Our programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Become A Member
Please note: Memberships are currently available at Podcast Garage Boston only. If you live in D.C., stay tuned!
We aren’t just fans of podcasts here at the Garage. We root for the people behind them.
Making a podcast takes a lot of work and a mountain of faith and commitment to keep it going episode after episode. Most of the time you’re doing it on your own. And with so many media companies and networks now making their own shows, we know independent producers are struggling to find an audience for their stories and make a living.
That’s why we’re excited to present a low-cost monthly membership that provides the time, tools, and community needed to make a show, accessible in the ways that make sense to you.
All of our members are independent producers working on an audio or podcasting project and is:
a producer who isn’t making a living off of their show, i.e. not receiving a regular paycheck to produce their work.
a producer who owns their own show and/or audio projects.
a producer who freelances for stations/podcasts/programs but isn’t fully employed by them.
Please note: We are not a members-only space! Anyone is welcome to book time in our recording studio and attend a workshop or event.
Tune-Up Membership - $35/mo.
Are you ready to start a podcast or strengthen your show?
As a Tune-Up member, you’ll have access to the following:
A 25% discount every time you use the studio. So, one hour is $45 instead of $60. And 30 minutes is $22.50 instead of $30. The more you record, the more you save!
A $10+ discount on all workshops we offer, including a free ticket to our monthly orientation to podcasting.
An invitation to work on your project in our community space. Think of us like a clubhouse. Come in to edit, email, and meet other members during our open hours.
Your photo and the name of your show posted on our website and the wall of our studio.
Access to discounts from our audio and podcasting friends, like an oh-so-useful AIR membership.
A discount when you rent our professional audio field kit for interviews and recordings outside of the studio.
Access to reserve our Community Space for your own events, like a podcast launch or a live recording of your show.
Valuable feedback and advice on your show from our community, including PRX staff, and invites to members-only events.
There’s no commitment once you sign up - you can become a Tune-Up Member for one month or six! It’s up to you. All memberships begin on the first day of each month.
The first step in the process of becoming a Tune-Up Member is to fill out our new member form. At the end of the form, you’ll be able to schedule a 30-minute New Member Tour and chat with Palace, our Community Manager, and Kevin, our Studio & Operations Manager. Even if you have been in our space before, we require that you come in for the tour. At the end of the tour, we’ll set up payment and the start date of your membership!
Our members are independent audio producers in the Boston area. Some shows are still in development and others are regularly publishing new episodes. Grab your headphones and listen!
... and more coming soon!
RENT OUR SPACE
The PRX Podcast Garage hosts more than 100 events a year, including live podcasts, open-mics, comedy shows, panel discussions, and community gatherings. We’re happy to rent our space for public or private events.
Please keep in mind:
The fee to rent our space is $50-100/hour, including set-up and clean-up time.
We have a large (free!) parking lot directly in front of the building.
Our recording studio will be open for booking during your event unless you'd like to use it during the event for recording attendees or tours.
The limit is 45 people for a seated event and 65 people for a standing and/or networking event.
A permit is required to serve alcohol in the space.
To inquire about renting our space for your next event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The walls of our community classroom showcase artists from the Boston art community on a rotating basis.
If you are a local artist interested in exhibiting your work, please review our Call For Artists. We accept proposals on a rolling basis.
Keepers Of The Culture: A Celebration of Vusumuzi Maduna and Ekua Holmes
In our gallery, the works of celebrated local artists Ekua Holmes and Vusumuzi Maduna are in conversation. Their sculptures, masks, and collage-based works are an exploration of ancestral voices, family histories, and the power of hope, faith and self-determination.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Born in Cambridge, sculptor/painter Vusumuzi Maduna (1940 - 2007) spent much of his life as an artist resident of the Gallery at the Piano Factory in Boston. Maduna began his exploration of African culture with a study of African religions which led him to further examine and interpret the traditional embodiment of belief and myth. Educated at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, he was a member of the African American Master Artists in Residency Program of Northeastern University. His work has been exhibited in the MFA and the ICA, as well as in Tokyo and the People’s Republic of China. Yet Maduna returned to the neighborhoods of his childhood to create pieces that remind us of the African heritage that many in the community share. His public installations are located in Cambridge (the Margaret Fuller House, the Cambridge Community Center, The King School) and in the Boston area, including The Judge, in Roxbury.
Ekua Holmes received her BFA in Photography from MassArt in 1977. Remembering a Roxbury childhood of wonder and delight, supported by a nurturing Black community, she considers herself a part of a long continuum of imagemakers. She has created and led workshops, been a visiting artist and lecturer, and held artist residencies in public and private institutions throughout New England. Ms. Holmes currently serves as Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Boston Art Commission, which oversees the placement and maintenance of public works of art on and in city of Boston properties. She is also the Assistant Director in the Center for Art and Community Partnerships at MassArt where she manages and coordinates sparc! the ArtMobile, an art-inspiring, art-transforming vehicle retrofitted to contribute to community based, multidisciplinary arts programming currently focused in the Boston neighborhoods of Mission Hill and Roxbury and Dorchester, MA.
Neighborhood podcast list
The PRX Podcast Garage manages the Neighborhood Podcast List, a crowd-sourced list of local podcasts to promote local shows and introduce Boston listeners to new content.
We encourage podcasts of all sizes made in the Boston area to join the list.