At Base, pressure is low so that artists can take risks. Base encourages hard work, joie de vivre and critical dialogue in order to strengthen the artistic ecology of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Our signature program is the Base Residency, a three-week, immersive experience with full-time access to the space and a range of other benefits. Visit the Base Residency page for details, FAQ and information on how to apply.
Previously awarded by invitation, the Base Residency Program has provided the gift of creative time and space to eight different Seattle-based individual artists, including 2018 Base Resident Artists Jade Solomon Curtis, Babette Pendleton and Petra Zanki.
Base Anchor Tenancy
Base hosts anchor tenants each year, each of whom receive blocks of rehearsal time at a subsidized rate. Anchor tenancies are currently awarded by invitation. Base's 2018 Anchor Tenant was Carl Lawrence; past anchor tenants include Kristen Kosmas and Kate Wallich.
Base is available for hourly, daily and weekly rentals to artists seeking space for rehearsal, performance, teaching and/or gathering. Our rental information sheet has details. To rent space hourly, you may check availability on our calendar then contact us with rental inquiries.
Rehearsals: $10/hr for individual artists and small groups
Classes, workshops and creative gatherings: $25-$75/hr; handled on a case-by-case basis by Base staff
Base Independent Productions
Scalable rental program for artists: The Base Independent Productions (BIP) program is designed to give independent artists and groups the opportunity to perform their work at subsidized, artist-friendly rates. The BIP program is available as a one-night, weekend, weeklong or monthlong performance opportunity, and comes with house management, technical orientation and marketing support. For more information on the BIP program, including rates, visit the BIP page. Our BIP FAQ page also contains useful details on the program.
2019 BIP applications are currently closed. 2019 BIP participants will be notified by December 31, 2018.
Base offers internships on a rolling basis in areas of marketing, documentation/archiving, technical theater and 12 Minutes Max. Apply before Feb. 22, 2019 for a Spring Base Marketing Internship; learn more here.
Help make our performances and events run smoothly and sign up to be on our volunteer roster—you’ll get a free ticket and be part of the vibrant community at Base.
Equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, Base is an ideal space for all kinds of events, including dinners, parties, corporate events, photo/video shoots and more. Contact Base with questions about private events and other rentals.