"RWS is a smart and contemporary space and resource sharing model that respects the artistic process and offers an opportunity to be connected to the RWS community and local / Maine arts community." -
Sadie Bliss, director of Maine Crafts Association

Running With Scissors Studios provides affordable studio spaces for artists in diverse media, as well as access to studio equipment and membership in a creative community. The RWS studios are composed of 80+ dedicated studio workspaces ranging from 76-525 square feet. Rent and membership include all utilities, WiFi, kitchen, office/media area, Common workspaces, sinks, opportunity to access the equipment, special events, and other amenities. Prices range from $225-$1000.00 per month, plus a security deposit of a months’ rent or $150 for Associate members. All our studios are located at 250 Anderson Street with ample car & bike parking. RWS is located directly adjacent to the Portland Trail system and conveniently reached from 295 N and Marginal Way and close to the East End, local coffee shops, breweries, art centers, restaurants, and a richly diverse community.




Contact us to schedule a visit, meet with our staff and discuss how we can be a workspace for you!





Create a private studio space within Running With Scissors and immerse yourself in the RWS community.

Resident Artists are professional artists who have the technical skill and experience to work independently in the studio.


Resident Artists have 24/7 access to their own private studio space and the option to add on access to the print shop, clay center, and woodshop.


The computer area, kitchen, work sinks, and overflow workspaces are included in the studio membership. 


Leases are a 3 month - year term. Monthly rates are based on square footage and include utilities, wi-fi, and other listed amenities. 

Security deposit equal to a months rent is required.


Build on your practice by using the Running With Scissors facilities on a regular basis with a shorter time and monetary commitment.


Associate Artists are developing and established artists who have previous experience and are looking for 24/7 access to the print shop, clay center, woodshop or digital table membership.


Associate artists work in their chosen department and are provided generous storage. They have access to common areas & equipment, computer area, and kitchen. They also have the option to add other departments.


Monthly rates are based on storage space size, length of commitment and medium. They range from $150 - $225 per month.All Associate Members have a required security deposit of $150.00.


** Suspended Due to COVID**

Non-members may gain temporary access to the RWS printshop facilites, wood shop, or co-working space or specific equipment for short term projects or day use*.

* Pending approval of RWS Staff. To see if Running With Scissor is the right fit for your project or work, please contact:

Carter Shappy, Print Shop Manager

for Print Shop Day Passes, 

& RWS Wood Shop Day Passes


Kate Anker Director

For Co-Working Passes and General Info