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 email@example.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