H-Space is a multidisciplinary start-up space for arts organizations and creative entrepreneurs that provides a flexible platform to experiment and engage the community with new ideas that might be outside the scope of existing exhibition or performing spaces in Washington, D.C.  

With an emphasis on innovation, H-Space aims to foster opportunities for new businesses, creative entrepreneurs, arts organizations, and rising DC movers-and-shakers to design, implement and manage a temporary brick and mortar presence as they continue to develop and fine-tune their business models and ideas. 


Why Rent at H-Space?


In addition to seeking projects that value and engage the community,
H-Space staff works with project organizers and businesses to build on existing relationships and foster new relationships between you, the neighborhood, city and your H-Space yearly cohort through community outreach, marketing and additional programming. We want H-Space to be a launch pad for your project to extend beyond your time at H-Space so we will help with networking and connect you to resources that your specific project needs to continue to thrive outside of H-Space.


As the cost for space continues to rise in Washington, DC young entrepreneurs have limited opportunities to test out their markets.
H-Space offers short term, below market rents determined through a variable structure based on project and business type.

  • ARTIST PROJECT:    $1176/month (*40%)

  • NON-PROFIT:         $1765/month (*60%)

  • BUSINESS:               $2354/month (*80%)

*% of the standard retail space rental rate in the Shaw/ U Street Corridor

The Neighborhood

H-Space is located in the historic Greater U Street/Shaw neighborhood. Known as a cultural hub throughout Washington’s history and a growing business and arts neighborhood, U Street/ Shaw is the optimal location for a growing business or arts organization that seeks to encourage creativity and experimentation, with a focus on public interaction.

The Building

H-Space is a part of the ArtView Condominium project, a LEED Gold building singularly conceived to integrate fine art and working artists into an urban condominium community.



*click here to download a pdf version of this map

*click here to download a pdf version of this map

The Space


706 Square Feet

Measurements in inches Window height: 68 inches Height to bottom of window: 36 inches


High-speed Wifi
Garbage Pick-up