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establishing a diy, not for profit arts/music space

Post by jamonbreadyay » Mon Dec 22, 2008 23:39

okay, so there's a basement available for rent in the northern quarter and i've been thinking about enquiring about it. the plan would be (or at least, this is what the idea is) to use it as an art space/occasional gig venue for local diy promoters and bands and stuff.

ignoring the fact it probably isn't suitable and i can't afford it, what kind of obstacles would i face? more questions:

would i need to obtain a live music license?
would i be able to get some kinds of arts based funding? anyone can get these, right?
would having an alcohol license be necessary? the expense and rigmarole of that would make the whole thing unworkable i think.
forming some kind of committee so costs can be spread among members would be a good way of paying for stuff wouldn't it?

there has to be a reason why these kind of things don't exist in lots of places, right? also, i didn't really know which forum to put this in so if anyone thinks it should go anywhere else, feel free to move it.

say helpful stuff please. or tell me i'm being delusional.

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Post by jamonbreadyay » Mon Dec 22, 2008 23:39

this is manchester, by the way.

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Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Dec 23, 2008 00:43

jamonbreadyay wrote:this is manchester, by the way.
lots of planets have a northern quarter.
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Post by will » Tue Dec 23, 2008 00:45

I don't know the answers to the questions, but the people who run Mello Mello in Liverpool might. They have bands on, a whole sort of "art space" thing going on (or at least they did last time I was there), and no alcohol license (it is/was BYOB). Their number is 0151 707 0898 (they don't seem to have a web presence (I got their number off Google, I'm not just giving out people's numbers)).

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Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Dec 23, 2008 00:52

Perhaps ask the guys at Islington Mill in Salford? They've developed an arts space there so they surely would have answers to a lot of your questions.
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Post by indiansummer » Tue Dec 23, 2008 09:47

will wrote:I don't know the answers to the questions, but the people who run Mello Mello in Liverpool might. They have bands on, a whole sort of "art space" thing going on (or at least they did last time I was there), and no alcohol license (it is/was BYOB). Their number is 0151 707 0898 (they don't seem to have a web presence (I got their number off Google, I'm not just giving out people's numbers)).
i went to see Mugstar there a month or two ago and they were defo selling beer there, so i'm not sure if anything's changed.
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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:55

maybe talk to the manifesta lot in leeds about how they run the common place?
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Post by SophieC » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:47

will wrote:I don't know the answers to the questions, but the people who run Mello Mello in Liverpool might. They have bands on, a whole sort of "art space" thing going on (or at least they did last time I was there), and no alcohol license (it is/was BYOB). Their number is 0151 707 0898 (they don't seem to have a web presence (I got their number off Google, I'm not just giving out people's numbers)).
it's run by the arts organisation, who also have buildings in nottingham. i was just busy needlessly slagging it off in the nottingham thread actually. they take over run down empty buildings and then try and sort out a nominal rent with the landlord for keeping it maintained.

http://www.theartorganisation.co.uk/
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Post by barafundle » Wed Jan 07, 2009 18:15

more people to talk to might be the people that run the cube cinema in bristol. they have been DIY/non-profit/community run for about 11 years now i think. although they often struggle to find volunteers to keep it open, presumably they have found the funds to pay the rent for all that time.

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