Fundraising Kickoff

The world of artists, musicians, poets, and community dreams needs support from time to time. This is one of those times.

Today, SHOP announces a new fundraising campaign through the fresh medium of WePay.

As to what this fundraising is for and what it means to us we call out to all the community members, students, artists, and Springtime dreamers out there:


We launched the Southside Hub of Production exists as one of the few valuable collectives of artists, writers, film makers, craftspeople, educators, and local civic organizations who have come together to create a local cultural hub space in Hyde Park, Chicago. The cultural contribution this affords the community is incredible – many of you have come to speak, sing, write, and paint your pieces, campaigns, politics, and community projects to ask for collaboration or just to share.

The funds you give here go directly to paying for the overhead costs and rent that make this community sharing possible. In total, our costs amount to $2000 a month for rent and other costs. Since SHoP is entirely volunteer run, all donations go 100% towards the costs of this jazzy operation – not the deep pockets of some administrator. On this level, every donation truly does make a difference. Yet as soon as these funds dry up, a community loses a cultural hub where any idea or object could be found – real or imaginary.

No matter your penchant – preserving the arts, providing a cheap and interesting community shop, or creating an inter-community dialogue – this cultural hub ought to appeal to the best of our passions as human beings. It is these campaigns, these small donations that often go unnoticed by the general public – that one micro donation can change the shape of an individual’s life and of an entire community.

Here’s the massive button WePay provided us with for you to click on, though you can find a link on our sidebar as well:

Donate with WePay

5638 S. Woodlawn Ave.

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