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ABOUT REC

REC (Resources for Every Creator) is an ecosystem that exists to empower independent creators to build sustainable and scalable businesses. Part creative incubator, part creative agency, REC is a community, digital application and physical space designed and dedicated to providing creators with the tools, resources and education to fully cultivate their passions.

REC opens December 2019. You can sign up today at recphilly.com/join

    • Monday: 10am-12am
    • Tuesday: 10am-12am
    • Wednesday: 10am-12am
    • Thursday: 10am-12am
    • Friday: 10am-2am
    • Saturday: 10am-2am
    • Sunday: 11am-11pm

901 Market Street, Suite 2120, Philadelphia PA 19107

We are on the corner of 9th & Market, above Burlington Coat Factory

REC’s North Philly location is currently shut down as we transition into our new home at 9th & Market. The North Philly location does not have a date yet to reopen.

REC Members must be 16 years and older. Members who are 16 or 17 must sign-up with an adult over the age of 25. 

Non-Members need to purchase a Day Pass in order to use Private Studios

    • Members can bring guests to REC when booking a Private Studio. 
    • Members can bring as many guests as the Private Room holds capacity
    • Guests can not use coworking space or any other studio other than the one the member booked. 
    • Members can bring a +1 to REC Programming

REC has our own After Hours private entrance. Head North on 9th Street (from Market), and once Burlington Coat Factory ends – you’ll see REC’s Front Door.

There will be an intercom system — ring that, and let them know you’re here for REC. Up the steps 1 level & you’re all set.

We are directly on the corner of 9th & Market above Burlington Coat Factory. Enter through the Fashion District’s main entrance at 9th & Market. Go directly up the escalator & make a right. Walk down the corridor and REC is on the right.

No. While REC comes from a background in working mainly with musicians, with REC’s new space – we are now able to accommodate all types of creatives. Painters, Dancers, Videographers, Photographers, Podcasters, and more. Come see for yourself.

There’s plenty of paid parking lots around the area. Street parking is also available (but sometimes difficult to find). We recommend public transportation via Septa into Jefferson Station. 

MEMBERSHIP

Glad you asked. You can sign-up at recphilly.com/join. Or you can schedule a tour at recphilly.com/tour & sign-up in person. 

Credits are the main difference. You get more & more credits for each membership level. You also unlock exclusive events with different membership tiers — such as Industry Office Hours (Level Up) & Creative Coaching (All In)

This is an opportunity to sit with a REC Executive in an intimate setting to get all of your creative entrepreneur questions answered

REC is open for all creatives that are over the age of 16, who are ready to take the next step in their creative journey.

Yes, all Members are charged monthly and automatically with the card they put on file from when they first signed up. 

Non-Member Day Passes are available for Non-Members. This gives you access to REC’s facility until 11:59pm on the day you purchased your pass. 

Day Passes get Non-Members access to the coworking space & any available private studios. Day Passes allow Non-Members to attend REC programming that might be happening that night. 

While we recommend taking a tour of REC and speaking with a REC Staff Member before signing up – you can still sign-up for REC online without taking a tour. 

All memberships are for individuals only. We want to empower each individual as their own creative entrepreneur – ensuring they are receiving all of the benefits REC has to offer. 

Using your App, you can submit for cancellation, where you will need to speak with REC Staff in order to officially cancel your membership. 

CREDITS

Our private studios rentals are operated by our credit system. These credits can be used to reserve studio time at a designated credit rate per hour for the respective room. Credits can be used (and additional Credits can be purchased) via REC’s new app.

Yes. Members can purchase “Credit Packs” for $30, which comes with 4 Credits. 

Monthly credits do not carry over. Any credits that are purchased via Credit Packs do carry over. 

EQUIPMENT

See full equipment list here

No. All equipment at REC can only be used at REC’s space. If you are interested in using equipment out of REC’s space, visit our equipment rental partners for discounts on equipment rentals.

It depends on the equipment. Most of the equipment comes complimentary with membership – but some pieces of equipment will cost additional credits.

Using your REC App or visit REC’s Inventory Center to check-out equipment.

Members are eligible to use most equipment at REC. Some of REC’s equipment you must be certified to use. Certifications come from Training Sessions at REC. 

No storage is available at this time

Yes! Pull up on 9th Street and enter through REC’s After Hours door to access the elevator. 

RETAIL

The Retail Store will be open when the Fashion District is open. 

