FAQ's - REC Philly

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About REC Philly

For all updated policies at REC due to the pandemic, visit recphilly.com/covid

REC, ‘Resources for Every Creator’, is an ecosystem that exists to empower independent creators to build sustainable and scalable businesses. Part creative incubator, part creative agency, REC is a community, digital application and physical space designed and dedicated to providing creators with the tools, resources and education to fully cultivate their passions.

REC opens December 2019. You can sign up today at recphilly.com/join

  • Monday: 11am-9pm
  • Tuesday: 11am-9pm
  • Wednesday: 11am-9pm
  • Thursday: 11am-9pm
  • Friday: 11am-9pm
  • Saturday: 11am-9pm
  • Sunday: 11am-9pm

Nope! We are focusing all our efforts on this new beautiful space at 9th & Market.

REC Members must be 18 years and older. Members who are 16 or 17 must sign-up with an adult over the age of 25.

Non-Members need to purchase a Day Pass in order to use Private Studios

Members can bring Guests to REC when booking a Private Studio. 

Members can bring as many guests as the Private Room holds capacity

Guests must remain with their host member, using only the designated studio booked

All-in Members are able to bring (1) Guest to use the Coworking space

Members can bring a +1 to REC Programming

REC has our own After Hours private entrance. Head North on 9th Street (from Market), and once Burlington Coat Factory ends – you’ll see REC’s Front Door. There will be an intercom system — ring that, show your REC Badge, and let them know you’re here for REC. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor & you’re all set.

No. While REC comes from a background in working mainly with musicians, with REC’s new space – we are now able to accommodate all types of creatives. Designers, Dancers, Videographers, Photographers, Podcastors, Talent Managers and more. Come see for yourself.

Via public Transportation:Septa: 8th St MFL line, 17 Bus, 33 bus (visit Septa.com for more information on your ride in to REC), Regional Rail line to Jefferson Station will drop you off inside the Fashion District!

Via Rideshare: Type in 901 Market St 

Via Car: Members are encouraged to find street parking (paid) or use the parking garage located on 11th and Filbert (paid). A member using the 11th & Filbert garage can validate their parking at the mall’s concierge desk 

The Membership

Glad you asked. You can sign-up virtually at recphilly.com/join. Or you can schedule a tour at recphilly.com/tour & sign-up in person.

Credits are the main difference. You get more & more credits for each membership level. You also unlock exclusive events with different membership tiers — such as Industry Office Hours (Level Up) & Creative Coaching (All in)

This is an opportunity to sit with a REC Executive in an intimate setting to get all of your creative entrepreneur questions answered.

REC is open for all creatives that are over the age of 16, who are ready to take the next step in their creative journey.

Yes, all Members are charged monthly and automatically with the card they put on file from when they first signed up.

Non-Member Day Passes are available for Non-Members. This gives you access to REC’s facility until 11:59pm on the day you purchased your pass. 

Day Passes get Non-Members access to the coworking space & any available private studios. Day Passes allow Non-Members to attend REC programming that might be happening that night.

All memberships are for individuals only. We want to empower each individual as their own creative entrepreneur – ensuring they are receiving all of the benefits REC has to offer.

While we recommend taking a tour of REC and speaking with a REC Staff Member before signing up — you can still sign-up for REC online without taking a tour.

The Credit System

Our private studios rentals are operated by our credit system. These credits can be used to reserve studio time at a designated credit rate per hour for the respective room. Credits can be used (and additional Credits can be purchased) via REC’s new app.

Only 1 Member can book the space with their credits at a time.

Yes. Members can purchase “Credit Packs” for $30, which comes with 4 Credits.

Monthly credits do not carry over. Any credits that are purchased via Credit Packs will carry over.

The Equipment

See full equipment list here.

No. All equipment at REC can only be used at REC’s space. If you are interested in using equipment out of REC’s space, visit our equipment rental partners for discounts on equipment rentals.

It depends on the equipment. Most of the equipment comes complimentary with membership – but some pieces of equipment do cost additional credits.

Head over to REC’s Inventory Center to check-out equipment.

Members are eligible to use most equipment at REC. Some of REC’s equipment require certification to use (specifically Studio A). Certifications come from Training Sessions at REC.

