Our goals as the Charm City Art Space are as follows:
To act as a creative outlet for DIY performance, music, and art.
To work as a center for independent thought, constructive discussion, and creative expression.
To thrive as a headquarters for autonomous education and as a resource for community awareness.
To survive as a place to talk and meet new people of like mind in comfort and tranquility.
To focus our energies as a buffer to filter out negative influences including but not limited to: racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, ageism, violence and judgmental fundamentalism.
To provide a space free from drugs and alcohol where all are welcome.
All decision making shall be a collective effort with equal weight given to all.
Meetings for the Charm City Art Space (from hereon referred to as the Space or CCAS) will be held once a month. All members and non-members are welcome during the meetings. Membership dues may be collected at the meetings and topics that effect the space will be discussed. The meetings will usually be scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm as events permit.
The CCAS has three levels of membership.
The first level is Promoter. This costs $30 a year. The money is used to help us pay rent, utilities, and maintenance. With this membership, you are able to book events at the Space. You must be a member for one month and help to staff at least two shows before you can put on an event.
The second level is Staffer. This is granted after staffing two shows at the Space, one on door and one on sound. Staffers have all the same benefits as Promoters except for the ability to book events.
The third level is the Administrative Membership. This is limited to people who are legally tied to the CCAS through being on the lease and utility bills. Memberships are open to all who are interested.
You will receive a membership packet including a membership card, CCAS guidelines, and other info.
During events, there will usually be two staff members working with the promoter. One working sound and the other working the door. Additional staffers will be scheduled for largers shows as the need arises. The promoter will be taking care of the bands and keeping things running in a timely manner.
Escorts to your car are available upon request. We believe we are located in a safe, well lit neighborhood, but we also realize we can never be too careful with personal safety.
CCAS is an alcohol/drug free space. Plese respect that. There are many bars near CCAS (one right next door) should you be interested in a drink.
We are located in a residential area so please be respectful of the neighborhood and keep the noise down while outside of the Space.
The CCAS is committed to providing a forum for the type of art that is in line with our mission statement. This includes visual works of art as well as musical works as well. The CCAS reserves the right to refuse the exhibition of art, or let bands play that are either a risk to the space or do not match our mission. This includes bands of a racist, sexist, and/or homophobic nature.
Members are allowed to set up art events. The space itself is free, but if anything is sold through the space, a percentage of the sale will go to the Space. The percentage should be agreed upon before the start of the art event. If art gets damaged the CCAS may be able to help reimburse the artist, but s/he must understand that this is a DIY space, and our resources are limited.
Gallery questions should be directed to Veronika Volkov (email@example.com).
Bands should contact promoters individually to book events. Go to the booking page, for a list of current promoters. The promoter is responsible for booking and advertising the event, not the CCAS.
Members holding a Promoter Membership can book events after their month long probation period and after they have helped staff at least two shows. This period is so that we feel you have a certain level of commitment to the Space and so you get to know how things operate. We hope you will take this time to help out at other events and meet your fellow CCAS members. A percentage of money donated at the door will go to CCAS to cover the costs of running the Space. Weekday door times (as in Sunday through Thursday) are to start between 6pm and 7pm and end by 10pm. We have residents in the building and these times have been agreed upon with them. There are no exceptions.