A New Art and Music Space For Dublin with JaJa

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We're fundraising to build a new  art, music and community space for the artists and musicians of Dublin. We aim to create a low-cost art and community space in the city - building better studios and inspiring more incredible self-expression and creation. 

Who Are We?

We are JaJa! JaJa is a collective of almost thirty members. We believe that free, creative, and imaginative expression, in all its forms, whether it be art, music or events are vital to the mental and physical health of individuals and of communities as a whole. As one of the only DIY collectively run groups in Dublin we must ensure we can continue to have a space where providing this can be possible.  The group was formed many years ago in response to a lack of affordable creative space where we live. We're not just an art collective, we're ogranisers, activists, we care about societal issues and we believe we must fight for affordable space for artists in the city. Over the years, JaJa as a collective of working artists has provided a space for bands, musicians, fundraisers, exhibitions, low-cost gigs, workshops, and meeting places for activist groups. As artists and activists, we believe in solidarity with the community we are based in and welcome groups working in the area. We were based in Stoneybatter for just under a decade but are now building a new, better space. We are looking out for new members and want to involve more people in the space. Feel free to e-mail [email redacted] to get involved!

With your help, we can continue to be a space that supports artists,  activists, events, and creativity in Dublin.  

What your support means

We need 40k to make this happen. We’re fundraising half and hoping to secure a grant for the rest. Here is a breakdown of what your money will be used for! (Based on previous builds and estimates based on warehouses available in Dublin).

Studios (based on model of 3m x 4m room): €21,600 for 20  (approx 2.5k each

€500 = One wall! We did it!
€600 = One ceiling! We did it!
€1,100 = One well-insulated wall! We did it!
€2,000 = JaJa manual labour workers wages covered! We did it!
€2,500 = One artist studio! We did it!
€4,000 = One gallery! We did it!
€4,800 = One practice space! We did it!

€7,000 = Electrician’s wages covered!
€9,000 = Builder’s wages covered!
€9,600 = Two practice spaces!
€20,000 = Twenty artist studios!

In the coming months, we will relocate. We intend to move to a larger building where we will be able to expand on our current operations and scale up the work that we do in our community. We will do this by building a larger number of artists' studios, establishing two rehearsal/recording rooms to increase our musician membership, and build a larger and better-equipped venue capable of hosting a greater number and variety of events. Independent creative spaces in Dublin (studios, galleries, venues) have been closing down at an alarming rate, and those that remain are inaccessible to many, due to high rental rates. This not only inhibits the creative freedom of people working in the creative industry but can prevent people from making a start at all. Artists, musicians, and other creative workers at the beginning of their careers are finding it increasingly difficult or impossible to find places to practice, exhibit, and perform their work. This situation limits arts access to people on high incomes or from high-income families.

We can't be left behind. It is vital for Dublin that we continue as a low-cost rehearsal, arts, community, and events space. Your support will mean we can make a move and a fresh start in a new location. If you can, please donate, buy a prize, and share this page!

On behalf of our collective; thank you for the continued support. Please see our prizes below!

To request a reward, either email [email redacted] or leave your first and second preferences in the comment section below.

Link to the rewards it at the top!
  • Moritz Narnhammer
    • €20 
    • 16 mos
  • Anonymous
    • €500 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous
    • €30 
    • 20 mos
  • Sara M
    • €10 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous
    • €7 
    • 21 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Baba Jaja
Mick Donohoe

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