Frequently Asked Questions

Is Spaceworks Tacoma a non-profit?
Spaceworks Tacoma is a program of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.  Any donations to Spaceworks Tacoma are charitable contributions (and may be tax-deductible) through the Chamber Foundation a 501(c)3.

Who supports Spaceworks Tacoma?
Operational support and funding comes from the City of Tacoma, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber (in-kind), property owners (in-kind), government and foundation grants, and  private donors (like you!). We are seeking always seeking funders, volunteers, and more properties to strengthen and grow the program.

Where is Spaceworks Tacoma located?
The Spaceworks Tacoma office is located in the Chamber offices  at 950 Pacific Ave, Suite 300 in downtown Tacoma.

How is Spaceworks Tacoma administered?
Staffing for Spaceworks Tacoma includes a Manager, Program Coordinators, a Development Coordinator, and a Communications Coordinator, plus additional in-kind professional staff  at the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to insure successful administration.

Who oversees the program?
Spaceworks Tacoma is guided by a steering committee made of representatives from the partnering agencies (City of Tacoma and Chamber) and stakeholders interested in the growth of Tacoma’s creative micro-business community.

How do you choose participants?
Participation is competitive. Applications are received and processed by Spaceworks staff and then reviewed by a panel who select the artists and entrepreneurs based on quality of work, strength of proposal, appropriateness for the available spaces, readiness to succeed, and relationship to the mix of other participants. Click here to learn how to apply.

Have other questions that haven’t been answered here?  Contact Spaceworks Manager, Heather Joy at 253.682.1722 or heatherj@tacomachamber.org for more information.