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Dorchester Art Project is an artist-run space in Dorchester MA, Boston’s largest neighborhood. Housing fourteen artists’ studios, a gallery, and a performance space, DAP supports innovative artistic practice outside of the city’s academic institutions and commercial galleries. By providing an alternative space for critically engaged, experimental and emerging artists across disciplines, we seek to foster new connections across Boston’s diverse art communities.

Both our gallery and performance space are available for rentals, including photo and film shoots, rehearsals, performances, classes, and private events. Email for more info on the space, rates, or to schedule a walk-through.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Reading, Meeting, Studio Art, Exhibition
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use -


COLORED BLOCKS = NOT AVAILABLE Click on open time blocks to create a space request.
Space requests must be at least 1 week in advance.
Rental must be for at least 1 hour

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Please email the details of your event and organization to

Hours Of Operation -
Rental Policy In order to reserve our space, renters must agree on specific dates and times, preferably at least four weeks ahead, and put down a deposit of half the full rental fee. Full payment should be received no later than two weeks prior to the event. Our space rental includes both our white-wall gallery, and our multipurpose lounge/performance room. Please note that gallery exhibitions are programmed separately from space rentals, and there may be a show up during your rental.
Cancellation Policy Dorchester Art Project accepts cancellations and will refund any deposits or payments up to two weeks prior to the event, but due to demand on the space, we cannot make refunds due to cancellations within two weeks of the event.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, On site meeting
Rental Personnel On site manager, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel -
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1000.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Acoustic panels, Raw, Privacy, Uninterrupted wall space, Stage, Gallery walls, Seating, Bar, Electrical Outlets, Track Lighting
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi, Live streaming, Wifi available throughout building
Flooring Wood, linoleum
Stage Configuration Platform stage
Stage Dimensions 10 ft x 8 ft with 8 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 40
Seating Flexible seating, lounge/stage area seats 40, main gallery seats 20

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Secure storage, Green room
Instruments and Accessories -
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, TV/monitor
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking
Accessibility Patron restrooms
Audience Services Restrooms
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance $100 $800 $3,000 -
Rehearsal $100 $800 $3,000 -
Special Event $100 $800 $3,000 -
Class $100 $800 $3,000 -
Audition $100 $800 $3,000 -
Photo Shoot $100 $800 $3,000 -
Video/Film Shoot $100 $800 $3,000 -
Screening $100 $800 $3,000 -
Reading $100 $800 $3,000 -
Meeting $100 $800 $3,000 -
Studio Art $100 $800 $3,000 -
Exhibition $100 $800 $3,000 -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance $50 $400 $1,500 -
Rehearsal $50 $400 $1,500 -
Special Event $50 $400 $1,500 -
Class $50 $400 $1,500 -
Audition $50 $400 $1,500 -
Photo Shoot $50 $400 $1,500 -
Video/Film Shoot $50 $400 $1,500 -
Screening $50 $400 $1,500 -
Reading $50 $400 $1,500 -
Meeting $50 $400 $1,500 -
Studio Art $50 $400 $1,500 -
Exhibition $50 $400 $1,500 -

This space was last updated on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:36PM