exhibition, reading room & studios
A major extension of the initial concept was effected by the opening of the premises at Gutleutstrasse 8–12 in 2008. A further 75 studios were made available here. On the ground floor of the premises are exhibition spaces totaling 350m2 in area. These are used for the exhibition program as well as for events of widely varying formats such as workshops and lecture courses but also presentations and other forms of artistic activity. The reading room has also been located here since 2012.
In line with its continual efforts to improve working conditions for artists in Frankfurt, basis has been active at a third location in Linnéstrasse 3 since September 2012. Here the organization offers further studios for artists from the pure and applied arts. Four large-scale ground-floor studios occupy a total area of around 400m2 in which eight artists are currently working. This most recent extension of its activities together with its Elbestrasse 10 and Gutleutstrasse 8–12 premises means that basis now offers a total of 126 studios and currently supports 151 artists.
studios & project room
Since 2004 basis has offered 45 work and production spaces at Elbestrasse 10 for artists from a wide range of disciplines. In addition to the individually occupied studios there is a project and presentation space. This facility can be used free of charge by occupants of the basis studios after prior arrangement.
Since June 2020, basis has been providing 11 studios as part of an interim use in the former Akademie der Arbeit on the Bockenheim university campus. Use is planned until the end of 2023.