The Café of the Arts has just installed a brand new retractable bleacher in its living room, financed through a crowdfunding campaign with the help of many people and last September, the Café of the Arts launched the crowdfunding campaign ‘El Café te sienta bien‘ (The Café suits you) to get the necessary funding to build the retractable bleachers. The workers of the café recalled a statement from the Café of the Arts, saying that the objective was to increase visibility and useful workspace, as well as to save time and energy in every assembly and disassembly of the hall.
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Renovations in the Café of the Arts
Running nearly 100 performances per season for 10 years, the Café of the Arts team had worked on disassembling and later reassembling the seats within the interior for each performance. Even in doing so, the visibility in the theatre was still greatly minimized regardless of seats being removed as they seat themselves simply took up too much space. As a result, conditioned the development of the circus classes, the work of the companies and the rest of the activities.
Cristian Londoño, the co-director, stated that “It’s difficult to make such a decision because the seats are part of the collective imagination of our room, its hallmark. Each seat has a history, great sentimental value, and many memories, but we need to make this change in order to offer a higher quality experience to the public and the artists. We trust that the great family of the Café of the Arts that we have been creating over the last 10 years will help us and accompany us in this transformation.”
Joy overcame the Café of the Arts team when 102% of the €10,000 needed for the construction of the stands was collected within just 40 days of the campaign run period. In exchange for the financial support needed for the creation of these bleachers, participants (depending on the amount of the contribution which ranged from €10 to €500), will receive various rewards. Rewards will range from cloth bags and tickets to shows to being able to put their name on the wood of the bleachers or to receive free subscriptions to circus classes or to keep one of the seats that will be retired as a souvenir.
As governments increasingly cut arts and culture budgets, crowdfunding has provided a new way for these important institutions to secure the necessary funds to continue operations. Over time more projects like the Café of Arts will continue to seek funding from large groups of individuals, rather than relying upon government grants and lump sum donations from wealthy philanthropists.
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