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The Barn

56 2nd Street
Albany, NY 12210

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46-48 North Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210



Application for Housing

The application below is specifically for a live/work apartment at Academy Lofts. Your application will be subject to review by Albany Housing Authority for accuracy and compliance with low-income housing regulations. If you meet the income qualifications for low-income housing, your application will be passed on to an Artist Selection Committee to be scheduled for a brief interview regarding your involvement in the creative arts and in your community. Please note your family size and income should reflect only those who would be living in the rental unity at Academy Lofts! 

If you would like to attend an informational session about the complete application process, please contact us at (518) 935-4858 for a schedule of upcoming sessions or view the Application Process.

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Application for Work-Only Studio

Work-studios are available in a variety of sizes from 100-300+ square feet and include secure storage and 24-7 access via a key card system. Studios will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with a six month minimum lease required on private studios.

If you are a musician/band/instructor and are interested in hourly rental of our rehearsal suites, please e-mail or call 518.935.4858 for more details.

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  • Specify hourly, weekly or monthly
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Application for Rehearsal Suite

Rehearse at The Barn!

Bring your band, vocal ensemble, or independent music students* to The Barn! Rehearsal suites are affordable, starting at $15/hour**

Equipped studio is ready for a 4-5 piece band to plug  and play with brand new equipment from brands you know and love:

  • QSC k12 12” active speakers
  • Yamaha MG16XU 16 channel mixer with effects
  •  Shure SM58 LC vocal microphones
  •  KORG SP280 keyboard 88 key weighted 30 onboard sounds with pedal stand and music rest
  • Fender ’68 customer deluxe reverb guitar amp
  •  Marshall DSL 40c guitar amp;
  • Hartke VX3500 4 x 10 bass amp; and
  • Gretsch Catalina 5 piece drum set complete with high hat stand,  2 cymbal stands, snare stand, kick pedal, throne and 16”, 20” 14” high hat Kasa cymbals.

*special rates available for vocal/instrumental instruction
**2 hr minimum on all suites

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Apply To Exhibit Your Work

Please use the form below to submit your information and we will respond as soon as possible.

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