Dragonfly Studio

One-of-a-kind artist space in Los Angeles offering commercial rentals for production, events, gatherings, classes, and more.

Beckett
Art + Music
$120
pledged of $15,000 goal
4
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Project Ends on March 31, 2020

Project Description

The mission of Dragonfly Studio is to create an inclusive, supported, and fully-connected artist community.

Los Angeles is one of the largest artistic hubs in the US; it is the entertainment capital of the world, after all. People come here from all across the globe to find their "big break." There are about half a million artistic types making their living here - but the reality is that there are millions more who are trying, and many of them are barely scraping by. The harsh reality is that many of them will never see their dreams bear fruit, and will end up giving up so they can pay their bills. 

Dragonfly Studio hopes to change that.

You see, many of these "failed" artists would go on to create amazing things, if they're just given a chance. Sometimes, one chance is all it takes - and that's what we hope to bring to life with Dragonfly Studio.

Dragonfly Studio is the first multi-use space of its kind.

We believe in the power and importance of the arts and humanities, and in the artistic community at work in Los Angeles. In many ways, the arts thrive here - but many artists, especially those new to the city don't have a place to go or a community to support them, so they end up getting lost in the shuffle. 

We welcome all people, from all walks of live, creating all kinds of projects, to use Dragonfly Studio to fit their needs: Events, networking, workshops, seminars, classes, performances, showcases, photo/video shoots, galleries, social gatherings, and so much more... Dragonfly Studio is a multi-purpose venue that can transform to fit the needs of its community.

We believe a rising tide lifts all boats, and none of us can win if even one of us is losing.

That's why part of our mission is to make our space accessible to people of all economic backgrounds. We seek to offer work/trade assistance, internship opportunities, scholarships, and pro-bono applications so that no one is left behind and everyone has a chance to be included.

 

We are seeking your support for:

  • Start-up costs associated with opening a brick & mortar space, like down payment and furnishing
  • Supplies for multi-purpose use, like backdrops and lighting equipment for photoshoots
  • Incorporation costs, legal fees, and taxes
  • Promotions and ad budgeting

 

Meet the Dragonfly Team!

At this time, Dragonfly is:

  • Me, Beckett Arnold - digital creator/designer & performance artist
  • My brother and business partner, Alec Figueroa - Coach & business development consultant

 

Thanks for supporting our vision!

We dream of creating a fully connected and supported community within the artistic space in Los Angeles, and Dragonfly Studio is just a small step in that direction. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us, and we look forward to you joining us on this grand adventure!

The Project FAQs

Where is Dragonfly Studio Located?

  • We will be located in North Hollywood, California - cross streetsL Cahuenga Blvd. & Magnolia Blvd.

Can I come take a look at the space?

  • Dragonfly Studio is not open yet, but we plan to open our doors in mid-March of 2020.

Are all types of productions/events welcome?

  • We are an all-inclusive space and welcome a diverse range of productions and events. The only types of projects that are not allowed are anything having to do with firearms, illegal drugs, gambling, or pornography. We want everyone to feel safe, wholesome, and legal!

Will there be any kind of application process will be involved?

  • Absolutely! Since we want to keep things above-board, we will require that all who want to use the space go through our screening process. This may or may not include a background check, depending on the type of event.
Chelsea Winfo
01/29/2020
Egg Level
$25
Rebecca
01/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Diane
01/23/2020
Egg Level
$25
01/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Monetary Contribution

We love you for contributing! Every little bit counts, and we really appreciate your donation in any amount. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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$60
Larva Level

In exchange for your $75 donation, you'll receive a commemorative tote bag, souvenir button, and custom Thank You packet!

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$120
Pupa Level

In exchange for your $150 donation, you'll receive a premium branded, insulated water bottle, commemorative tote bag, souvenir button, and custom Thank You packet!

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$260
Imago Level

In exchange for your $300 donation, you'll receive all the branded items included in the previous levels, as well as a personalized social media shoutout!

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$550
Dragonfly Level

In exchange for your $300 donation, you'll receive all the branded items included in the previous levels, as well as your name on our studio wall as a founding supporter!

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$1,500
Stratosphere Level

For your contribution of $1,500, not only do you get all the rewards from the previous levels, but you will also get to use the space for an event of your choosing for up to 3 hours!

*You must be able to get yourself or your representatives to the space of your own accord (i.e. be an LA local, or able to travel to LA on your own) to use this reward.

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$5,500
Orbital Level

For your contribution of $5,500, not only do you get all the rewards from the previous levels, but we will also put you up for 3 days (2 nights - Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in LA!

On that Saturday night, we will throw a Backers' Party with everyone who chooses this reward level in Dragonfly Studio. 

Sunday will be sightseeing day, where we will shuttle around LA and see all the major attractions.

Spend a fun weekend in LA and get the honor of being one of our VIPs!

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$8,000
To Infinity & Beyond!

For your contribution of $8,000, not only do you get all the rewards from the previous levels, but we will also put you up plus a guest of yours for 3 days (2 nights - Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in LA!

On that Saturday night, we will throw a Backers' Party with everyone who chooses this reward level in Dragonfly Studio. 

Sunday will be sightseeing day, where we will shuttle around LA and see all the major attractions.

Spend a fun weekend in LA and get the honor of being one of our VIPs!

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Monetary Contribution

We love you for contributing! Every little bit counts, and we really appreciate your donation in any amount. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

2 Supporters
Contribute
$60
Larva Level

In exchange for your $75 donation, you'll receive a commemorative tote bag, souvenir button, and custom Thank You packet!

25 Left
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$120
Pupa Level

In exchange for your $150 donation, you'll receive a premium branded, insulated water bottle, commemorative tote bag, souvenir button, and custom Thank You packet!

15 Left
0 Supporters
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$260
Imago Level

In exchange for your $300 donation, you'll receive all the branded items included in the previous levels, as well as a personalized social media shoutout!

15 Left
0 Supporters
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$550
Dragonfly Level

In exchange for your $300 donation, you'll receive all the branded items included in the previous levels, as well as your name on our studio wall as a founding supporter!

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$1,500
Stratosphere Level

For your contribution of $1,500, not only do you get all the rewards from the previous levels, but you will also get to use the space for an event of your choosing for up to 3 hours!

*You must be able to get yourself or your representatives to the space of your own accord (i.e. be an LA local, or able to travel to LA on your own) to use this reward.

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$5,500
Orbital Level

For your contribution of $5,500, not only do you get all the rewards from the previous levels, but we will also put you up for 3 days (2 nights - Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in LA!

On that Saturday night, we will throw a Backers' Party with everyone who chooses this reward level in Dragonfly Studio. 

Sunday will be sightseeing day, where we will shuttle around LA and see all the major attractions.

Spend a fun weekend in LA and get the honor of being one of our VIPs!

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$8,000
To Infinity & Beyond!

For your contribution of $8,000, not only do you get all the rewards from the previous levels, but we will also put you up plus a guest of yours for 3 days (2 nights - Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in LA!

On that Saturday night, we will throw a Backers' Party with everyone who chooses this reward level in Dragonfly Studio. 

Sunday will be sightseeing day, where we will shuttle around LA and see all the major attractions.

Spend a fun weekend in LA and get the honor of being one of our VIPs!

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