– PARTISAN OPEN WEEKEND –
Fri 28 /Sat 29 / Sun 30 July 2017
**Calling all Musicians, Artists, Performers, Exhibitors, Presenters and Marketing folk**
If you are one of these people, we need your help to put on our first three-day ‘Festival in a building’ fundraising event. We are so so close to securing Manchester’s first co-operatively owned cultural, arts, and community venue, and we just need people like you.
We are Partisan Collective, a charitable co-operative based in Manchester. Our business model is to put on music and other events in order to subsidise free space for grassroots cultural and political activity.
In order to raise the money to make this project self-sustaining, we are holding a series of ‘Partisan Open Weekends’ (POW). The first is on 28/29/30th July. The following POWs will be the first weekends of September, October and November.
The building is incredible: a listed former synagogue in central Manchester. It even already looks like a nightclub. The events will be split across two floors.On the Lower Ground Floor we will have a large bar and stage for gigs, club nights, and noisy stuff. The First Floor will have a café, bar, and hot food too..
The activity will be teeming throughout all of these spaces and will include bands, DJ’s, performing arts, presentations, seminars, exhibitions, film screenings and street food providers. If you think you can contribute to any one of these categories then please get in touch asap!
If you think you can help with our marketing in any way too, whether it be creating some publicity images, event posters, email marketing, social media marketing, whatever, then please also give us a shout!
All profits made will be used predominantly for keeping the building open (in particular, paying for the rent) and importantly, to make the space accessible. In the long term, it is a key principle that everyone will be paid for their work and that grassroots communities use the building for free, but we first need to get financially stable.
Please help contribute to producing Manchester’s newest and most exciting performing & cultural arts venue, made for and by the people who will use it. That is, we hope, you.
For more information about the various groups and individuals we support, please have a look at our website here: http://partisancollective.net/
For photos of the venue and current building plans, see this link – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0vmdnjxM41GVy1rdkRmWC1iTzQ?usp=sharing
For plans for event layouts, see this link – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0vmdnjxM41GVElUMWxtS0VtcjA?usp=sharing
We hope to hear from you soon,
The Partisan Collective