Side Cinema was first opened in the late 1970s by Amber Films to show radical and independent film, but closed in the 1980s. Now it is headquarters to outsider programming of radical, independent and historically important films and other media events, through Cineside, Tyneside Radical Film Festival, A-Side and Other side. We show a truly independent programme of inspirational and inspired films as cheaply as possible. We hope you like our cosy venue, which we like to think of as a haven (asylum?) from the cultural homogeneity delivered from on high. We're membership led and if you have suggestions or even time to spare we welcome everyone's input.
we're thinking over the possibility of organizing a big event with participation from 5 countries, in 5 months, like one country a month or just mix them all together, dont know. we're still aplying for some supports in order to pay for trips n all so it would never happen before january. we'd be very happy in inviting you along, and maybe if interested of course you could organize some contacts from other artists/groups from scotland for us, or even organize between yourselves. also checking out posible local supports for arts interchange could be nice.
Hello from The Dayton Circus. I'm not quite sure you are the person this message should go to but you were first on the member list so I figure if nothing else you can pass this info on.
My name is Maggie Ottoson and I belong to an emerging group in Dayton Ohio called The Dayton Circus Creative Collective. We are made up of mostly artists, some creative types and visionaries whom are basically trying to do what you guys at the Forest have achieved. The reason I’m contacting you is that you are a group whose values and interests are very similar to ours and I think we should have an open dialogue.
Right now we have a crew of about 70 people. We’ve had two benefit shows the first of which raised $2,000 the second I’m not sure because it was yesterday actually. We also participated in a one night downtown Dayton event that happens twice a year showcasing urban galleries and living spaces. That night we manned an information both and had a performing art showcase all night. Later in the Summer we plan to do our second large showcase of local artists called The Sideshow. The Sideshow is our way of giving artists who never presented before an outlet.
Our goal is to have a building for community art space to work, present, and live but ultimately we are so much more than that. We want to create a Dayton that attracts and retains artists and forward thinkers. After all quality of life is not just how much money you make it’s also how strong your community is.
I know of a few other groups in the states that also share these goals and values and will be getting in touch with them as well. I think it would be great to form a network of groups. We can help one another with tips and advice and maybe down the road have folks from one group visit the other. Who knows the possibilities are limitless. I hope you agree.
Synergy is made up of a vibrant community of like-minded people, putting together not only some of the most forward-thinking club nights in the UK, but also operating the Synergy Centre in South London - designed to reach out on a more local level and engage with diverse, disadvantaged communities.
The Synergy Centre secured a three year lease on an ex-warehouse in South London and undertook extensive renovations to make it fit for purpose, including installing a sprung wooden dance floor, building a sound insulating wall, installing a recording studio and repainting the entire interior of the building. Thanks to the hard work of its volunteers The Synergy Centre is now a thriving venue, offering a variety of fully equipped spaces for workshops, conferences, parties and other events
a community space equipped with locally recycled computers running free, open source software. We provide a framework, resources and support for self-directed learning, arts and creativity. Taking part is totally free, and anyone can walk in and contribute.
The Super Dimension Fortress is a networked community of free software
authors, teachers, librarians, students, researchers, hobbyists, computer
enthusiasts, the aural and visually impaired. It is operated as a federally
recognised non-profit 501(c)(7) and is supported by its members.
Our mission is to provide remotely accessible computing facilities for
the advancement of public education, cultural enrichment, scientific
research and recreation. Members can interact electronically with each
other regardless of their location using passive or interactive forums.
Further purposes include the recreational exchange of information
concerning the Liberal and Fine Arts.
The deadline for submissions for SDF Music Compilation Volume V is
December 31st, 2007. This compilation is an open genre project in
which the artists help distribute the CD.
The concept is very simple:
1. You submit an original song or spoken word piece of approximately 7
minutes or less. Each artist gets a page in a full color booklet.
2. You can either pay $100 and get 25 CDs or pay nothing and get 0 CDs.
So you get 25 CDs for $100. Not only does this help fund the project,
but you have the potential to make money for yourself. We recommend
you sell the CD for $6 which will get you your $100 back as well as
make you $50. And since the compilation features bands the world over,
the CD gets distributed world wide.
If you have not heard about this project, you can review the previous 4
And for information for Compilation Volume V:
"We have similar initiatives in the Hungarian Green movement.
For example now a group of young activist from Our environment started to work on a community place in the heart of Budapest.
Originally it's going to be a community café, where you could by only ethically produced food from local farmers, and coffee from Fair Trade producers.
We've got an old building in the 7th district from local government, and now we've started to renovate it. We think in Autumn we could open it.
The place will not only be a café, but a community place, where you can orginaise lectures, workshop, or demonstration, etc."
A cultural space in the Florentine’s suburbs
A contemporary art festival in Prato (the target was to give space to rising creatives)
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