ArtBlock Space Request
ArtBlock is designed to promote creativity and community, it is a space to be inspired and learn.
ArtBlock is available for use by community groups, local residents and Henry Ford staff who agree to follow facility policies and COVID safety measures in place to sustain the health of our communities.
We welcome you to reach out with any questions or to take a tour of this unique space, which is available for events and meetings provided the following process is upheld and a request form is submitted and approved.
Henry Ford staff may be in the space for the duration of the event.
Requests are approved based on facility and staff availability.
ArtBlock Facility Policies
Reservation Requests: All groups must complete and submit the reservation request below. Requests will be reviewed on an on-going basis.
COVID Safety Measures: There will be no more than 30 people inside ArtBlock at any one time. Events should have a physical layout to allow social distancing, using the posted signs and floor markings seen throughout ArtBlock as a guide. Attendees will sanitize the space before and after event—sanitize all high-touch surfaces and objects, including door handles, counters and tabletops, and any equipment used. Attendees will be encouraged to practice safe respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette principles by covering coughs and sneezes and keeping hands clean to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like influenza and COVID-19. Attendees will practice safe handling of food, and when possible offer single serve set-ups such as box lunches and dinners. Henry Ford strongly encourages attendees to be vaccinated and wear masks to protect against infection. Users will hold Henry Ford harmless.
Set Up and Clean Up: The facility must be restored to the original condition at the end of the event. The organization using the space is responsible for set-up and clean-up: all furniture should be cleaned and returned to its original position, all items brought in and any garbage must be removed, floors and counters should be clean, doors locked, etc. Catering is the responsibility of the user organization. The requesting organization is responsible for all costs related to the event itself.
Furniture: In addition to the furniture in place throughout ArtBlock, there are numerous folding chairs and 8- and 6-ft rectangular tables available for use. Please ensure tables and chairs are returned to their stored location.
Damages: Should any damages to the equipment, furniture, or building occur during the course of your event, you will be charged a damages fee. Should the building require cleaning or garbage removal after your event, you will be charged a cleaning fee.
Commercial/For-Profit Fees: A usage fee starting at $150 will be assessed for for-profit events and additional information, certifications, and payments may be needed.
Staffing: Your organization/department is responsible for fully staffing and remaining at ArtBlock for the duration of your event.
Audio-Visual: A sound system, screen, projector and computer speakers, as well as WiFi, are available.
Alcohol, Drugs, and Weapons: Alcohol use may be permissible with prior approval and liability safeguards in place. Documentation may be required. ArtBlock is a drug- and weapon-free zone.