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Susan Beard has been an active member of the Manayunk community and has had her space in the Mill Artist Studios for over 25 years. She has made a career in photography and also building young, up and coming artists.

If you're in need of a beautiful studio setting for photography sessions or film on a seamless backdrop, she has opened up her shooting space for just that!

Building your portfolio, contact to inquire about a portfolio review and a chance to host your own show in our brand new gallery space!

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Permitted Uses Exhibition, Studio Art, Meeting, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Class
Disciplines Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use Call or email to book a time slot. We do have our own events and photoshoots here so give us a few options for times and dates.


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How To Book

Email or call 215.483.1990

Hours Of Operation We run a full time studio Tuesday-Friday from 10am-6pm. Outside of those times will be considered with references.
Rental Policy Rentals: The studio space can be rented for photoshoots, classes, workshops and other events/activities as agreed upon. Equipment in the studio belongs to the studio and is not to be used during rental time. The studio will be rented in one hour blocks of time. Paid rental time periods include time for early arrival (if applicable) and setup/cleanup time. Space may be booked via email or phone. Space is not guaranteed until a deposit is made and the Rental Agreement has been completed and signed by the renter. Renters will pay before the time of each rental period. Renters MUST pay for all studio space before the time it is used. All checks should be written to Susan Beard Design. Renters will receive receipts if requested. Renter assumes all responsibility for the Building during the gathering hours. No smoking anywhere inside the building. No incense or open flames of any sort. All props must have felt padding or protective covering on any part that rests on the floor. Storage: Renters may NEVER leave any equipment, costumes, props or personal belongings anywhere in the studio, hallway or bathroom. Renters may be given a key, which must be dropped in the studio’s mail slot after closing up at the end of your event. A renter will be charged a $75 replacement fee for any key lost or not returned. Security: Each renter assumes responsibility for the security of the space during each rental period. Renters with keys are required to return the space to a secure state upon leaving by locking the door and depositing the key(s) in the studio mail slot. Emergencies: For any emergency situations including accidents, health crises, criminal activities, or fire, call 911. There is no phone available at the studio. It is advised to have a cell phone close at hand. Damage: Each renter will assume full responsibility for any damage caused to any part of the entryway, studio, dressing room, bathroom, stereo equipment, floors, windows, mirrors, walls, ceilings, etc sustained during the renter’s scheduled studio time and time in the studio. Each renter agrees to pay in full for repair or replacement of any item or structure damaged by the renters or by collaborators, students or guests invited to the studio by the renter. Full payment for damage shall be made within ONE MONTH of the damage. Liability: Each renter assumes liability for injury of any persons they invite to the space, including but not limited to: injury to students in the renter’s class, injury to performers or collaborators in the rehearsal, injury to guests or audience members at a showing. Housekeeping: Each renter assumes responsibility for returning the studio to a good state before they leave. All lights, the heater, fans and electrical equipment must be turned off. Trash and litter must be removed to the garbage can by the restroom. Please sweep if necessary, and leave the studio in the best possible condition for the next renter. All renters who were assigned keys must lock up the studio and drop the keys in the studio’s mail slot, or return the keys to the lock box on the door. Parking: One hour street parking is available in the neighborhood as well as a free parking lot. The studio is also within walking distance of the Manayunk/Roxborough Septa train line.
Cancellation Policy Cancellations for rented space can be made within 48 hours for a full refund. 24 hours 1/2 will be refunded and same day cancellations will not be refunded.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Full payment, References, On site meeting, Lease agreement
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Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card, Barter
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Space Dimensions -
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Mirrors, Privacy
Technology Cell service
Flooring Wood
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Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms
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Studio Arts/Maker Equipment Photography

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Free garage/lot parking
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Audience Services Restrooms
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Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Exhibition $100 - - -
Studio Art $100 - - -
Meeting $100 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $100 - - $300
Photo Shoot $100 - - $300
Class $100 - - -

This space was last updated on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 12:08PM