What if I wish to rent for a program I am offering which is not yet running?
Answer: If you plan to run a demonstration class, you are probably best off renting a la carte for your first class. If your program runs after this, you will enjoy lower hourly rates with the quarterly pricing options. Remember that you can cancel an ongoing rental contract at any time with 30 days notice.
Why would the quarterly rental option make sense if I am only going to run my program part of the year?
Ongoing rental rates are almost always lower than a la carte, even if you only use the room for part of the year. For example: If you rent the room for one hour per week for the whole year, but only use the room 36 weeks, your hourly rate for those 36 weeks is just under $27 (a single hour a la carte is $30).
Another benefit of an ongoing rental is that the space is always saved for you even if there are periods you are not using it.
What if I want to rent with an ongoing rental rate, but I know I need the space for just three 10-week periods per year (for example)?
We welcome you to enjoy ongoing rental rates for isolated time periods. We do require 30 days notice (from the first day you use the space) to cancel your ongoing rental contract, and we will refund 100% of all unused time after that. You are then welcome to set up another ongoing rental contract whenever you'd like, as long as the room is still available at that time. We can reserve the room for an ongoing rental as early as 14 days before your start date.
What is the maximum number of people the space accommodates?
We can accommodate groups of up to 20 people in our space (this number is higher if including young children or infants). Please inquire about your situation.
How late in the evening can we rent the space?
The space is available M - F until 10pm, and Saturday & Sunday until 8pm. We also have morning and mid-day hours available. Contact us for availability.
Can I rent the space for a party and serve food or drinks?
For events which involve serving food or drinks, we require one of our staff members to be present in the building and assist with set-up and clean-up (including trash removal). Therefore, rental rates for these types of events are different. Please inquire for more information about event rentals.
Can I store supplies or equipment there?
We do not have space for subtenants to store equipment or supplies.
If I am running a music program, can I use the Center's supplies and equipment?
Our music class supplies and equipment are available for use by other programs, at a low quarterly rental fee (to cover normal wear-and-tear); our piano is available for ongoing use by teachers and musicians for a low quarterly fee (which contributes to keeping the piano tuned and maintained).Please contact us for more details.
When does my ongoing rental contract commence if I have paid my quarterly rent but have not started using the space yet?
Your ongoing rental contract starts the first day you use the space, and runs for 12 consecutive weeks.
Can I stop and start my ongoing rental (for instance, if my program is canceled due to snow or a holiday)?
Ongoing rentals are continuous and do not take holidays, snow closures or emergencies into account. However, ongoing rental rates are almost always much lower than a la carte rental rates, even with breaks in your schedule.
How do I pay my rent?
We take checks, or credit cards. All payments must be received prior to rental taking place. We request that checks be received 3 business days in advance, and credit card payments can be made up to 24 hours in advance of rental. We process credit card rental payments through our registration system on the Music Center's website by setting up a custom registration for you.
How do I access the space? Am I given a key?
The key to our space is kept in a lock box outside of the Center. Active subtenants are kept updated with the current code to access the lock box.
What about liability insurance?
Renters who are running programs, classes, or providing bodywork in the space are not covered under CMCJP's liability insurance policy, and must sign a waiver acknowledging this. We recommend that you carry professional liability insurance. These policies can be obtained for as little as $20/month.
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