Please note that applications for the Pop-Up Studio program are based on studio vacancy/availability.


The Pop-Up Studio Program is a short-term studio rental for a creative business. This program is an opportunity for creative arts businesses to have a retail, or working studio space for a short-term period of 3-4 months max. The ideal candidate will be a creative business looking for a space to work, display inventory, meet with clients, or complete a new project. The category of candidate could be, but not limited to, the following examples: photographer, video, filmmaking, textiles, hand-made clothing, jewelry, ceramics, and other crafts. The Pop-Up Short Term Studio program is subject to studio availability.

Why Pop-Up your creative business at Arts Warehouse?

  • The Pop-Up artist would have 24/7 access to a private studio space for the duration of the Pop-Up.
  • A physical location to meet new potential clients and buyers.
  • A Creative environment with the visual arts in mind.
  • The short-term commitment is ideal for those smaller creative businesses wanting to try having a physical location before making a longer term commitment.

How is the Pop-Up Program different from the Resident Artist Program?

  • The duration of the studio lease is shorter, only 4 months max.
  • Studio hourly requirements for resident studio artists do not apply to Pop-Up studios.
  • Pop-Up studios are not listed on the Arts Warehouse website as artist profiles.
  • Pop-Up studio tenants are not guaranteed a feature in the AW social media accounts (though there is a good chance they will be!).
  • Pop-Up Studio tenants are not included in a Resident Artist gallery exhibition that may fall during this time.


Applications are submitted via JotForm. Completed applications are reviewed by the CRA Program Director.

The application asks for images, statement, and product or art examples, as well as the asks the following questions:

Application questions:

  • What is the name of your creative business or brand?
  • What medium are you working in?
  • Why is a studio space with the Pop Up Project ideal for your business growth?
  • What will you use the studio space for (editing, creating, selling, etc.) Are there any projects/products you will be working on during your time here?
  • Any specific goals for the Pop Up Residency term?
  • How can we find you online, or social media?
  • Brief Bio (if you have):


  • Pop-Up Rentals will be filled based on studio availability, including the duration of the Pop-Up.
  • Regular and full rental fees apply for the specified studio, and will be paid during the Pop-Up Studio Term on the first of the month by check. Studio rent is by square foot.

Current Pop-Up Studio Artists

Jocelyn Chemel – Studio 1

Jocelyn was born in South Africa during the apartheid era and uses collage, digital photography, tape, paint, and mark making to accentuate the layered nature of her practice. Earlier work reflected her interest in landscape as she used barbed wire in abstracted environments as a symbol of how people were kept out in a divided country. Her current pieces focus on the shifting landscapes of glaciers, what lies beneath, and to draw attention to the instability and fragility of our world.
Jocelyn has been a jewelry designer for 20 years and an art teacher, having taught decorative painting to adults and art to children.
She has taken many courses in design, digital photography, and mixed media at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston as well as courses at Mass College of Art.


Jocelynchemel.com      Instagram        jocelynchemel@gmail.com