Shunpike is excited to launch a new partnership with Skanska, as facilitators of a dedicated 1,100 sq. ft. workshop, rehearsal, and presentation space at 2+U, in downtown Seattle. The Studio is created with underserved creative communities in mind, those most affected by gentrification and displacement, and is available at no cost to selected musical and movement artists who have had difficulty practicing under COVID-19 restrictions. It is an opportunity for musicians and dancers to be loud and expansive again, which has been difficult to accomplish when stuck at home with neighbors.

We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Make|Room: featuring music and movement at the Studio at 2+U by local artists. Video produced by Shunpike.


2+U is a 38-story high skyscraper office building located in Seattle’s Central Business District occupying most of the city block bounded by First and Second Avenue with spectacular views to the south, east, and west. At 2+U, you’re steps away from local restaurants, Pioneer Square, The Waterfront, and entertainment that makes Seattle unique, paired with 2+U’s Urban Village, 2+U is the best the city has to offer. Found below the lifted office tower, the Urban Village is Seattle’s newest outdoor, open-air, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood experience with flexible indoor/outdoor retail and events that celebrate the surrounding arts and creative community.


The Studio is a dedicated space within the Urban Village for the local arts community to practice, perform, and exhibit their work.


  • 1100 square feet
  • hardwood floors
  • single restroom
  • Bluetooth-enabled sound system

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, The Studio is being restricted to a practice space at this time.