THE MEDIUM IS AN ARTIST-LED PROJECT OF CACHE DEDICATED TO REMOVING BARRIERS BETWEEN CREATIVES, THEIR WORK, AND THEIR AUDIENCES BY PROVIDING ACCESSIBLE STUDIO, REHEARSAL, PERFORMANCE, AND EXHIBITION SPACE IN SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS.
WHO WE ARE
We are an inclusive space for expression, experimentation, and creative risk-taking led by a team of practicing artists. The Medium is built with the intention to adapt, respond, and evolve with the creative needs of our community.
- We believe everyone deserves to learn, grow, and advance through the artistic process.
- We value collaboration and the exchange of different perspectives to support the creativity in all of us.
- We believe there should be no technical, spatial, or social barriers between creatives and their vision, growth, and work.
The Medium is a radically inclusive venue for creative expression that offers affordable and equitable access to space for artists of all backgrounds.
To facilitate inclusive participation, support, and progress by enabling connections for all people through the arts.
WHO WE ARE
The Medium follows a legacy of art and theater in Downtown Springdale, occupying one of the longest-standing independent arts venues in Northwest Arkansas.
The Medium is located at 214 South Main Street in Springdale, Arkansas. This 25,000 square foot performing and visual arts space houses a blackbox theater, 371-seat theater, green rooms, traditional gallery spaces, classrooms, and a flexible studio space. Each of these spaces are made available as part of our effort to expand equity, inclusion, and expression across artistic disciplines.
LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH SPACE
Are you interested in renting The Medium for your creative project, curious about venue costs, or have a wild idea you’d like to run past our team? Fill out the form below and one of our staff members will follow up with you.
CREATIVE EXCHANGE FUND (CXF)
At CACHE, we understand that the creative process takes time, money, and affordable space to work. The Creative Exchange Fund (CXF) invests in creatives by providing funding, professional development, and free space to take creative risks.
2023-2024 applications open from June 12 – July 17, 2023
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The Medium is a radically inclusive space that welcomes everyone with love and compassion. No matter who you are, what your story is, where you’re from, or how you identify, we welcome you with open arms and will work hard to ensure that you have a pleasant experience during your visit.
The Medium remains committed to inclusivity and ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities while continually improving the user experience for everyone given the parameters of our historic space. Here is what to expect when you visit The Medium and the accommodations we’re able to offer:
Parking & Wheelchair Access
There is a designated handicap parking space at the front entrance, located on the east side of the building. There are three additional designated parking spaces available in our large parking lot adjacent to the building to the north. Each of these locations provides ADA accessible routes that lead to our front entrance, foyer, and restrooms. There is additional street parking available on Grove Avenue to the south. Our front entrance is not equipped with automatic doors, but a phone number is listed for immediate assistance.
The Medium welcomes all service animals. If you have any questions about this policy or need assistance in planning your visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restrooms are located near the front entrance and have wheelchair-accessible stalls, toilets, hand-rails and sinks.
Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding are healthy ways to feed infants and provide many benefits to families and communities. The Medium supports breast and chestfeeding families and has space available to comfortably pump and feed your baby. Please find a staff member for assistance or email Thalia@cachecreate.org for more information.
For rights and resources, please visit, Arkansas Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Rights and Resources
The Medium has several rooms available for programming. Light and sound varies throughout our facility and depends greatly on the program you plan to attend. Please visit our website or social media for details on the program you’re attending or contact email@example.com for questions around auditory and lighting sensitivities. Our semi-private Gathering Room is attached to the Main Gallery and is a quiet space available that’s equipped with two adjustable lamps and a blue-light night light for low-lighting needs.
Our theater seating is no doubt outdated and we have plans to accommodate a more diverse seating system in the future. Currently, our theater is wheelchair accessible with seating available for up to 4 wheelchairs at a time on the floor level with designated seating on each end of the first row. Additional theater seating is available by large platform-like stair steps with low-light and railing.
Open to the public: Tuesday – Thursdays: 10am – 5pm
By Appointments only: Monday & Friday
Always open during public events
We are closed on all federal & Public Holidays