And the tea is...we need cash
Join us for a night of performances, film showings, and presentations by indi-artists looking either for a space to show their stuff or for donations to support their cause.
I'm hosting this event because I'm currently raising money for a project and it feels wrong to ask for so much (my goal is $3000) without giving something back. So CommuniTea is my attempt to spread the wealth, help others get a little while I also get what I need. Tickets will be $5-15to pay for the space, wine has been donated, and we'll have poster boards displaying other artist/projects/companies who we weren't able to make space for performance wise and how to support them.
Art is necessary, and money is powerful. Money, nowadays, should support people and environments that need it. I have a place to live, food to eat, and a life to enjoy, I'm not in need of extra money. So when I came to terms with the fact that if I wanted to tell this story, this film I've been working on, I would need a whole lot of money, I was resistant.
It felt wrong to work for excess money all to the benefit of my own art, no matter how progressive I try to make it. I'm still not entirely at peace with it, but if I'm going forward then I'm going to bring others with me.
Communi-Tea's goal is to bring artists together to thrive under the toughest burden of our industry: the need for cash.