BOSTON HASSLE Space Fundraiser!!!!!
$23,085 of $25,000 goal
This Fundraiser ended Sunday 4/30 @ 11:59:59pm!!!!!
If you wanted to donate but couldn't before the deadline we welcome you do so whenever you are able through the secure form on our website:
SPACE IS THE PLACE
Greater Boston needs an all-ages community space in order for the region's creative possibilities to be fulfilled. We need a venue that is safe, sustainable and does not stymie innovation. The Boston Hassle brings 15+ years of arts programming, and community building experience to the table and we are determined to actualize a space to house our programming as well as the programming of like minded organizations and individuals in the Boston area. Help us make this all real! Donate!
The Long Story
Throughout our organization’s existence, it’s been a goal of ours to open our very own all-ages performance space. It’s an idealistic objective, one borne of a series of observations about the state of national and hyper-local forces, tangled in dynamic interaction. As we ask our community for time, attention, and donations to fulfill this goal, we realize that these aren’t commodities that are easily parted with, nor should they be.
As we’ve seen, art and culture are no longer priorities to high-level policymakers charged with allocating resources in service of a wider public. Even within the frame of the most optimistic mindset, opportunities for Federal funding are on shaky ground. Such times of upheaval ultimately have us turning inwards, to warm and familiar people, neighborhoods we call home. With uncertainty at the national level, it’s becoming particularly imperative to maintain a degree of continuity and stability at the local level. A physical space located in Greater Boston helps ensure this continuity, a fulcrum for cultural development that exists IRL.
For all social media and the internet have done to fill in our intangible networks, bridge geographic distance and democratize and showcase new work, we’re all painfully aware that it’s not enough to like a band page on Facebook and move on with our day. For better or for worse, we’ve not yet adapted to feeling our most profound through our computers. We hope that our efforts as an organization to date have drawn even the most reluctant self-proclaimed weirdos out of their homes, away from their screens and into the world even for a few fleeting hours. To increase the magnitude of this particular impact and the interactive effects that follow, a space is wholly necessary.
Where is this money going?
We are in the process of securing the location of this new community space. Funds raised in this effort are the necessary sum for the deposit and several months rent required to sign a lease. Once open, the BRAIN Arts org, our parent 501(c)(3), has a longterm plan for financial stability (contact us if you want to read it!) to ensure a permanent home for emerging and boundary pushing art of all kinds.
Some of the areas we’ve recently been to looking at potential spaces…
ART PRINTS CONTRIBUTED BY:
David Owen Beyers
AWESOME WBUR 90.9 FM/ The ARTery article about our non-profit's soon-to-conclude fundraiser effort to open up an all ages, all-inclusive performance venue and creative community space in Greater Boston!
Our fundraiser ends on sunday 4/30 11:59:59pm!!
Thanks so much Amelia A. Mason.
A pledge of $150 or more toward the opening of the Hassle's all ages, all-inclusive performance space and creative community space gets you several great rewards including this VERY REAL t-shirt, designed by Boston area artist Zoárd Wells Tyeklár
We're trying to hit $12,500 by the end of Thursday night!!
Can we do it???!!!! Not without your help!
Help us by giving, sharing, and otherwise spreading the word!!!
We need your help! Thank you!!!
We are finally (?) recovering from the tornado of activity that the Telethon was (pictures below), and are now looking to the future. But first, a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who volunteered, performed, watched, and donated. And of course to SCATV and their staff who made the event possible.
With your generosity and support we raised over $8,500 to open an all-ages performance venue! However, we still have more funds to raise. We have stretched our overall goal to $25,000, but are working to hit $12,500 by the end of Thursday, 4/13!
Do you want to see an all ages community center, art gallery and performance space in Boston?
Please help us make it happen!
Donate if you can, and share our organization's mission with friends and colleagues and encourage them to support our campaign.
In the meantime we’ll be exploring the warehouses in greater Boston looking for the right place to plant our flag. And one in particular is catching our eye…