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Opportunities Available at The Forge

Innovation Begins With You

The Forge is focused on building a culture of innovation and diversity in our community. This building is designed to attract artists alongside engineers, students, and educators. The strength and sustainability of our facility will be built on the collaboration and partnerships we bring to the table.

Incubator Spaces

WHAT IS AN INCUBATOR SPACE?

An incubator space is a space available for lease at less than market values to area entrepreneurs to bring their ideas from back-of-the-napkin to reality!

6 Entrepreneur Work Stations

  • 100 Sq. Ft.
  • Rates TBD by current market rate, by sq.ft. per year at a 1-year lease

1 Small Incubator Space

  • 400 Sq. Ft.
  • Rates TBD by current market rate, by sq.ft. per year at a 3-year lease

4 Medium Incubator Spaces

  • 1,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Rates TBD by current market rate, by sq.ft. per year at a 3-year lease

1 Large Incubator Space

  • 1,200 Sq. Ft.
  • Rates TBD by current market rate, by sq.ft. per year at a 3-year lease

Application to lease an incubator space:

  1. View and Submit Online Application Form HERE
  2. Done!

OR

  1. Print and Fill out Hardcopy Application HERE
  2. Drop off Application and Payment at The Forge

Once your application has been submitted, staff will review your application and determine whether or not The Forge is a right fit for you and your entrepreneurial journey. If your application was accepted, we will call you to schedule a consultation, tour, and more! It is at this consultation where you will sign the lease agreement and walk through the payment process.
Payment Methods: Credit/Debit cards online, Cash/Check in-person

Classroom

WHAT IS The Forge Classroom?

The Forge Classroom is a space designed for group meetings, classes, and trainings. Priority will go to MN North Colleges, NEXT Career Pathways, or our entrepreneurs that are leasing the space. On days where the classroom is not being used, we are going to be renting it out for your team's next meeting!

Dimensions: 912 Sq. Ft. (25' x 35.5')

Capacity: 55 People

Access: With Rental of the classroom, you will also gain access to The Forge Lounge, WiFi, and the BenQ System. Your class and trainer can also utilize and/or train on all the heavy equipment on the North Side of The Forge once they are properly trained in on the equipment.

Rates: $200 full-day rental ($100 half-day rental). You can also add coffee and water bottles for an extra charge of $50 for your group's convenience.

Call Amanda Lamppa, IEDC & The Forge Project Manager at 218-259-6611.

 

She will assist you in working on availability, getting contracts signed, and payments invoiced. Payments will be due upon receipt. 

Community Artist Space

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY ARTIST SPACE?

A community artist space is a space available with the payment of a monthly access fee. The Forge will assist artists in their creative process by offering a space to breathe, plan, and CREATE!

1 Community Artist Space

  • 700 Sq. Ft.
  • Monthly Access Fees and availability is still TBD

How to apply to lease a community artist space:

  1. View PDF of Application Here
  2. Print and Fill out Application
  3. Drop off at The Forge

Once your application has been submitted, staff will review your application and determine whether or not The Forge is a right fit for you and your creative journey. If your application was accepted, we will call you to schedule a consultation, tour, and more! It is at this consultation where you will sign the lease agreement and walk through the payment process.

Training Center 

PLEASE STAY TUNED! MORE INFORMATION TO COME!

Have questions about our opportunities and application process?