Dear improvisation researchers,
the season is coming to a close with the summer-break in July and August, and as every year I will have to decide whether to rent the studio (on Thursday afternoons) for another whole season.
This year I feel I definetly need your help in the decision, so please read on.
The arguments for and against are mainly:
+ It is great to have such a pleasant. low-priced studio in the middle of Amsterdam and the weekly slot of available studio time is a good incentive to organise sessions (no extra work to set something up).
– As there are also a lot of Thursdays that we are not using the studio, I am losing money on it. One could argue that our project/this website does not necessarily need a fixed, weekly studio and we could organise things in another way.
I personally still believe that it is a great good to have the studio and therefore have a ‘home’: For the pleasurable feeling of returning (to the work and to the company of great people 🙂 ), and also because the available time every week ‘asks’ to be used and therefore things are more likely to happen.
What I imagine would help is if there would be more people who would shoulder with me the financial risk of the studio being (not) used – or who would be interested to use the studio on days that it is not used for Carpet sessions.
So my concrete question is this:
Would you be willing to become part of a circle of Carpet Session supporters, so that the financial pressure is taken a little bit off me for the coming season?
It would mean something between 5 and 10 euro a month to share the basic costs (depending on how big this circle is), and it would give you free acces to a very nice studio whenever it is not being used. Next to this, the per-session-contribution for joining Carpet Sessions would fall away for you.
We can, inside this supporters-circle, decide together how to exactly divide the money and use the income from Carpet-Sessions, etc…
Please let me know if you would be up for this (you can also write me an e-mail if you prefer, or use the Contact page)
Any other comments, encouragements or wise words concerning this question are also very welcome.
Looking forward to hearing from you,