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400 Craig Street
Schenectady, NY

Phone:(518) 935-4858 Ext 22

Office Hours:

Sunday-Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 12-4pm

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In light of the recent health concerns regarding COVID-19, we at Electric City Barn have unfortunately had to close our doors to the general public until further notice. As we are an organization that thrives off of bringing people together to experience art, culture, and community collaboration, you can imagine how difficult this time is for us.  That’s why we need your help now more than ever.
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:

Membership Tier
Income above
Income between
Income between
Income less
than $20,999
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-$22.49Project Based Scholarship or Artist Sponsorship Recommended
Co-working + 1 studio
Access to open working spaces and one studio* of choice.
$50.00 monthly$37.50-$49.99$25.00-$37.49?
Co-working + 2studios
Access to open working spaces and two studios* of choice
$70.00 monthly$52.50-$69.99$35.00-$52.49?
Co-working + 3 studios
Access to open working spaces and three studios* of choice.
$90.00 monthly$67.50-$89.99$45.00-$67.49?
All Studios
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

($30 monthly)

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.


Specialty Studios

($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

($100 monthly)

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**

Artist/Maker Sponsorship


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.

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