ReCreative Spaces Announces Inaugural Fellow: Risikat Okedeyi

ReCreative Spaces is thrilled to announce the launch of our ReCreative Fellowship program, and to welcome Risikat Okedeyi as our first ReCreative Fellow.

We invite you to join us in celebrating and welcoming Risikat to the ReCreative family on April 20, 2017, 7-9pm, at our Perry Street location!
RSVP HERE

The ReCreative Fellowship program is designed to support the creation of new artistic work by prominent DMV-based artists + scholars. Fellows may be creating work in any genre. ReCreative Spaces supports the Fellow by offering 1) workspace; 2) weekly check-ins and mentorship; 3) event space to host monthly gatherings and programs that support the work, and allow a chance to update the public on the Fellow’s progress.

Over the course of her Fellowship, Risikat will be developing Seeing EYE Woman - a multi-disciplinary project that is part memoir and part cultural critique where she brings together her worldview through photography, essays, poems and text.

Of this program Risikat says, “This is a deeply personal project and one that allows me to be creative in a way that I don't always get to exercise. I needed a safe space to build and a dedicated space to create, so I am humbled and thankful for the opportunity to work with ReCreative Spaces in this unique fashion. The support already has made such a difference in my process.”

A long-time lynchpin in the DC arts scene, Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi shares her time between two passions: cultural architecture and teaching.  Kat is a self-defined cultural architect and owner of LiL SoSo Productions, LLC (www.lilsoso.com) where she creates high-quality nightlife experiences, produces and directs conversations on and around progressive culture and aesthetics, and works with artists and creatives of all sorts in a variety of branding and administrative capacities. 

For more information, please click HERE.

Now Accepting Applications! - Work·Space·Exchange

The Work·Space·Exchange Program is a bartering program for artists, makers, and entrepreneurs.
The program consists of covering one Front Desk shift per week  (10am-2pm) at ReCreative Spaces Perry Street in exchange for shared work space throughout the week. 

Duties include

  • Opening the space for visitors by 10am
  • Managing front desk - greeting guests, answering questions, answering phones, handling artwork sales
  • Light cleaning including, but not limited to, vacuuming, mopping, dusting
  • Closing the space by 2pm

Perks include

  • Open work space Mon-Fri 9am-5pm on our main floor
  • Additional work space hours on weekends on our shared second floor
  • Coffee, WiFi, and desk space included
  • Additional opportunities to participate in ReCreative Spaces programming + events 

Ideal candidates are creatives who work from home and/or have flexible schedules. A weekly commitment (same day each week)for Front Desk management is essential. All other hours for working in the space is flexible, and may change from week to week. 

Interested? Please complete the application HERE and we will be back in touch shortly. We look forward to meeting you!