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The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) is located in the historic Post Office building in the heart of downtown Urbana. We offer a several of spaces that can accommodate a wide variety of events at affordable rates for hourly, daily and weekly events. We also have a number of studio and office spaces available. As a non-profit organization, the UCIMC offers these spaces at affordable rates for your use.
The UCIMC offers spaces for public and private gatherings ranging from as few as 10 to as many as 600 attendees. Amenities include a stage, professional lighting and sound equipment, tables, chairs and free wireless internet. Smaller meeting/breakout spaces are also available, as well as a public access computer lab.
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Although painted in stylish and smart colors, the historic ambiance has been maintained throughout the building. From high ceilings, to natural woodwork, to marble flooring, to large paned windows flooding the space with natural light, no detail has been overlooked. Yet, with the historic preservation, several modern amenities are offered including individual climate control, and secure entries. Phone, fast internet, and on site parking available as well as additional costs.
Save overhead by securing private office space while using the UCIMC common performance, conference, and meetings spaces on a hourly basis.
UCIMC is ideally located in downtown Urbana. The Post Office remains at this location, and Lincoln Square Village, the Historic Lincoln Hotel and both the County and Federal Courthouses surround the building.
Size: 500 square feet
Cost: $400 a month for IMC members, $450 for non members. (Membership is $50 a year)
A large, affordable space in the lower level of the IMC, next to Makerspace Urbana and several art studios. Good sound insulation. No windows.
Transportation to and from UCIMC is easy.
On-site parking is available at the best rate in downtown Urbana - $30 per month. Visitor parking is only 25 cents an hour in the city parking deck right across the street.
MTD bus service operates a main hub right across the street, providing routing service throughout the C-U area.
The Bike Coop is located inside UCIMC, providing you with yet another means of healthy and eco-friendly transportation
Sought-after UCIMC Amenities
UCIMC houses a community center, complete with a stage, professional lighting and sound equipment. This provides an opportunity to hold conferences, workshops, and other events on-site at hourly rates. There are other smaller meeting rooms available, as well as a public computer access lab.
WRFU 104.5 FM (Radio Free Urbana) is on-site and available for you to broadcast shows in areas of your expertise.
Professional video and audio equipment and training are available both off-site and in UCIMC's production room for members who have been trained and oriented.
Connect with diverse UCIMC artists in residence for additional artistic support and inspiration or make use of our woodshop/workshop area, complete with woodworking tools and other artist's supplies.
General building and grounds maintenance is provided.