Residents Of The Collingwood Arts Center
As of January 21, 2013 the resident artists of the Collingwood Arts Center have been issued 30 day notices, in the middle of the most brutal Winter the city of Toledo has seen in over thirty years. Many of the artists have been here for years, and know/have nowhere else to go. These are poor starving artists who have been living with subsidized rent so they can do their craft.
My goal is to raise funds to make their transition to a new place easier. Hopefully make their landing softer.
There are 28 residents that range all kinds of disciplines and ages.
The funds raised will go toward security deposits and such for new apartments, and to just give everyone in general a softer landing. If anyone has any questions about anything you can e-mail me at email@example.com.
I will be honest with everyone right now. There is a separate fund for me going around by poets from all over the country and I probably will not even need any of this money. I started this fund because I was walking around talking to other artists that have been here for years. They don't know where they are gonna go. I got very angry and I still am in a way. I figured this was the most positive thing I could do with my anger right here. I never expected it to go this far and quite honestly I am humbled that it has.
I can assure you all when this is over I will take the money, count how many people need it, and distribute it evenly. As I said I will probably not even be in that equation. It has been brought up by some residents that if we raise enough money we can give it to the building so it can stay open. We were told at the meeting by the president of the board that 10,000 might do it. If they were willing to keep their word and keep our home open, I am perfectly willing to hand that 10,000 dollars to them. If anyone has anymore questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are trying to put together one last resident art show so people can come in and see the talent we do have here that has been largely ignored, and support them by buying their art.
Also remember I will delete any comments attacking us with no factual basis.
YES! I'm pretty stoked that people saw a problem and quickly moved to at least lessen the huge impact. Kudos to everyone involved (except the haters posting, they can go fuck themselves.)
Sending much needed love, light, and prayers to all my fellow artists. My heart aches with you. Every dollar counts people. 20 people donate even $5 that's $100 that wouldn't have been there otherwise. Don't think you can't make a difference cause you can't donate big. Give up your Starbucks or Mcdouble for the day and help someone stay safe and warm!!!
Miserable City has a box truck and we would like to offer the truck and a driver for any residents of the Collingwood Arts Center who are moving locally. The truck and driver will be available from Thursday January 30th to Monday February 3rd from 10 am till 6 pm for local moves. Residents of the Collingwood Arts Center who would benefit from this service can let us know, so as to try to better coordinate any moves. This offer is for local moves only and if you need assistance with a longer move, let us know and maybe we can help. We understand that times are hard and we are in a position to possibly help you out! ...you're in good company You can reach us at: email@example.com www.miserablecity.tv
Hey Micheal- We're having a fundraiser on Sunday, February 9th at the Ripcord in Toledo to try to add as much to your fund as we can. All CAC artists are welcome to come and sell their art, and we'll be raffling off some awesome donated prizes from local talent. Thank you for everything you're doing for the residents!
If you don't want to donate then don't donate, you have nothing to gain by trying to convince others not to try to help these people out. If you don't think these human beings are worthy of help because they "aren't perfect" or whatever then you don't have to be on this page. Internet is a big place. Go play on reddit and let the individuals who would like to help, help.
Someone can tell Sherrie below that she has a nice little message probably sitting in her outbox on FB. :D These people's comments below are so negative! BUT...Hey looks like your half way to your goal woohoo! I just hope this is properly being distributed to all the residence :) there is also a fundraiser at the Ripcord for this Sunday Feb.9
that video shows a building that looks scary and unsafe to live in! maybe the silver lining is something better is on the horizon for everyone having to transition out.
There isn't any federal funding or grants to update the building? This is horrible. Good luck to all.
Hope this helps and you guys get enough to help these people out :(