Mascher Coop

Mascher Space is a home for new performance in Philadelphia.

Artist imagined, artist founded, artist shared and run, Mascher provides space that is affordable and versatile. Mascher operates on cooperative principles; community is built through resource-sharing that supports Artists-in-Residence at all stages of their careers and lines of research. Our model cultivates wild experimentation, deep problem-solving, and a continuity of creative practice that extends beyond the moment of performance. Proudly based in Kensington, Mascher is committed to meaningful engagement with our geographic community.

There is no aesthetic criteria for membership.

Membership benefits include:

  • The chance to work cooperatively with other local artists through consensus based decision-making
  • 16 hours per month of studio space to use for rehearsal, class, performance – whatever you like
  • Discounts and priority registration for Mascher-based workshops
  • Fiscal sponsorship

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We at Mascher are dancers and artists who are fucking wild about what

happens to our bodies, minds, souls, and communities when we dedicate

ourselves to making dance and movement art.





file15Zornitsa Stoyanova (Past Member) performing at Mascher Space. Photo by Bilwa, from the Rashamon Series