Hello dear supporter of LIfe Artists Creators HUB.
I am asking each of you to donate 25 € or more to this campaign to help keep the Creators hub open and offer assistance to the teachers and trainers who's livelihood is now in jeopardy - no classes equals no revenue!
1. WHY? We are all scared about not having money:
Yes, and NO - some of you have savings, still have a job, are trusting the situation will resolve - but far more, I believe every one of us can give 25 euros to keep a space like this alive. Not because it is one person's business - but instead gives a home for over 150+ teachers and trainers, event facilitators - space to create their classes, events and this means their INCOME: without this space - so many would lose a beautiful inexpensive place to host their classes. So when you support this campaign you are supporting a whole community of events; TEACHERS AND TRAINERS: If you have been in any of the events in the hub - remember what you were gifted there - and also imagine what it would be like without these trainers and the space for their work!
2. What are your costs - how is the money split spent etc:
The Life Artists Creators Hub is a labor of love for me: truly. I have never shared really the details of it cause - why. But now I will.
I invested around 40 thousand euro to get the place up and running.
----This meant, in the beginning, covering the rent while space became more known - purchasing and paying for all the lights, building, kitchens, cabinets, dishes, tables, chairs, mats, cushions, blankets, etc alllllll that you see in the hub costs money.
----Then the cleaning costs, the monthly supplies - toilet paper soap, etc, etc and to pay for beautiful Tata to clean it 4 times a week.
----Then the costs for bookkeeping and managing the space - Katrin and Kirstin - both work to make the hub work and flow as easily as it does.
----And then the heat costs, light costs, internet costs, and rent.
To be very honest - I have been in minus for a year and a half! This year we finally caught up and was to be the year where I implement some new programs pay my staff a bit more for their dedication and expand the hub with an online platform, social engagement, and parties!
The hub costs per month to stay open - close to 6000€
---The funding is to bridge the gap for 3 months which hopefully means we all can start working again. Between state funding (if we get it - which will at its max be most likely around 5-6000 which covers not even one month nor the losses of income ) but this funding campaign is then to pay for 2 months of the hub running.
---The second aim is to raise much much more - which will then be split between the teachers and trainers who lost their events over these months. to give them some income and cover the rent they paid for their events - which sadly could not happen.
3. I don't have a lot and how will my money really help:
One thing I am even deeper aware of is the beauty and power of co-creation - co economies. Think about it, if 2000 of you gave just 25 € - for you it is not a lot - even right now. Yet when we put it together - it is 50,000 euros. To keep a community well and thriving - to pay for the space - and to give income to the teachers and trainers who keep this space and YOU alive, heartful, connective, learning, playing, and wow - for 25 € that could be accomplished. You count - you matter- every little bit makes a difference - we are seeing this more and more!
We are so interconnected. I believe - that the money you now share - will be returned 1000 fold from the gifts you receive in these classes, movements, dances, music, workshops, communities, gratitude that you will have kept alive - remember how each has gifted you - and choose to give now. Share and encourage others to do this - imagine how VERY cool it would be to join together like this. I do.
The situation is strange and frightening, exciting and curious, hopeful and growing our connections and possibilities for all of us right now. And I see love, connection, power, support, and deep excitement for possibilities. I see that because I choose to focus on THAT WORLD VIEW: This is why I created the hub - to keep us with an option to come together and share a perspective and love of life and community - to nurture our hearts - to grow and embody.
Thank you so much for sharing with us all and for having been a supporter of the Life Artists Creators Hub. Let's keep doing so and then finally meet up and have a BIG FAT SOCIAL CONNECTIVE CLOSENESS PARTY!
much Love Barbara