Justin here from kulturspace. I hope you’re keeping your spirits up in these trying times. We’re hunkering down the best we can too, but I have to be honest. We need your help.
I founded The kulturspace Foundation 6 years ago this month. It’s a bittersweet celebration in many ways. We’ve connected with thousands of creative individuals, producers, collaborators, and partners on initiatives such as LA Fashion Festival, International Artist Studio Program, Berlin Student Film Festival, Duvel USA Art Glass Typography Series, and publications such as Radical Vertical, Whiteboard Magazine and Berlin U-Bahn: An Underground Journey of Typography and Colour.
We’ve contributed thousands of dollars to deserving fellow nonprofits through sponsor grants and donated personal time and skills in creating and revamping brand identities for worthy organizations through our annual Branding Package Giveaways. Over the last 6 years, we've also guided freelancers on how to start their creative journeys in Berlin, hosted 5K+ guests at our admission-free LA Fashion Festival, and supported the global creative and cultural community via independent initiatives such as our partnership with the Google Arts & Culture platform where we archive and showcase online exhibits of content by the community.
I started The kulturspace Foundation with a simple mission: to build a future of creating independently, together, by extending a helping hand to emerging artists, creatives and cultural institutions. It’s what I love doing, and what I will continue doing for as long as I can.
Why We Need Your Help
We generate income through event sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations. Now that social distancing measures have been implemented and mass gatherings prohibited, virtually all our revenue has disappeared. We were recently forced to cancel our 3rd edition of LA Fashion Festival, which was a huge setback for us financially and for our community.
We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity we have had to help you discover culture or as we call it kultur. While we’ve been able to self-sustain our operations these past 6 years with our own initiatives, however, without recourse to government grants or rescue funds as a public nonprofit, we will not be able to keep going in the current climate. We realize and sympathize that everyone is in the same situation, which makes it difficult to even ask, but we are in survival mode. We're working hard on getting through this, but we need your help.
The kulturspace Foundation is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which makes donations 100% tax-deductible. GoFundMe has verified our nonprofit status and we are rated ‘Gold’ by Guidestar who advances transparency, enabling donors like you to make better decisions.
How Your Contribution Will Be Used
100% of the funds raised in this GoFundMe Campaign will go to the programming and operational costs of LA Fashion Festival, kulturspace Studio, Berlin Student Film Festival, and initiatives such as our archiving work with Google Arts & Culture to keep the community creating independently, together. We’ve even launched a fresh online platform, Virtual Culture Festival, a platform that brings the cultural community together in a digital space, showcasing our global connected creative collective.
We’re here to discover how we can shapeshift into a more sustainable & happier tomorrow.
If you've ever attended one of our events, watched fashion films on our website or in-person, attended a panel talk, partnered with us past & present or participated in a workshop, we ask that you please consider chipping in. If we can make it to our goal, we will be able to keep our mission alive and our community connected during this unprecedented time. Our goal is modest and we know we have lots of work ahead to keep our ship sailing, so whether it's $10 or $200, every contribution helps.
Thank you for your continued support over the last 6 years. With your help, we’ll be able to keep producing and showcasing creative cultural content by the community.
Justin, Lindy, Alex, Roberta, and the rest of the kulturspace family.