About the
Base Independent Program

We know that space is scarce in Seattle. Through our Base Independent 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’ve evolved the Base Independent program in order to better respond to the growing needs of the dance and performance community. Artists can apply to the Base Independent program for specific dates and durations (see below). The Base Independent program is not a curated series; applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Applications are currently being accepted for Base Independents taking place between December 2019 and April 2020. The application deadline is August 15, 2019. 2019-2020 Base Independent participants will be announced in September 2019.

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


Base Independent Rates

One night: $450
Weekend (Fri - Sun): $900
Week (Mon - Sun): $1,500
Month: $4,750

These rates include full access to Base for the duration of your Base Independent, as well as technical orientation, access to sound and light systems, a house manager for up to three performances and limited marketing support. These rates also include access to seating and risers to be installed and de-installed by your team. If you require Base staff to set up and take down seating and risers, there is an additional cost of $200. Video projector is available for $20/night or $70/week. Additional house management is available for $90 per performance and a Marley floor is available for an additional fee of $175. There is an additional charge for workshops held during a Base Independent residency, to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Weeklong engagements that don’t require seating, tech elements or house management are eligible for a no-tech, $1,300 weekly rate. On a case by case basis, you may also arrange with Base staff to build your Base Independent experience on à la carte basis. Check our Base Independent FAQ page or email us for details.