About
Base Independent Productions (BIP)

We know that space is scarce in Seattle. Through our Base Independent Production (BIP) program, Base is committed to making our flexible space available and scalable for independent artists and groups wishing to mount productions—whether for a night, a weekend, a week or a whole month.

Because demand for Base is high, we’re evolving the BIP program in order to better respond to the growing needs of the dance and performance community. Artists will now have the opportunity to apply to the BIP program for specific dates and durations (see below). BIP is not a curated series, but rather applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Application deadline is Dec. 10, 2018; notifications will be made by Dec. 31, 2018. If you’re seeking a BIP opportunity during Jan. 2019, we will do our best to expedite your application.

Ready to apply? Complete our online application.

Questions? Have a look at our FAQ page, then email us if you don’t find an answer to your question.


BIP Rates

One night: $400
Weekend (Fri - Sun): $850
Week (Mon - Sun): $1,400
Month: $4,500

These rates include full access to Base for the duration of your BIP, as well as technical orientation, a house manager for up to three performances and limited marketing support. Additional house management is available for $90 per performance and a Marley floor is available for an additional fee of $150.


2019 BIP Dates

BIP by the night or weekend:
Jan. 11-12, 2019
Feb. 14-16, 2019
June 7-9, 2019

BIP by the week:
Jan. 1-7, 2019
Feb. 4-10, 2019
March 19-24, 2019
March 25-31, 2019
April 1-7, 2019
May 6-12, 2019
May 20-26, 2019

BIP by the month:
July 1-28, 2019


Ready to apply for a BIP? Complete our online application.

Questions? Have a look at our FAQ page, then email us if you don’t find an answer to your question.