Jupiter Studios Artist Co-Op Start up fund

Assist Art Director Chrystal Robinson (Shofroth) to Save Jupiter Studios for the Artists and keep it in full artist control.

Chrystal
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$40
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Project Ends on December 21, 2018

Project Description

Mission: Jupiter Studio’s mission is to revive downtown Alliance through innovation and accessibility to the arts in an inclusive, creative, and supportive environment. We aim to offer the community access to a full-service arts venue in a restored historic atmosphere. We will inspire and unite our community by making the arts accessible and encouraging artistic innovation.

Vision: We offer artists/musicians/Chefs from all incomes and backgrounds access to a full-service venue with opportunities to create, market and exhibit their work in an upscale professional Incubator environment. We seek to provide the community with a variety of rental space, such as studio, kitchen and venue rental space. Also offering catering and event coordinating services for events and celebrations in a creative arts atmosphere. With a goal to unite the community through events, festivals and highlighting cutting-edge artists in Downtown Alliance. Jupiter Studios strives to ignite interest, passion and a revival of the Downtown Alliance area through the power of art and innovation.

 

 
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Artists Services offered on a sliding income scale

  • Artist Career and marketing support services offered to emerging artists from art professionals
  • Event coordinating/hosting provided by in house chefs and resident curators
  • Venue space rental and catering services
  • Music venue and recording studio, the space already has a stage and equipment.
  • Artist and business workshops offered by areas art professionals.
  • Business Incubator for the Arts
  • Artist Co-Op opportunities and a shared studio space The Interstellar Workshop

 

I am the current Art Director and one of the original artists at Jupiter Studios the center of the Downtown Alliance Arts District. Six months ago, owner Richie Kindler asked me if I would like to take over management of  Jupiter Studios, knowing how much I have always loved this historic gallery space. I would like to transform Jupiter Studios into an Arts Incubator Space that focuses on innovation and acts as a centralized creative space for all Ohio artists to create and exhibit. I want to offer our community a full-service venue that makes a multidisciplinary arts experience accessible to Alliance and Northeast Ohio in a supportive uncensored creative environment that puts the needs of the artist first and teaches them the art of business. Over my 20 years in the arts world I have seen many artists be taken advantage of because of the gap between the artists and the administrators. I have seen our work be censored, stolen, controlled, violated, corrupted and more in the art world, 'crimes' against creativity. I hope to bridge the gap between the artists and the administrators by teaching artists the art of business and putting artists in charge of the art world again. A large room

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As a disabled artist, mother and ten-year community volunteer it’s very difficult to pursue your dreams in small town Ohio. I suffered a stroke three years ago in addition to my heart condition, Crohns Disease, Fibromyalgia, RA and a list of chronic illnesses. Overcoming great obstacles is part of my daily life just as it is for any upcoming entrepreneur. A survivor by nature and a dedicated artist I started exhibiting my artwork at age 11. I continue to exhibit across the US from NYC to California my artwork and activism can be seen in museums, bars, coffee shops and galleries across the country. My dedication to the arts scene lets me meet so many amazing artists and people and I strive to bring them all together here in Alliance Ohio.

My multidisciplinary artwork is known to speak on social and political issues and push innovative use of color into vivid symbolic imagery. Although I have never won any juried awards in my over 20 years of exhibiting, my work and dedication are well respected by artists across the US. I attended The Art Institute of Art at 17 for Special FX and am currently pursuing a degree in Marketing with a double major in Grant Writing. I am a three-time past grantee of the Ohio Arts Council Disability Access Grant and a past Lippman Kanfer grant recipient. My artwork was recently on show at The Columbus Museum of Contemporary Art’s premier event Art of Recovery and is seen in events both large and small. As a curator I aim to bring innovative artists from not only Ohio but across the US to Alliance as part of multidisciplinary art experiences.

 I have dedicated my life to the arts and hope to use the remainder of my days to revitalize the downtown Alliance Arts District, what I consider my home arts district.

The people of Alliance have stolen a part of my heart, from the homeless lady in the alley to the lawyer across the street, Jupiter Studios has been an important catalyst for the people of this community and offers accessibility to the arts.   

