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D-Light Studios is Fighting for Survival

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Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far by signing our petition and sending letters of support to our landlord Dublin City Council (DCC).

We’re sorry we don’t have better news to share with you, but unfortunately we are currently at a stalemate with DCC. Our crucial need for urgency doesn’t seem to register with DCC and our hourglass is almost empty.

Since October 2023, our ability to support the Studio has been decimated. DCC requested that we cease our activities and vacate the building due to fire safety works they were supposed to undertake as a landlord for many years. Still, no alternative location or reimbursement has been offered, and no timeline for works or lease agreement has been discussed. Meetings are consistently postponed, and there's a lack of urgency in addressing the situation imposed on us by DCC.

Therefore, we've sadly had to let go of the majority of the D-Light team by the end of this month. We've also lost most of our tenants - the small businesses and artists who were integral to D-Light. Adding to our challenges, we're facing large solicitor bills for assistance in navigating this through situation. Additionally, we have a bank loan from 2020, which was used to refurbish the entire ground floor of this DCC owned building, anticipating the promised upgrades to the upstairs and roof by DCC.

This leaves us in a precarious situation. We're auctioning off furniture, art, and props from the studio to pay off debts and keep resources to negotiate with DCC. Your support, whether through purchasing a keepsake from our gorgeous studio or even the cost of a coffee, would mean the world to us.
We are also liquidating our stock of BLOW Photo Magazines. Even if DCC finally proceeds with the renovations, the magazines will be left in unheated and wet conditions for months, inevitably leading to their deterioration.

We continue to keep hopeful and do what we can. Thank you for sticking with us.

Agata, Stacey and the D-Light Team
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  • Tania Naidoo
    • €50 
    • 2 d
  • Jacqueline Byrne
    • €50 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous
    • €20 
    • 7 d
  • barbara stoińska
    • €5 
    • 8 d
  • Elżbieta Stoińska
    • €5 
    • 9 d
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Agata Stoinska
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