Thanks for your interest in using the Dreamland Arts space for your project. Please read the FAQ below and then contact us for further information.
FAQ – Space Use
Yes! However, we’re not a rental venue with set rates. Rather, we host artists and groups whose work is a good fit for our space. We’re not artistically involved in the projects that come through our doors, but we host artists and their projects on a case by case basis, depending on the type and scope of the project.
Our mission is to build a healthy community through the arts. We present and host projects in many artistic disciplines; theater, puppetry, music, dance, poetry readings, film screenings, multimedia and more. We reserve the right to choose what projects are held in our space. We do only small projects with a handful of artists involved.
No. Dreamland Arts only presents and hosts projects and events related to arts and education.
It depends. Our space is best suited for events with an audience, and for programming that occurs in one block - a full day, a weekend, a week, a month, etc. We are less likely to host periodic events with a fixed recurring pattern like a weekly class, or an occasional rehearsal.
The theater is not suitable for auditions, as there is no waiting area with a sound barrier. The theater has been used for audio and video recording, but it is not designed for such use. We are located on street level in a residential neighborhood, and there is often traffic noise and other sounds that are easily picked up by sensitive recording equipment.
For events with a live audience, our venue has 40 seats, and there is no standing permitted in the aisles. Our max building capacity is 49, which includes 1 Dreamland Arts staff, so that means 48 others total - including artists, crew and audience. This is a hard cap.
No. Artists use our space per an agreed upon daily schedule, from arrival of the first person to departure of the last. We let you in at a predetermined arrival time and we expect you to leave at the agreed upon departure time. All activities in our building must end by 10:00 p.m. on any given day.
No. Dreamland Arts is an alcohol-free space.
We work with artists and their projects on a case by case basis, and figure out a mutually workable financial agreement, depending on the scope of the project and the amount of time in the space. Some projects involve revenue sharing, others involve a flat fee. We estimate that it costs us somewhere between $50-$75 per hour to open up the space to others, but we do our best to work with the budget of the artists or groups wanting to use our space.
Tickets are priced by the artists/groups producing the event. However, Dreamland Arts handles all ticket sales, online as well as at the door on the day of the event. We charge a 20% fee to cover all our administration costs for managing ticket sales.
Yes! We have a video, photos, and a lot of information about our Space and Equipment on our website, but we'd be happy to set a time for a site visit! Site visits are usually scheduled on Mondays.
If you have read the FAQ and are interested in working with us, or checking about space availability, please email Zaraawar Mistry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.