Electric City Barn was inspired (and received it’s name) from the idea of Barn Raising: a collective action of a community, in which a barn is built or rebuilt for one family, with help from many other community members, because what’s good for one member of the community ultimately strengthens us all! It is our hope that our community-the one we’ve lovingly built over the last 11 years – comprised of creatives, entrepreneurs, and art enthusiasts from all around the Capital Region -will come together (albeit virtually) to Raise the Barn once more. You can help support us during this difficult time by becoming a Member at the General Supporter level. If you find yourself with a little extra to give, you can also purchase a second General Membership, or one of our monthly membership packages and gift it to one of our artists and entrepreneurs, who will undoubtedly feel the impact of this epidemic in the cancellations of gigs, teaching opportunities, and events.
Your Membership will help us ensure that we can continue our mission of providing a safe, supportive environment for artists and entrepreneurs to realize their full creative potential.
Our membership is broken down by space and studio to offer flexible, affordable options. We also have sliding scale dues based on the median income of the area. In addition to paid membership, we have project based scholarships and artist sponsorship. Here’s a breakdown:
Pre-requisite of all membership levels. Includes safety training for specialty studios, discounts, and one free day pass.
(one time fee)
|Fee can be reduced up to 50% in exchange for volunteering||?||?|
Access to all open working spaces during business hours
|$30.00 monthly||$22.50-$29.99||$15.00-$22.49||Project Based Scholarship or Artist Sponsorship Recommended|
|Co-working + 1 studio|
Access to open working spaces and one studio* of choice.
|Co-working + 2studios|
Access to open working spaces and two studios* of choice
|Co-working + 3 studios|
Access to open working spaces and three studios* of choice.
Access to open working spaces and all specialty studios.*
*safety training must be completed before members can access a specialty studio independently
Co-Working membership includes all the open areas in our maker space along with tools and resources kept there. With co-working membership, you get access to the following labs and areas: Main Space and Stage, Digital Media, Electronics, Co-Working Fiber Arts, and the Hayloft Lounge. Access is 10am-7pm, 7 days a week.
($20 per studio when added to co-working membership)
The following studios can be added to co-working membership provided safety and/or technical training has been completed: Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Specialty Fiber Arts, and Print Shop. Access is 10am-7pm, 7 days a week.
All Access Membership
All access membership includes all co-working spaces and all specialty studios once safety and technical training is completed. Access is 10am-7pm, 7 days a week.
Key Holder Membership
(Dues negotiated based on service)
Key Holder members aid in developing lab and studio spaces, safety and technical protocols, and oversee maintenance. Key Holders, in exchange for their expertise, are given a key to the space with 24/7 access.
**We are currently looking for Key Holders! Inquire with ERIC Szyjka at ERIC@albanybarn.org**
Want to “try-out” the Electric City Barn? Aren’t ready for a membership? Want to get a great present for someone creative in your life? Day Passes are available for Non-Members and Members to use the Co-Working & Specialty Studio Spaces. Members pricing is available and are a great deal if you purchase the punch card day passes. If you are a non-member visiting a member BUT using the equipment to make something, then please purchase a Day Pass. Day Passes are available for Co-Working, Co-Working+1Studio, All Access, and the Podcasting Studio. If you are not safety trained in a studio, you must use your Day Pass while a safety trainer is present. Call us for more details!
Apply to have your membership sponsored. Individuals are chosen based on body of work, project and career goals, recommendations, and desire to impact the community. Sponsorship is given in 3 month increments, with evaluations occurring after each 3 month period to continue eligibility.
Project Based Scholarship
Apply for a scholarship to cover membership dues through the duration of a specific project. Projects are chosen based on ingenuity, potential for providing skill based training opportunities, and/or overall community benefit/impact.