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A coworking + creative workplace

Rent offices and meeting rooms in a coworking space designed by entrepreneurs and artists for entrepreneurs and artists.

A coworking + creative workplace

Rent offices and meeting rooms in a coworking space designed by entrepreneurs and artists for entrepreneurs and artists.

Who We Are

We are a co-working community of diverse entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists who are passionate about building a more progressive and equitable workplace.

Memberships

We believe nothing should get between you and your end goal. Our memberships include traditional coworking and office rental amenities along with thoughtful, contemporary perks.

Our Community

We believe that cross-cultural innovation is what makes shared economic prosperity possible. There is a place here for you. Check out our floorplan to see where you fit in.

Programs + Events

We get it. Work-life integration is more than just a notion. That’s why we curate programs and events that help our members achieve a little more harmony between the work that has to get done and the life that wants to get lived.

The Understudy

As an anchor tenant of Provident1898 with a range of studios for artists of all disciplines to create experimental art, The Understudy energizes the building from the ground up. If you are an artist who dreams of having a dedicated place to make work, engage in research, find collaborators, and develop new audiences, then The Understudy just might be your next creative home.

This is Where Your Ideas Become Actions

Now that you’ve heard our elevator pitch—the ball is in your court. You don’t have to commit just yet. Come see our space for yourself. We’d love to show you around.

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Reflecting on our first year

A little more than 12 months ago, we opened the doors at Provident1898.⠀

Our grand opening celebration was held on April 18, 2019, in the shadow of the gas leak explosion two blocks north of our facility that rocked the downtown Durham community just a week before.⠀

Now, we have a bittersweet feeling as we reflect on the first year of operating Durham's majority Black-owned, Black-led coworking space in another time of crisis and loss of life.⠀