REC will host monthly trainings on different pieces of equipment within the space. REC Staff will assist Members get set up with their session, but they are not able to be hands-on with Members during their session.

No storage is available at this time

Yes! Pull up on N 9th Street and enter through REC’s After Hours door to access the elevator.

The Retail Store

The Retail Store is open when the Fashion District is open.

Monday-Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Our dedicated retail store acts as a physical & digital marketplace selling the products of REC, our Members & Community Partners. This is your go-to place for creative resources including: Coffee, Clothing, Art Supplies, Gear + Media Equipment, Music + Books, Event Tickets, and more.

All Members can submit to be featured in the Shop, but not all Members are guaranteed to be featured. Members must submit an application & will go through a qualification process to be selected.

While REC’s Store is dedicated to selling products from Members, applications are open for non-members to submit for placement.

REC Programming at The REC Room is free for members.

You’ll want to submit through the Shop’s application process via the REC app.

Booking A Studio

Use REC’s App. Click “Book a Room”. Select your room, date/time, and you’re all set!

Booking a Private Studio does not automatically come with a Specialist (Engineer, Videographer, etc). Members can select “Yes” when asked if you need a Specialist while booking through the app. When selecting “Yes” you will be notified by REC to connect you with another Member who qualifies.
Members will need to pay the Specialist they are connected to directly. REC is not involved in any Specialist payments.
Members can also search the Member Directory for Specialists, and send the Member a Direct Message using the App.

Nope! Coworking is first come, first serve.

No. Meditation Rooms are first come, first serve.

Absolutely. The Podcasting Studio is available just like all other Private Rooms.

    • Nope. The Live Nation stage is not available to be booked during the day by members (for now).

Yes – as long as scheduling permits.

There is currently no limit for your studio sessions. We recommend sessions be a minimum of 2 hours.

Private Rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks in advance. 

 

Workspace

As long as REC is open, and there is not an Event being hosted in the space, Members can use the Workspace as much as they’d like. There is no limit, or credits, for using the Workspace.

The Workspace provides Wifi, Tables, Chairs, Lounge Furniture, Projector, Community Kitchen (Fridge, Microwave) — The Kitchen is currently close due to COVID-19, Filtered Water, and Community Printer

The Workspace becomes unavailable when an event is happening in this space. If the event is happening after Mall hours (after 7pm), REC will convert the Retail Shop into a small Workspace for Members.

Event Space

Members can submit Event ideas via this application. There are no guarantees for Members to host events in the main event space. Typically REC will accept 1-2 events submitted by Members each month. Currently there are no in-person events due to COVID-19.

REC opens the main event space to be rented by Non-Members. Reach out to [email protected] to inquire about event-rentals.

No. The Event Space is independently owned and operated by REC.

The REC App

Visit app.recphilly.com to access it on your phone or on your desktop.

Members need the App to create their Profile, Book Private Studios, RSVP for REC Events, and to connect with other Members. They can also access the Jobs & Opportunities Board, explore Partnership Perks, and access the educational curriculum & how-to materials REC offers.

Yep! Head over to app.recphilly.com

REC Programming

Yes! REC Programming is free for Members (and a +1).

New member orientation designed to ensure you get the most out of your REC membership. Here you will learn about the program, pitch/perform for our agency team and set goals with a creative coach. (No +1s permitted, unless approved)

A four hour collaborative session where you’ll connect with community members, explore the studios & leave your comfort zone while executing a creative challenge. (No +1s permitted, unless approved)

Each season, you’ll get to check back in with a creative coach to measure your progress and set new goals for the upcoming season.

Our program operates on a six month season schedule format. Each season, creators get to work with a creative coach to set goals to be achieved by the end of the season while leveraging REC’s educational, social & collaborative programming + resource base.

Yes, most events are open to non-members. Non-members pay a ticket fee per event (price varies per event).

REC Agency

Our community-driven creative agency provides businesses, brands, & thoughts leaders a unique approach to creative services by facilitating collaboration with local artists & community members. AKA – we get our members paid from local & national businesses looking for creative work.

Agency gigs can be found on the Job Board. Members can apply for all Jobs & Opportunities they feel they are eligible for. REC’s Agency & Membership team fitler through applications and will contact you directly if you are being considered for a gig.