exposed mechanicals, and the original concrete superstructure - these open spaces are appropriate for open offices and artist studios, but cannot accommodate performance, theater, or rehearsal space. 

Two Trees commercial buildings have shared amenities for all tenants, including communal conference rooms and roof decks. Available spaces are equipped for phone and high-speed data, and have windows, air conditioning, and heat. 


License Agreement Terms

  • The Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program offers a reduced rate of $12/RSF per year.
  • License agreements granted will be for up to three (3) years. There is no renewal option, however, tenants may re-apply at the end of their term.
  • Tenant to pay all applicable common charges, real estate, and utilities.
  • Tenant must obtain limited liability insurance for the duration of their lease.
  • Grantees must maintain an active professional practice. The space may not be used for storage or sublet to other groups or individuals.
  • Use of highly toxic chemicals, welding, or high-powered electrical equipment is prohibited.
  • Conducting illegal activities is grounds for immediate termination.
  • Living in Two Trees commercial spaces is strictly prohibited.


Application and Award Timeline

  • Applications are due Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11:59 PM EST. 
  • Recipients will be contacted in September 2019.
  • License Agreements will begin in early 2020, with an expiration date of December 31, 2022.


Application Logistics

  • You DO NOT need to complete your application in one sitting. You can save your application and come back to it later by scrolling to the bottom of the application page and clicking "Save Draft."
  • We recommend beginning your application well ahead of the deadline as late applications will not be accepted.
  • Supplemental materials are optional. You are invited to include with your application up to three documents. These may be photos, letters, or testimonials from team members of people who have benefited the work of your organization, or any other item that will help us to understand the ideas behind your organization and its importance to the Brooklyn community. 
  • Once you hit "APPLY" you will NOT be able to further edit your application.
  • Once your application is submitted you will receive an email from Submittable. 
  • With any content-related questions, reach out to us via email at spaceprogram@twotreesny.com.
  • If you have any issues with the Submittable platform itself, please contact Submittable directly.


Questions?

For more information about Two Trees’ Cultural Space Subsidy Program, our buildings, and how to apply, please see our FAQ. If your questions are not answered by the FAQ, please reach out via email, spaceprogram@twotreesny.com.

Please note, Two Trees is unable to accommodate unsolicited requests for subsidized rent. If you have questions about additional office or studio availabilities, please contact our leasing department at office@twotreesny.com

Two Trees, Cultural Space Subsidy Program