Pure Joy - An All-Ages Accessible Space in Chicago

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Pure Joy is a nonprofit, accessible, all-ages performance space in Chicago. We're raising funds for discrete startup costs like a used PA and lighting rig.
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Jes Skolnik
1,278 Facebook Friends
Music
Chicago, Illinois
United States
5 Team Members

Pure Joy is an all-ages, nonprofit, accessible 200-cap performance space in Chicago, a very large former warehouse space that we are completely converting. In addition to being a venue, we're also a community space - we don't just do shows and dj nights, we provide meeting and office space for other nonprofits and community organizations and arts-based after-school programming. We are committed to being as safe and comfortable a place as possible for everyone who attends. We'll have a small shop on site that features local record labels and artists, as well.

We aim to be open by early fall, and right now we're on track to do just that. The small collective behind Pure Joy has a lot of experience with both nonprofit organizations and DIY music, and we hope to be a permanent fixture in the community. We need your help to get there, though! We are a registered nonprofit in the state of IL, and are waiting on our 501(c)(3) paperwork to come through; we have a fully developed business plan.

We're raising funds right now for a used lighting rig, a good quality used PA, and materials for stage construction. Even if we don't reach our goal, these funds will go directly to that purpose. We're looking for the best bargains possible! If we go over our goal, whatever funds we make will also go to start-up costs for the venue, like construction/contractor and soundproofing costs.

Even if you can't help financially, please share our page with your networks and get the word out! We're only as strong as our community.

You can also sign up to volunteer with us - to work shows and/or teach after-school programs - at purejoychicago@gmail.com. You can also ask any questions of us at that address - we are happy to be as clear and transparent about our intentions and process at all times.

Thank you so much for considering us.

With love and solidarity,

The Pure Joy Collective


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$13,536USD
raised by 240 people in 2 months
42% funded
0 time left
$32,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on May 20, 2014
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    $20USD
    3-Show Voucher

    Voucher for admission to 3 shows of your choice (provided there are tickets available) at Pure Joy. Voucher will be emailed.

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    T-Shirt Only

    Pure Joy logo tshirt! Please provide size and shipping address.

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    $40USD
    3-Show Voucher + T-Shirt

    Voucher for admission to 3 shows of your choice (provided there are tickets available) at Pure Joy,plus an original first edition Pure Joy T-shirt. Voucher will be emailed, but Tshirt will be mailed. Please specify size.

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  • $75USD
    6-Show Voucher and T-Shirt

    Voucher for admission to 6 shows of your choice (provided there are tickets available) at Pure Joy,plus an original first edition Pure Joy T-shirt. Voucher will be emailed, but Tshirt will be mailed. Please specify size

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    $100USD
    10-Show Voucher + T-Shirt

    Voucher for admission to 10 shows of your choice (provided there are tickets available) at Pure Joy. Voucher will be emailed, but tshirt will be mailed. Please specify size.

    30 out of 30 claimed

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