Marlys Yvonne & Jody Kuehner. Photo: Dylan Ward

Marlys Yvonne & Jody Kuehner. Photo: Dylan Ward

 
 

Base is a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating risk and invention in dance, performance and multidisciplinary art. 

 
 
Tyisha Nedd in residency with Jessica Jobaris. Photo: Jazzy Photo

Tyisha Nedd in residency with Jessica Jobaris. Photo: Jazzy Photo

Jessica Jobaris/General Magic in residency. Photo: Jazzy Photo

Jessica Jobaris/General Magic in residency. Photo: Jazzy Photo

 
 

Base operates a creative space in Georgetown, Seattle—a 2,000 square foot room with a sprung floor, 20-foot-high ceiling, light and sound systems, natural light and a seating capacity of ninety-nine.

 
 
Madison Haines and Julia Sloane in residency with Dayna Hanson. Photo: Jacob Rosen

Madison Haines and Julia Sloane in residency with Dayna Hanson. Photo: Jacob Rosen

 
 

Base offers creative residencies and space rental to artists from Seattle and beyond. Base is also available for performances and events. Get in touch.

 
 

More about Base

Base Co-Founders Dayna HansonPeggy Piacenza and Dave Proscia first worked together on Dirty Work, a 33 Fainting Spells piece that was presented at On the Boards in 2001, when Dave managed OtB’s Studio Theater. The three artists have since worked together in various ways on various projects, including the 2013 feature film, Improvement Club.

Hanson, Piacenza and Proscia formed Base to answer their need for a creative home. Their own values as artists—freedom, experimentation, rigor and grit—pervade the space and, in turn, the Base residency experience. 

Base would not exist without the generosity of our Circle of Support: Nancy Guppy, Joan Hanna, Ahsan Kabir, Glenn Kawasaki, Heather Kravas, Nikolai Lesnikov, Wade Madsen, Steve Oliver, John and JoAnn Proscia, Sarah Rudinoff, Carlo Scandiuzzi, Bob Carver, Annette Toutonghi, Case Van Rij and anonymous donors. Additional financial support provided by Tom and Cyndy Israel, Sara Jinks, Lincoln McNey and Jennifer Salk. 2016 Base Residencies were made possible with support from Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation.

Read the press release announcing 2017 Base Residencies and Base Subsidy Program.