NEWARK, NJ — Project for Empty Space, which promotes artists whose work is oriented around social impact, is relocating to a 20,000 square foot space in downtown Newark.
“In conjunction with our 10-year anniversary this coming January, we are thrilled to be moving to our own building at 800 Broad Street in the heart of downtown Newark,” Rebecca Jampol, co-director of Project for Empty Space, said.
The non-profit organization cultivates discourse around important social issues through contemporary art. “Project for Empty Space was started in New York City in 2010 as a nomadic project by two women, and now it continues to live in this brick-and-mortar space," Jampol said.
In the coming year, Project for Empty Space will welcome an array of expanding programs that include its current Artist in Residence Program, Feminist Incubator and Studio Artist Professional Development Initiatives.
According to Samir Guzman, Executive Director of Leasing and Marketing for Paramount Assets, which owns the building, 800 Broad Street is currently built as a technical school with more than 40 classrooms. "This layout was well-suited for Project for Empty Space and allows it more room to support artists and creatives in the community," Guzman said.