Monday-Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

Our dedicated retail store acts as a physical & digital marketplace selling the products of REC, our Members & Community Partners. This is your go-to place for creative resources including: Coffee, Clothing, Art Supplies, Gear + Media Equipment, Music + Books, Event Tickets, and more. 

All Members can submit to be featured in the Shop, but not all Members are guaranteed to be featured. Members must submit an application & will go through a qualification process to be selected. 

While REC’s Store is dedicated to selling products from Members, applications are open for non-members to submit for placement. Application here. 

REC Programming at The REC Room is free for members.

You’ll want to submit through the Shop’s application process here. 

All details between REC & Members for the Shop can be found in the Consignment agreement here.

BOOKING

Use REC’s App. Click “Book a Room”. Select your room, date/time, and you’re all set!

Booking a Private Studio does not automatically come with a Specialist (Engineer, Videographer, etc). Members can select “Yes” when asked if you need a Specialist while booking through the app. When selecting “Yes” you will be notified by REC to connect you with another Member who qualifies. 

Members will need to pay the Specialist they are connected to directly. REC is not involved in any Specialist payments. 

Members can also search the Member Directory for Specialists, and send the Member a Direct Message using the App. 

 

Nope! Coworking is first come, first serve. 

No. Meditation Rooms are first come, first serve. 

 

Absolutely. The Podcasting Studio is available just like all other Private Rooms. 

Hit the Job & Opportunity Board to browse gigs in your area specifically
curated for your skill set. From paid gigs to collaborative opportunities, browse & post to our community.

Yep! The Live Nation Stage can be booked for bands to practice. 

 

Yes – as long as scheduling permits.

Private Rooms can be booked at a maximum of 4 Hours per Session.

Private Rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks in advance. 

 

All members must be 18 years of age or older.

Members own EVERYTHING that they create. All their music, all of their content…everything.

WORKSPACE

As long as REC is open, and there is not an Event being hosted in the space, Members can use the Workspace as much as they’d like. There is no limit, or credits, for using the Workspace. 

The Workspace provides Wifi, Tables, Chairs, Lounge Furniture, Projector, Community Kitchen (Fridge, Microwave), Filtered Water, and Community Printer

The Workspace becomes unavailable when an event is happening in this space. If the event is happening after Mall hours (after 8pm), REC will convert the Retail Shop into a small Workspace for Members. 

EVENT SPACE

Members can submit Event ideas via this application. There are no guarantees for Members to host events in the main event space. Typically REC will accept 1-2 events submitted by Members each month. 

REC opens the main event space to be rented by Non-Members. Pricing for event rentals can be found here for non-members. 

No. The Event Space is independently owned and operated by REC. 

REC APP

Search “REC Philly” in the App Store to download the app.

You can also go to: app.recphilly.com to access it on your phone or on your desktop

REC’s new application allows you to access all things REC, optimizing your creative journey. From booking studios, to connecting with other artists, to RSVPing to events — you’ll want to make sure you have this tool handy at all times. 

Members will need to pay the Specialist they are connected to directly. REC is not involved in any Specialist payments. 

Members can also search the Member Directory for Specialists, and send the Member a Direct Message using the App. 

 

Members need the App to create their Profile, Book Private Studios, RSVP for REC Events, and to connect with other Members. They can also access the Jobs & Opportunities Board, explore Partnership Perks, and access the educational curriculum & how-to materials REC offers. 

Yep! Head over to app.recphilly.com 

REC PROGRAMMING

Yes! REC Programming is free for Members (and a +1). 

New member orientation designed to ensure you get the most out of your REC membership. Here you will learn about the program, pitch/perform for our agency team and set goals with a creative coach.

A four hour collaborative session where you’ll connect with community members, explore the studios & leave your comfort zone while executing a creative challenge.

Each season, you’ll get to check back in with a creative coach to measure your progress and set new goals for the upcoming season.

Our program operates on a six month season schedule format. Each season, creators get to work with a creative coach to set goals to be achieved by the end of the season while leveraging REC’s educational, social & collaborative programming + resource base.

Yes, most events are open to non-members. Non-members pay a ticket fee per event (price depends on the event). 

REC AGENCY

Our community-driven creative agency provides businesses, brands, & thoughts leaders a unique approach to creative services by facilitating collaboration with local artists & community members. AKA – we get our members paid from local & national businesses looking for creative work.

Agency gigs can be found on the Job Board. Members can apply for all Jobs & Opportunities they feel they are eligible for. REC’s Agency & Membership team filter through applications and will contact you directly if you are being considered for a gig. 

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