Zeitgeist renovations/improvements

$1,100 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 21 days
Rene Broussard  NEW ORLEANS, LA
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center has been bringing alternative art to New Orleans for over 30 years. We are a entirely artist run, non-profit media arts center that presents art house films, music, performance and visual art nightly, We operate without any grants or public funds, but do more programming than any other non-profit art organization in the entire metro area. We operate on admissions, concessions, donations and memberships. So after paying film rentals, artist fees, rent, utilities and other operating expenses little if anything left over for improvements.

Our programming is world renowned and Zeitgeist is considered one of the premiere art house venues in the South, but because of fiscal limitations our physical space and projection and sound equipment has not always lived up to the level of our programming.  We are tired of being "shabby sheik".  It's time to upgrade.

We are currently trying to raise funds to make some much needed improvements to our space. If you appreciate Zeitgeist and all we have contributed to the cultural climate of New Orleans for the past 30 years and are in a position to make a donation, it will be greatly appreciated and used to greatly improve the seating, projection, visibility and comfort of our space at 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Zeitgeist improvements:

wider projection screen

brighter (6000 lumen or higher) HDMI projector

3 new ceiling fans with lights (fan and lights on dimmers) from the center beam to aid our AC during hotter months

6 new matching couches for the front of our seating area

16 small cabaret tables

75 new matching theater chairs

new light fixtures for facade that illuminate our poster display

new lights for signs to increase our visibility at night

new lights for window display

extend the AC duct to better distribute the air throughout the space

renovate the bathrooms which have become riddled with graffiti by wallpapering the walls with old movie posters and new curtains.

build wrap around and shelves for box office and concessions


Zeitgeist has a long experience of doing a lot with very little money, so anything you donate will go a long way in improving our space.
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Posted by Rene Broussard
17 days ago
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Thanks to all of you who have responded to our GoFundMe Campaign, as you can see we still have a long way to go to meet our goals. So please share and help us spread the word and if you can make a donation it will be greatly appreciated.

With the money donated so far we are buying and installing the ceiling fans and improving out lighting. New Sofa's and a bigger screen are next followed by a new projector then the cabaret tables and new chairs.
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$1,100 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 21 days
Created January 29, 2017
PF
$100
Patrick Finney
4 days ago
$5
Bill Arceneaux
5 days ago

Let's kick this into the next gear!

EM
$30
Evelyn Maier
16 days ago

Go Rene! You deserve this!!

CK
$35
Charlotte Klasson
16 days ago
JC
$25
Jesse Chanin
16 days ago
AK
$100
Alan Kramer
16 days ago
AN
$50
Amy Nesbitt
18 days ago
CE
$75
Courtney Egan
18 days ago
TI
$25
Tiffany Ingram
19 days ago
$50
Patricia Gallagher
19 days ago
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