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=SPACE 2021 End Of Year Report

We are so excited to share the second installment of our end of year report! We took 2021 by the reins and soared, it was such an amazing year! And we wanted to share our roses with you!!

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END OF YEAR

REPORT

2021


=SPACE’S MESSAGE

Rafael & Medina, Founders of =SPACE

As 2021 has had its eps and flows, =SPACE

has stood true to our mission: to be a

community leader and anchor for creativity,

innovation, and providing a safe space for all.

We are determined to continue working with

amazing community based organizations in

our city and expand our programming. Our

goal is to continue to help those businesses

and artists who are within our walls, and

welcome more people into our sharespace

community. We look forward to what 2022

may bring and how we can better support the

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community, in the City

of Newark and beyond!

Medina

Rafael

During 2021 =SPACE added to its inventory,

coinciding with our membership growth.

To provide complementary services, we are

building our mentorship and advisement

opportunities for our community to ensure

they are supported.We have dedicated

ourselves to provide more amenities to

our Spacers like FitSPACE, a gym with a

personal trainer to help address the increased

mental/physical health concerns for the

entrepreneurial community at large. While

these improvements and additions are being

made throughout the year, =SPACE has

continued to implement Covid protocols to

keep all members of the community safe and

healthy, because we care about you. We are

looking forward to what the future holds for

our community members.

Jonathan

Jonathan, Operations Manager of =SPACE


TAKE YOUR SPACE

=SPACE illuminates an atmosphere of creativity with

multicultural business owners. Headquartered in the City

of Newark, we have been operating for seven years,

delivering resources, programming, and a strong network.

AMENITIES:

AMBASSADOR TESTIMONIAL

“To be an ambassador for =Space is to be on a

spaceship headed for success while your family

cheers you on. I can’t think of a better place

to operate Circulate and watch our business

flourish amongst the rest of the blossoming

businesses that this space hosts.”

Olivia Kyser is the Co-founder of Circulate, a brand new platform

dedicated to the increased circulation of the dollar in black

communities by helping others discover black owned businesses

& professionals.


THANK YOU

RORSHACH

COLLECTIVE

=SPACE partnered with The Rorshach Collective to develop a permanent exhibition

celebrating local Latiné artists, called HIDDEN VOICES. Their collection of works

represents the melding of personal traumas, healing and socio-political views of two

artists with very distinct styles. Like many artists from the inner city, their intention is to

act as conduits that channel both the beauty and grit of their surroundings. Ultimately,

the goal is to focus the resulting chaos into something serene and hopefully

provocative. Rorshach wanted to highlight a powerful woman who actively brings

change and opportunity to artists of the city. They want to remind people of the divine

feminine power that makes Newark one of a kind.

ARTIST

STATEMENT

“Similar to to the the Rorschach Test

Test

inkblots used used by by psychologists

to to gauge personality and and

emotional functioning, art art

is is open open to to interpretation.

However, regardless of of how how

vague we we may may intend to to be be

as as artists, we we do do create with with

intent, with with an an emotion we we

are are trying to to instill. instill. Our Our work work

is is driven by by narratives that, that, we we

hope, hope, leave leave enough room room for for

vastly vastly different interpretations.

We’re We’re always inspired by by new new

perspectives of of our our work, work, so so

we we emphasize the the question: … …

what what do do you you see?”


THRIVING

DURING

COVID

COVID is still impacting most small

businesses, and has caused entrepreneurs

to redevelop their business goals and

development. This also impacted the way

we catered to entrepreneurs.

=SPACE has expanded, with over 18,000

sq. ft. of space. We have formatted our

space to host more suites to encourage

safe workplace distance while

encouraging connection with our

common space amenities.

=SPACE managed to develop its

second city-wide week-long

conference, Small Business Week. We

hosted everything from courses to

luncheons, helping 80+ local small

businesses build up various skills.

PROGRAMMING IN 2021

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

25+

1.8K+

30+

100%

Hosted Events

Total Number of Attendees

Guest Speakers

Free Programming

This was everyone’s first hybrid year in the era of COVID, and we were able to do so many things because of

the amazing people we partnered with. We want to give them a special thank you for helping =SPACE crush

2021 in the best way possible:


CONTACT US:

iamequal@equalspace.co

www.equalspace.co

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