Residency Terms & Guidelines

We are so delighted to welcome you to our Workspace Residency . It is important that everyone adhere to these terms and guidelines or risk losing their space in the Residency.

Use this link to sign the Release of Liability Form first, then submit and pay below.

July 1 – August 25, 2019

  • Residency Liaison: Max Schmidt is our ECOCA A.I.R. liaison. Email him with any concerns and other issues — For general facility needs (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels, broken bulb, etc), Residents should contact Max and he will purchase these items and deliver them to the center. Any other issues such as water, etc., please contact Max.

  • Residency Hours: The hours are 8 am – 10 pm. No one is allowed in the building outside of these hours. Resident meetings are weekly unless otherwise scheduled. All residents must come in and out of the side door on the left-hand side of the building. If you must leave the building, please take the key with you.

  • Sign in and sign out sheet: Please use the sign in and sign out sheet each time you arrive and leave the building. This way each resident will know who is in the building.

  • Facilities Management: Bob Keating who works for our landlord, ACES/ECA, checks on our building space once a week. Please see his pic in the binder.

  • Parking: On street parking is available on Trumbull Street and on Lincoln Street. The meters require funds up until 9 pm. You can download the GoNewHaven app and use it to refill the meter. Please do not park in the little driveway on the right-hand side of the building at any time.

  • Liability Forms: All residents must sign the liability form.

  • Garbage: Pick-up is on Tuesday mornings and must go out on Monday night. Please locate the pails in the downstairs and upstairs bathrooms, and in the kitchen area. If they are full, please take out trash and replace with a plastic bag which are in the kitchen.

  • Accessible Areas: Residents are not allowed in the following areas: B&P studio, basement, third floor, second floor apartment off of the Lounge space, and the office/supply room adjacent to the Study space.

  • Chairs: Extra chairs are located behind the false wall in the big room at the top of the stairs.

  • Brush & Palette Studio: Please do not borrow or remove any of their property.

  • No smoking in the building.

  • Drilling: Do not drill any holes in the wall/woodwork of any kind without written (via email or physical writing) permission from Debbie.

  • Tarps: must be brought in to cover the floors in your space. Please keep in mind that you are required to return your space back to the way you received it.

  • Panhandlers: We have a few on Trumbull Street who may try to enter the Gallery. Please do not let them in to use the facilities.

  • Wi-Fi: There is no wi-fi in the building and find that if you have Xfinity or ATT  as a provider, you can access easily with your account information.

  • Public Programming: Thursdays from 5 – 8 pm ECOCA is open for residency programming and events. This is the only time the ECOCA is open to the public. The front doors should remain closed and locked at all times except Thursdays 5 – 8 pm for public programming.

  • Backyard: Use of the outside space can be accessed from 9 am – 5 pm every day of the week, with extended hours until 8 pm Thursdays. Keep in mind ECOCA is in a business/residential zone.

  • Residency Binder: All residents and staff pics are located in the Residency Binder on the table in the front office area. Please add any other information about yourself including your phone number and anything else you think is important if someone needs to contact you.

  • ECOCA Equipment and Facilities Use: The Micca and Projector in Gallery 8 are available to Residents by sending a request to Max. Residents may use the HP Printer in the front room office space by connecting to the USB. There is a refrigerator in the kitchen for Residents. Please clean out brushes in the backyard or in the kitchen sink only. Keep in mind this is a communal space. Do not use the bathroom sinks for cleaning implements.

Residency Programming

Six Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm (except July 4th when the building is closed for holiday)

Holiday Closing

Fourth of July:  ECOCA will be closed to Residents on July 4th

Special Events

Studio visits by artists to be announced
Closing reception: TBA
Public hours every Thursday 5 – 8 pm for resident-driven programs and events.


Ely Center of Contemporary Art @ John Slade Ely House Galleries

51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Residency Contract

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Security Deposit
ECOCA will refund your security deposit within the week following inspection and vacancy.