On March 23, about 10 days after temporarily closing the venue to the public, we received an email from one of our musician friends who had just performed at our space. The letter had the most amazing, surprising, gracious words we have received during this miserable time that had just begun.
And within a week, we received a donation from Café Royal Cultural Foundation. Their only "request" for us is to stay open for the community.
At that time, we had just paid a large monthly bill to our insurance company (that has an exclusion clause for Loss due to Virus or Bacteria) and rent was also coming up.
We cannot be more grateful for their generosity and will continue to do our best. Although it looks like we are a little "quiet" now, but we will have a lot of "noise" coming soon!
Café Royal Cultural Foundation awards grants of up to $10,000 to visual artists, performers and writers and in some cases up to $30,000 for musicians.
The remaining grant cycles for 2020 are March 2 - May 18, June 1 - August 31 and September 14 - November 16. Visit their website, apply and let them know what you are creating!