Rebuild Rhinoceropolis and Glob

$13,268 of $20k goal

Raised by 345 people in 3 months
Peniel Apantenco
on behalf of John Gross
 DENVER, CO
On the afternoon of December 8th 2016, residents of Rhinoceropolis and Glob were evicted and displaced by order of the Denver Fire Department.

These spaces stood strong for over 11 years, served as live/work spaces for innovative and disciplined artists, and changed thousands of peoples’ lives in their years of operation.

What’s at stake here isn’t just the living quarters of 11 amazing individuals who managed to survive for years in an increasingly developing neighborhood, or the opportunity for artists to create and perform in a unique space.

What’s at stake is the opportunity for artists to remain connected worldwide and spread ideas while maintaining a distance from institutional means such as publicists, managers, marketers etc. and instead simply connect with each other one-on-one, and share experiences that transcend the relationship between organizations and regular people.

It is important for us now more than ever to show support for marginalized communities that do so much for personal and artistic growth so that anybody with a great idea and the passion the share it with the world can have the means available to do so against increasingly more difficult times.

Please donate what you can in order to help us get the space back.

-Luke Thinnes


Hello, my name is Peniel I live in denver. I'm raising funds to bring back Rhino/Glob. I'm working directly with my good friend John Gross. He is the lease holder of Rhino, he will work together with the landland to bring the building up to code. The money used will be used to pay for power, water and rent as the former tenants have all vacated and since no shows can be booked to pay for the space. The remainder will go to paying an architect, contractors, and permits needed to reopen. The money will be given to John Gross and he will work with John Golter the lease holder of Glob to make sure all repairs are done.
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Update 3
Posted by Peniel Apantenco
2 months ago
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Thank you to everyone that supported Rhino and Glob. We're getting ready for the next inspection.
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Update 2
Posted by Peniel Apantenco
3 months ago
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I want to thank you all again for raising over $10,000. Our campaign goal was meant to temporary. There is still more work left to be done since the cost for repairs are still unknown and my friends that were displaced still need a place to live. Please keep sharing and raising awareness.
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Update 1
Posted by Peniel Apantenco
3 months ago
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I would like to thank everyone who shared and donated to our campaign. It really means a lot to residents of Rhino and Glob. Our spaces are being targeted and attacked, thanks to your community support we hope to rebuild what we have left. The exact details of that are uncertain as the final comprehensive report is due to come out Tuesday on what need to fixed. I will keep everyone update here as soon as I'm told it's ok to do so.
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John Catdog
3 months ago
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Ryan that is not the case, the place was always up to code and this amounts to a witch hunt

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Luke Thinnes
3 months ago
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Mon Go - It's been hard to figure out how the money will be spent because we haven't been able to sit down and talk about it since the evictions. As soon as we figure out a plan we will post on it. Thank you everybody for all of the support.

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Mon Go
3 months ago

Other than rebuilding or improving these buildings, are any of these funds specifically going toward assisting those individuals who've lost their living or working spaces?

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Ryan Hougland
3 months ago

how is it being attacked? when it is down for the SAFETY of those who go there, from the westword article: "UPDATE, Friday, 2 p.m.: Denver's Fire Department has issued a statement to further explain the fire code violations that its inspectors discovered during a December 8 inspection of the DIY space Rhinoceropolis. Among the violations cited are the building's use of extension cords as permanent wiring and its lack of sprinklers, smoke detectors and a “properly working” furnace." you can read the full article here, it is wrong to say it is being "attacked" http://www.westword.com/music/rhinoceropolis-diy-venue-shut-down-by-denver-fire-department-for-code-violations-8580550

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$13,268 of $20k goal

Raised by 345 people in 3 months
Created December 9, 2016
Peniel Apantenco  
on behalf of John Gross
LN
$20
Lindsay Nichols
2 months ago
RJ
$38
Rémy Jambor
2 months ago
SB
$25
Suzanne Brackley
3 months ago
MM
$10
Monica Multani
3 months ago
$300
Anonymous
3 months ago
CM
$5
Chris Maloney
3 months ago
$100
Laura Krudener
3 months ago
LC
$50
Lauren Collar
3 months ago
MB
$100
Mark Benz
3 months ago

Merry Christmas to one of my favorite places in Denver!

JM
$15
Julia Mendiolea
3 months ago

I wish I could give more. These spaces are necessary for the blossoming of genuine and inspiring community. This is where we make what we want to see in the world. This is where we build each other up. This is where everyone is welcome. This is where we lead our own lives to find what it is we have to offer each other, to fill the pockets of what is missing. Long live DIY.

John Catdog
3 months ago
4
4

Ryan that is not the case, the place was always up to code and this amounts to a witch hunt

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Luke Thinnes
3 months ago
3
3

Mon Go - It's been hard to figure out how the money will be spent because we haven't been able to sit down and talk about it since the evictions. As soon as we figure out a plan we will post on it. Thank you everybody for all of the support.

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Mon Go
3 months ago

Other than rebuilding or improving these buildings, are any of these funds specifically going toward assisting those individuals who've lost their living or working spaces?

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Ryan Hougland
3 months ago

how is it being attacked? when it is down for the SAFETY of those who go there, from the westword article: "UPDATE, Friday, 2 p.m.: Denver's Fire Department has issued a statement to further explain the fire code violations that its inspectors discovered during a December 8 inspection of the DIY space Rhinoceropolis. Among the violations cited are the building's use of extension cords as permanent wiring and its lack of sprinklers, smoke detectors and a “properly working” furnace." you can read the full article here, it is wrong to say it is being "attacked" http://www.westword.com/music/rhinoceropolis-diy-venue-shut-down-by-denver-fire-department-for-code-violations-8580550

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