Connective Corridor Offers Portable Production Equipment

October 14, 2010

Connective Corridor Offers Portable Production Equipment to Local Artists, Organizations

September 27, 2010

The Connective Corridor is now offering an inventory of portable production equipment for local artists and organizations to use to produce and present public programs and performances along the Corridor. Worth an estimated $75,000, the equipment was purchased with state grant monies secured by the Corridor. Syracuse Stage serves as equipment manager/storage facility for Corridor Production Equipment, which includes sound, lighting and projection packages, as well as pipe and drape.

“This program provides a great opportunity for the city’s art and cultural venues to access high-quality equipment and to further elevate the level of public performance in the area,” says Robbi Farschman, director of the Corridor. “There are numerous creative folks out there who are eager to share their talents, and the Connective Corridor is excited to be a partner in that. This is definitely a boon for the Corridor and a sign of good things to come!”

Dianna Angell, assistant production manager for Syracuse Stage and production manager for the Syracuse University Department of Drama (housed in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts), says that managing Corridor Production Equipment was a natural fit for the theater complex, as it is one of more than 30 cultural venues along the Corridor and a central, recognizable location.

For a small, nominal contribution, artists and organizations that meet a set of requirements may use Corridor Production Equipment. The nominal charge will be used as a depreciation fee to repair and/or replace equipment in the future. The contribution has been kept to a minimum to assure access by smaller organizations.

A complete set of requirements for equipment usage is available and explained in full detail on the Corridor website, under the “Equipment” tab. The tab also includes a complete list of inventory, the Terms of Use Agreement and the Use Agreement and Application.

In addition, artists and organizations using Corridor Production Equipment are asked to publically recognize, at some point in their programming, that equipment in use is provided through an agreement with the Connective Corridor.