Finding A Launchpad
Tacoma Actors Repertory Theater will begin producing works in early 2015. Our organization has applied for space to create art through the Tacoma Spaceworks program, a great asset to our community. Established in 2010, this collaboration between the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber matches owners of vacant commercial spaces with artists, fledgling start-ups, and event organizers.
We are hoping to be accepted into the Creative Enterprise program, which will potentially provide us with a home for up to six months. With paint, fabric and basic furniture, we will transform our designated space into a black box theater where we can rehearse, perform, and hold classes. This logistics base will be our host as we build operations and garner more financial, artistic, and community support.
The other exciting element of this opportunity is the comprehensive business training that all grantees are required to participate in. Beyond classes, Spaceworks participants receive marketing assistance, professional consultations, membership to the Chamber, and more. These seemingly small perks will be a big help in ensuring that TART grows roots both wide and deep in Tacoma, Pierce County, and the greater Puget Sound area.
We hope that the selection committee thinks that a group of dedicated professionals who want to bring high caliber theater, live music, art, and classes to Tacoma is a solid idea. We would be honored to get a rocket boost with this wonderful opportunity.
Please cross you fingers and toes for us!