Where we work
Our creative studio is a 4800 square ft industrial building nestled in a residential neighborhood on the creative near east side of Madison, Wisconsin. Featuring a workshop, private unit rentals, a gathering area, showcase and event space, it’s our home base to connect, collaborate, make and grow together.
We know having the space to make your products and run your business can be tricky. It's got to be one part functional, another part inspirational and the right balance of working alongside colleagues and doing your own thing.
We're constantly evolving how we approach offering studio space and workshop access as our makers' needs change and businesses grow. In the future, we hope to have more square footage and more versatile space. In the big picture, we'll have a thriving community of handcrafted businesses of all phases and sizes working together. For now, we're working towards that vision by providing private studio rentals and communal workshop membership.
We’re focused on having this space serve professional makers of home and lifestyle goods – makers of items like clothing, furniture, handbags, screen prints, kitchen wares, jewelry, etc. Professional means you make part or full-time income from your work. Other creative genres fit into this picture if your work translates into products and we’ll take artist applications on a case by case basis. We’re curating renters based on the stage of your business, a healthy mix of genres represented and what you bring to the community.
The workshop is where we design, create and make our products and run our businesses. Our equipment is evolving as our membership grows and our current set-up includes full process screen printing, fabric yardage printing table, rag rug loom, industrial sewing machine, steamer, home sewing machines, light table, stove, small product photography room, packaging area and upholstery tools.
We offer 15 private unit rentals for professional makers who need a dedicated space to do their work and run their businesses. Units are all approximately 10′ x 10’* and feature a lockable sliding door, open ceilings, and an electrical outlet. Rent is $300/mo with a 12-month lease and $350/mo with a 6 mo lease or $375/mo for a 1-3 mo lease (only one unit designated for short term/project rentals). It includes 24-hour access, wireless, utilities, and access to the communal areas.
Thank you for wanting to join the studio at One-OneThousand. Studio membership is approval based and filling out this application does not guarantee acceptance into One-OneThousand membership. We want this community to be a diverse and curated group of products, perspectives, genres and aesthetics so we’ll review your application based on the following criteria:
- Stage of business
- Quality of product and craftsmanship
- Online presence
- Commitment to being engaged and active in building this community
- Current mix of genres represented
We’ll contact you within 5 business days of your application. If we have availability and it seems like a good fit, we'll follow up to schedule a tour.