BrightLights Education Initiatives RPAA

Genworth BrightLights Education Center

Genworth BrightLights Education Center

The Genworth BrightLights Education Center serves as the hub for RPAA education programs. It hosts a variety of meetings, workshops and classes offered by RPAA, resident companies, and other arts partners and community organizations.

The BrightLights Education Center boasts a dance studio, a classroom, the Digital Arts Lab, a video production studio, and a spacious lobby. Spaces are available for outside companies and organizations to rent for meetings, workshops and more.

Ovations Dance Studio RPAA

3140 (Ovations Studio)

Spacious dance studio with a full wall of mirrors, dance bars, sprung floors, upright piano, and soundproofing curtains.

Classroom 3138 RPAA

3138 (Classroom) 

Smaller classroom with dry erase board (with & without musical staff), built-in bulletin boards, and windows.

Lobby Gallery RPAA

Lobby 

Features Richmond 34 mural, decorative sofas, chairs, side tables, and an art exhibit hanging system.

  1. Annual requests (long-term or frequent use of 2 or 3 rooms/spaces during the week, or frequent use of 1 or more rooms/spaces per month on weekends) will typically be invoiced on a quarterly basis.

  2. Periodic requests will be invoiced per event following the date of use.

  3. To cancel a reservation, please formally communicate via email to education@rpaalliance.com AT LEAST 24 hours prior to reservation time. Any renters who cancel less than 24 hours from the date/time of reservation will be expected to pay for the reserved space, regardless of whether the space is used.

  4. If requested, RPAA will provide appropriate signage, however, it is the User’s responsibility to provide the language for the signage, as well as to communicate clearly with their participants per location and directions.

  5. Security is provided Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM during the typical performing arts season—September through June. Summer and holiday hours differ, so contact Brianna Allen with further questions.

  6. If you need to reserve outside of these hours, you will be charged for the cost of security at a rate of approximately $18/hour, per ASM policy, with a required minimum of 4 hours.

  7. The RPAA Director of Education & Community Engagement will maintain final decision-making authority on utilization and scheduling of space within the GBLEC.

  1. All Users and participants are required to enter through the 7th Street Security Entrance, and sign in and out with building Security.

  2. For classes and events involving children 18 and under, you are expected to gather all participants at Security and proceed to the third floor together. The same is expected for exiting.

  3. It is expected that the User ensures that participants proceed directly to the 3rd floor and that participants do not meander into other sections of the building.

  4. Renter is expected to communicate procedures for parking, pick-up, and drop-off with all guests related to their rentals. RPAA is not responsible for any tickets and/or citations that may result from a breach in proper procedures.

We will continue to follow the guidance from local, state, and federal agencies including the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All organizations utilizing the Genworth Bright Lights Education Center spaces should follow the most recent guidelines and recommendations from the organizations listed above.

If you are an individual artist please contact education@rpaalliance.com for pricing

Non-Profit Organizations1-4 Hours5-8 Hours9+ Hours
One (1) Classroom$30 flat rate$45 flat rate$60 flat rate
Two – three (2-3) Classrooms$25 per room$40 per room$55 per room
Lobby$20$35$50
For-Profit Organizations1-4 Hours5-8 Hours9+ Hours
One (1) Classroom$75 flat rate$100 flat rate$125 flat rate
Two – three (2-3) Classrooms$60 per room$85 per room$110 per room
Lobby$40$60$100
Additional Charges
DescriptionPriceComment
Room Set-Up Fee$25Please note that a charge of $25 will be applied to all rentals that request a room set-up of chairs/tables/etc. No charge will be made for bare rooms.
Room Clean-Up Fee$25Rooms are expected to be left in the same condition they were at the start of your rental. If this is not found to be the case, a $25.00 charge will be added to your invoice to make the room ready for our next guests. All renters will receive one warning.
Late Notice Service Fee$15Reservations placed within 24 hours of the requested reservation time which require immediate attention will incur an additional service fee.
Meeting A/V Equipment Fee$50This fee covers the set up and use of RPAA’s Smart TV & Video Conferencing equipment for blended (Virtual/In Person) meetings or events.*

*This equipment should not be used unless requested. Regular use of ONLY the Smart TV should also be requested, however RPAA may reduce this fee on a case-by-case basis.
Piano UsageVaries

Use of piano in 3140 – FREE (However, need must be specified when requesting use in 3140.)

Use of piano in any other 3rd floor space – $25.00

Use of piano requiring a move in the elevator** – $100.00
**DO NOT move the piano on your own. Include your need in the room set-up request.

ASM Security Fee$18/hr

If you book outside the regularly scheduled hours, you will be required to pay a security fee of $18/hr.

If you book security in order to enter through the Grace Street Entrance, the fee is $18/hr with a minimum booking slot of four hours.

Digital Arts Lab Studio Pricing Guidelines for Non-Profit and Individual Artists
Package1-4 Hours5-8 HoursDescription
Studio Basic Self-Tape Package$50 flat rate$100 flat rateIncludes room, and use of our Angler 18” Ring Light, Black Curtain Backdrop, Photo Backdrop (White or Gray), and Interfit F5 Three-Head Fluorescent Lighting Kit
Studio Premium PackagePrice variesPrice variesUse of the Studio, all our Studio equipment, and access to our studio professional for recording and editing. This package is available upon request and is pending the availability of our staff.
DAL Studio Training*$25Annual one-time feeMandatory 15-minute training with our staff that must be completed prior to the reservation date. Certification of this training must be reviewed annually.

*Rental of our DAL Studio requires mandatory training

 
Corporate Rates
Usage Fees – GBLEC1-4 Hours5-8 Hours9+ Hours
One (1) Classroom$150 flat rate$200 flat rate$250 flat rate
Two (2) Classrooms$125 per room$175 per room$225 per room
Lobby$100$150$250
Additional Charges
DescriptionPriceComment
Room Set-Up Fee$50Please note that a charge of $25 will be applied to all rentals that request a room set-up of chairs/tables/etc. No charge will be made for bare rooms.
Room Clean-Up Fee$50Rooms are expected to be left in the same condition they were at the start of your rental. If this is not found to be the case, a $25.00 charge will be added to your invoice to make the room ready for our next guests. All renters will receive one warning.
Late Notice Service Fee$30Reservations placed within 24 hours of the requested reservation time which require immediate attention will incur an additional service fee.
Meeting A/V Equipment Fee

$100/td>

This fee covers the set up and use of RPAA’s Smart TV & Video Conferencing equipment for blended (Virtual/In Person) meetings or events.*

*This equipment should not be used unless requested. Regular use of ONLY the Smart TV should also be requested, however RPAA may reduce this fee on a case-by-case basis.
Piano Usage$100Includes use of piano in 3140
Use of piano in any other 3rd floor space – Additional $50.00 fee
Use of piano requiring a move in the elevator –Additional $200.00 fee
**DO NOT move the piano on your own. Include your need in the room set-up request.
ASM Security Fee$18/hr

If you book outside the regularly scheduled hours, you will be required to pay a security fee of $18/hr.

If you book security in order to enter through the Grace Street Entrance, the fee is $18/hr with a minimum booking slot of four hours.
* Thanks to grant funding from the City of Richmond we are able to cover most security fees. If your rental falls outside of the scope of regular use, you will be notified in advance of additional security fees.

To schedule a tour or learn more, please contact Education Assistant Brianna Allen at education@rpaalliance.com.

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