LONG-TERM EXPANSION PLAN

We aim to provide a supportive base for freelance artists to grow their businesses through collaboration and networking. We want to help grow and unify the Baltimore graphic arts community at large, and retain the talent pool that is educated in Baltimore.

OUR PLAN TO MOVE INTO A LARGER SPACE INCLUDES EXPANDING OUR COMMUNITY ORIENTED SPACE WITH THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORKSPACE:

  • Collaborative Open-Work Spaces

  • Independent Private Studios

  • Semi-Private Working Stations

We will also offer a larger letterpress print studiodigital print lab, and gallery.

Our private studio spaces are geared towards artists and designers who will benefit from having access to our open studios and workspaces in addition to their own private spaces. Semi-private spaces are well suited to designers, illustrators, and freelancers wanting a dedicated space of their own where they can work surrounded by creative energy. Open work tables are a great place for our members to spread out and are ideal for those wanting a space to work with access to our resources (printmaking, digital, creative vibes) without needing a permanent space.

Daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly access memberships to our open studios will be available at economical rates. Ideal for people working on specific projects.

  • “Clicker” memberships will serve the digital arts community with a digital print studio and 5’ light table.

  • “Maker” memberships allow access letterpress printing presses, wood and lead type, all of the miscellaneous equipment needed to letterpress print, risograph printing machine, guillotine and rotary paper cutters. 

We will be holding workshops and classes taught by artists on subjects including printmaking, illustration, and book arts – Open to our members and the public, at both beginner and advanced levels.

The gallery space will show works created mostly by our members as well as collaborations with other arts communities in Baltimore.

*As of September 2015, PaperBase is currently operating on a smaller scale out of Emily and Sarah’s shared studio space in a no-so-industrial building.