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Grow Food, Art, Business & Community
$5,685 raised
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Createspace is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports small businesses, artists, and makers by growing a sharing economy space. We enhance lives by teaching hands-on skills in art, design, growing & cooking food, and making! More

Createspace,
Richmond


A Playground for Community Learning
RVA Createspace Floor Plan

Affordable Art Studios & Creative Business Development Space.

What do we already do?

Bill Landscape Conservation Workshop Reedy CreekMonthly workshops for youth to adults in topics that range from Conservation Landscaping to Hydroponics, Vermicompost, and Music Production to name a few.
This past year work with youth in a variety of afterschool enrichment and summer camps, including Ceramics, Animation, Painting, and Maker Camp. In the future we plan to continue our partnership with Richmond Parks and Rec. to offer after school enrichment for RPS youth. 

Computer Lab and Co-working SpaceWe have a community of web & graphic designers in the co-working space. Newcomers are welcome and its never too late to learn! Someone will always there be there to lend you a hand.
We provide affordable and accessible studio space. We offer competitive prices and a convenient location. Many of our artist residents live in the neighborhood or nearby.
A small tool library with hand tools including saws, drills, nails, screws, angle grinder, staple gun, calk gun, vice grips, respirators & more. This fundraiser will help us renovate our community shop space and expand our tool library to include welding equipment and other larger tools.

What is the fundraiser for?

$5,000 - will double the quantity of studios from 10 to 20 by expanding our footprint in the building, and renovating the space there.
$5,000 - will go to improving our shared space including, getting tools & equipment for you to use anytime, and fresh paint & murals on the walls we desperately need ;)
$3,000 - will go to expand our commercial kitchen to provide kitchen space for Food Not Bombs and food start-ups.

$2,000 - will allow wiggle room in our budget for perk fulfillment and help us to increase the depth and frequency of our workshops, classes, and events.

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Perks

$65
Food Not Bombs Apron
  • 3 claimed
The perfect Christmas gift, that has a purpose: helping Food not Bombs grow a community kitchen space.
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$300
3-Month Private Studio Membership
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Join us with your very own renewable 100 s.f. studio space to call yours with the first 3 months prepaid!
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$10
New Logo Sticker
  • 3 claimed
Sticky Stickers. Enjoy the first ever print run of our new logo!
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$25
Art of Nicholas Daily - Print
  • 6 claimed
The Virginia Cardinal is one of his many beautiful pieces. More of his artwork can be located by clicking here. Prints will be approximately 11x17.
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$25
Sponsor a Youth
  • 13 claimed
Sponsor a youth with after school enrichment sessions or summer camp activities. You will receive an original photograph of them in the class and a handwritten note thank you note.
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$25
The Voyage
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Original large format artwork print from our friend Melvin Brinkley
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$50
Class & Workshop Annual Pass
  • 6 claimed
We will send you a pass that can be shown for free admission to all Createspace Sponsored Classes & Workshops for the next year.
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$75
3-Month Membership
  • 2 claimed
24/7 Access with 3 months paid upfront to our Computer Lab, Photo Studio, Classroom / Conference Room, Shop Space, Gardens, Outside Event Space, Kitchenette
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