PUBLIC SPACE ONE is an artist-run, nonprofit arts organization that aims to:
• provide an independent, innovative, diverse, and inclusive space for making and presenting art
• provide cultural educational opportunities, and
• advocate for the importance of art in everyday life for any and everyone.
SPACE & RESOURCES
We are located at 120 N. Dubuque St. in the lower level of the Wesley building in Iowa City.
Our space is available to the community for public events such as screenings, readings, community meals, workshops, performances, and most especially, your crazy project/idea. We have community and institutional rates and remain committed to working with groups and individuals who need affordable space for one-time or ongoing events. Our PA system, digital projector, and kitchen are also available for use in association with scheduled events. PS1 is an all-ages and substance-free venue.
WORK WITH US
Get involved with Public Space One by showing up to open hours, events, or meetings or contacting us via phone or email. We are open from 1-4p on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday (check the calendar to confirm). At that time, a person (or a few) will be here, the gallery is open, and we are generally available for inquiries, tours, project meetings, etc.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our board of directors is: Jeremy Chen, Lauren Evans, Emily Jalinsky, Sayuri Sasaki Hemann, Matt Steele, Hannah Givler, Jen P. Harris, Anthony Manning, Anaïs Duplan, Mary Claire Becker, and Donte' Hayes. Board meetings are monthly and are open to the public.
Why are you in a church basement?
We actually aren’t. We rent our space from the Wesley Foundation. They are affiliated with the Methodist Church (and some church groups hold services here), but it is a campus ministries building open to many different communities.
What are your hours?
We have open hours weekly on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 1-4pm for gallery viewing, general space inquiries, and project meetings. The IC Press Co-op, our community print/book studio, is open Thursdays 4-8pm. and Saturdays 12-4pm. (Check our calendar to confirm!) Our lobby is open whenever the building is open and you can check out the zine library and calendar.
How do I get involved?
Show up to an event, meeting, or open hours or contact us (see below). We go out of our way to be available!
gallery team & residency :: gallery [at] publicspaceone [dot] com
music :: performance [at] publicspaceone [dot] com
printshop :: icpresscoop [at] publicspaceone [dot] com
studios, kitchen, & space rental :: info [at] publicspaceone [dot] com
collaborative work group :: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ps1projects
volunteer listserv :: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ps1volunteers
general info :: info [at] publicspaceone [dot] com or call John E (Director) :: 319.855.1985
PS1 Sustaining Members (join us here!)
Our programs have been supported by grants from:
IN THE NEWS
"Meet the man behind one of Iowa City's most diverse spaces", Nina Elkadi, Press-Citizen (7/10/17)
"Nasty Women art exhibit coming to Iowa City", Zach Berg, Press-Citizen (2/15/17)
"State grant to support I.C. program for black artists", Holly Hines, Press-Citizen (6/22/17)
"Space (or Iowa City) is the place: inside the new Center for Afrofuturist Studies" Carey Dunne, Hyperallergic (3/9/2016)
"Worlds Collide at the Center for Afrofuturist Studies" Antwuan Sargent The Creators Project (2/8/16)
"New Center for Afrofuturist Studies brings Iowa City to the intersection of race, art and technology" Genevieve Trainor, Little Village (1/21/16)
"IC art group grows with 'no sugar-coating' attitude", Richard Hakes, Press Citizen
"Art's labor found", Tessa Solomon, Daily Iowan (1/21/16)
"New Public Space One exhibit explores the relationship between art and work", Genevieve Heinrich, Little Village (12/9/15)
"A Marriage of Art", Tessa Solomon, Daily Iowan (9/17/15)
"Public Space One hosts final exhibition before relocating", Brett Karlan, Daily Iowan (June 20, 2013)
"ARTicle: Interview with PS1 director John Engelbrecht", Brian Prugh, Little Village (3/15/13)
"Six of our favorite performances at Public Space One", Drew Bulman, Little Village (3/9/13)
"Collaborative art exhibit at Public Space One", Julia Jessen, Daily Iowan (9/29/11)