ART STUDIOS FAQS
Do I need to submit my portfolio?
By which criteria are the artworks I submit being evaluated?
We are looking to fill studios with active artists who demonstrate through their work knowledge of the fundamental principles of the artmaking process. This includes, but is not limited to:
-Concept or idea
-Use of materials suitable for a shared studio environment
Is there a fee to apply?
What is the process?
Fully complete your application form including the following uploads:
- Upload of your most recent CV/ Resume
- Upload of at least 6 but no more than 12 different examples of your artwork (photos along with corresponding information and descriptions of each piece)
- Upload documentation of your most recent FICO Credit Score and Credit Report
Once you have submitted the entire application, your artwork along with your Resume/ CV and information that you provided within the form will be evaluated by the ART150 Review Committee.
The ART150 Review Committee will be made up of gallery directors, independent curators, arts professors, and artists with no conflict of interest.
Should the ART150 Review Committee recommend your application tenancy at Art Studios, GFP Real Estate will then review all of the financial information you provided in your application.
After review of financial information, should you qualify for a studio space, you will be sent a license agreement for your studio space and a representative from GFP Real Estate will reach out to you requesting a one-month security deposit securing your studio space.
How are applications judged/ vetted?
Your application, examples of artwork and financial background/ history, will all be taken into consideration when reviewing each application. Applications will be reviewed and vetted on a first come first serve basis with preference going to applicants that are deemed a good fit for art studio community.
May I share my studio with another artist?
Yes, but they must apply and be accepted through our committee.
QUESTIONS REGARDING THE STUDIO SPACES
What are the size and cost of the studios?
The art studios run from 200 – 1,200+ square feet. Rents are calculated based on the square footage of the unit/ space. All utilities are included.
Is there a minimum or maximum term that you are allowed to rent your studio for?
We are currently offering a one year term.
When will I be able to move in?
If an art studio is available, it may be occupied immediately. Due to popular demand, if an art studio is not are available we will offer you the opportunity to be added to the wait list.
What are the specifications for each studio space?
Ceiling Heights: 14’ high slab-to-slab
Walls: 9’ high
Electrical: At a minimum one outlet will provided within each studio space.
Windows: On studios along the floor’s perimeter only.
Wifi: Artists are responsible for outfitting their own space with wifi.
Are the walls full height?
No. To accommodate HVAC for each studio and keep the rents affordable, the walls do not reach the ceiling.
What are the hours of access to the studio spaces?
ART150 tenants will have 24/7 access to their space via key card to the floor and then key to your personal studio.
Is there communal space for all artist tenants? Will there be maintenance in the common areas?
Yes, there is communal slop sinks and a pantry area for all tenants’usage. There is also an entry communal lounge area as well as men’s, women’s and ADA bathrooms located on the floor. We will have a porter to clean once a day in the common areas and trash within these areas will be serviced once a day Monday thru Friday. All artists will be expected to help maintain and clean up after themselves, which will be defined in the building rules.
Is parking available?
There is no parking provided on-site but there are many options for daily or monthly parking at lots close by. Additionally there is on-street parking available with permits required. Permits can be obtained by applying thru the city at the following link: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JerseyCityOfficeOfInnovation/JerseyCityZoneParkingPermitApplication
Does the space offer equipment or tools for use by the tenants?
No, artists should bring their own equipment to use within their space as long as they are permissible by building management.
Is there freight elevator access?
Yes, Freight access is granted upon request only and is located on First Street.
By request only: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm.
Where is the entrance? Is there security?
The Art Studio and Office Space shared lobby is located on northeast corner of First Street. Expect a security camera intercom system in the lobby and cameras in the common area hallways.
Will there be a mail or package room?
No, artists must use an alternate address to receive mail and or packages.
Will there be building rules?
Yes. Upon signing, each artist will review and agree to a set of guidelines