Beginning today, photographers can apply for up to 10 hours of free studio time

July 12, 2018

Photography community EyeEm and Space for Arts, an online photo studio booking platform, have partnered to provide 100 hours of free studio space to photographers in New York City in the month of August.

Starting today, photographers can apply via this form for ½ day or full day shoots in one of two studios on the Space for Arts platform. Applications will be accepted for ten days, after which EyeEm and Space for Arts will vet each application and pick passion projects to support.

“We’ve always been about the love of photography and sharing important visual stories,” said EyeEm Co-founder and CEO Florian Meissner. “This partnership allows us to provide a space for photographers to do just that, to shoot their passion projects without the burden of spending money on a space.”

The two companies are kicking off the partnership tonight at 6:30pm with an exhibition and party hosted at Creative Shin Studio, one of the studios photographers can book. The exhibition will feature the winners of EyeEm and Space for Arts’ photo competition themed ‘Creative Space’ which ran on the EyeEm platform in June and received more than 12,000 entries.

“Space for Arts has been established as a tool; for photo industry professionals to quickly search, discover and book studios for professional photo shoots, and for studio owners to promote their spaces,” said Space for Arts President and Co-Founder Betsy Davison. “We are excited to sponsor studio hours in two of our favorite photo studios in NYC and to offer professional photographers the opportunity to shoot their passion project. We can’t wait to see the projects that result from this initiative, and we hope to replicate this in other cities in the U.S. and beyond.”

The exhibition is open to the public and you can RSVP via eventbrite.