Our Vision

The Foundry™ is a business incubator and creative community space that provides opportunities to build a business, create art and inspire the next generation of makers, learners and doers. At our 25,000 sq ft warehouse we offer:

  • Workshop and office space for artists, artisans, tradespeople, and small businesses
  • A multi-function community space to support arts performances, education and public gatherings
  • A neighborhood anchor institution for artistic expression, creative exchange, and the encouragement of new ideas and productive action

The Foundry is a project of NET+POSITIVE. Check out the NET+POSITIVE website here.

Getting Down to Business

Located on Buffalo’s East Side at 298 Northampton Street, The Foundry provides workshop space, tools, peer knowledge and shared inspiration for emerging artisans and artists looking to incubate their small businesses.  We accept budding entrepreneurs from all over the city, but we are especially excited to support low-income, minority, women-owned and neighborhood-based businesses into our mix!  If you’re looking for space or know of someone who is, please contact us.

Rent for participating entrepreneurs includes:

  • utilities
  • wifi
  • security system
  • professional and skill development classes
  • a collaborative and challenging environment
  • shared work spaces (optional)

What Are People Saying About The Foundry?

“The Foundry is a community making and doing space that leverages the power of cooperation and collaboration in projects that enrich our community and make it more resilient.”
Farmer-Pirate Rob Galbraith

“The Foundry has become an inspirational community gathering place, where people come to celebrate everything from artistic performances to artisan collaboration.”

“It seems as if every week I discover something new about The Foundry. Maybe that’s because the craftspeople who run The Foundry are constantly incorporating new facets into the workings of the DIY machine. Whether it’s woodworking or glass cutting, The Foundry continues to amaze and inspire, by being open to new ideas. The Foundry has become a support group for people who like to build, perform, teach and learn, and it’s artisans like Megan McNally (Rusted Grain) who continually search out new ways to make The Foundry current, both within its walls and out in the community.”
Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising

“The Foundry is a gem and a shot in the arm to the artistic community.”
R. Rumsey

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