I am asking all of us to come together to help save Jupiter Studios for the artists and keep this amazing creative space in full artist control. I hope that you can help me Save Jupiter Studios for the Artists and transform this beautiful historic building into a Multidisciplinary Arts Innovation Incubator, an artist’s Co-Op studio space known as The Interstellar Workshop, The Kosmic Kitchen Incubator Space, The Nebula Stage, and The Mystic Chrystal Gallery. I am asking the community to help me turn this beautiful building into the Arts Complex it has the potential to become, under control of the artists.

I am requesting the public's help to rent Jupiter Studios and transform it into Jupiter Studios Innovation and Culinary Arts Complex. I will need a cushion and start-up costs while I restructure and promote Jupiter Studios, The Center of Innovation and Accessibility in the Ohio Arts Scene. As a disabled mother with big ideas it’s not an easy task to take on revitalizing an arts district and restructuring a business, but this is my destiny and when destiny knocks, you answer the door ready to fight. I am a warrior for the artists, I aim to put the creative needs of the artist first. I am a survivor and I want to see Jupiter Studios survive. I hope I can crowdfund $10,000 to help create an artist co-op and save Jupiter Studios, with the help of an entire community. Together we can paint the beautiful picture I see before me and revitalize this dead-end main street with the future of innovation and art. Jupiter Studios is the future of Alliance and you can help me paint this beautiful canvas and lead the areas most cutting edge artists toward revitalization of an entire community. Together we can Save Jupiter Studios for The Artists and for our city. 

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will Richie and Tammy the Original Owners still be involved? Yes! Richie will be concentrating on creating and performing music on stage again and Tammy will be bringing Buddies as a Guest Pop-up Restaurant! They will get to enjoy Jupiter and relax after all their hard work creating this amazing place.
  • Will Jupiter Studios still be hosting their regular events? Yes! We will still be hosting our regular events like, Monday Line Dancing, Thursday Magic Night, Our Art openings, Special Community Events, the Sunday Male Reviews, Local Music and Concerts, Irish Pub Nights, Mount Union Parties, and more to come! We love Jupiter Studios Regular Events and will be expanding them soon! 
  • One of my most frequently asked questions is ... Why in Alliance? Why Downtown? I answer, why not? Downtown Alliance is an empty canvas, without all the politics and restrictions that come with an established area, its just waiting to be transformed into a Historic Main Street, lead by and controlled by the artists. Revitalizing Main street downtown is an on trend adventure being undertaken by cities across the US. Also, Alliance is my home arts district and the people mean a great deal to my heart. Downtown Alliance is a centralized arts district between the other arts districts I exhibit in, like Cuyahoga Falls, Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Columbus, the perfect location to create an Alliance of Artists from across Ohio, here in Alliance, Ohio. Perhaps the most important reason, Why Alliance? because Alliance needs accessibility to the arts to enrich and heal this community more than anywhere I have ever exhibited. 
  • IS  there a market for artists services in Alliance? Yes there's an abundance of artists who wish to learn business skills in this area and the surrounding arts districts. I have a vast network of artists who want to be a part of Jupiter Studios, The Center of Innovation and accessibility in Ohio. 
  • How will the community benefit from Jupiter Studios? This community will have access to arts events, pop-up visiting restaurants, innovative award winning artists and chefs, artists services, and an array of social services. I will be offering numerous art therapy groups designed to help heal from trauma, including groups for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, Drug Abuse and chronic illness. This community will have access to an artist co-op shared workshop space, kitchen rental incubator, low cost business rental space and much more through my plan to transform Jupiter Studios into a Multidisciplinary Innovation Incubator Arts Complex. 
  • Why place Chrystal as the leader of the Jupiter Studios Arts Complex? Chrystal is experienced in the arts and business side of the art world for most of her life. She is used to overcoming great obstacles to succeed and is very resourceful member of the art community. As a multidisciplinary artist who strives to keep the arts accessible and uncensored she sees the bigger picture and is committed to Jupiter Studios vision for Alliance. Chrystal has seen and been a part of the growth of numerous arts districts throughout Ohio and can implement the changes needed to help make Jupiter Studios and The Downtown Alliance Arts District successful.  Chrystal was one of the first artists to exhibit at Jupiter Studios ten years ago and has seen the inside workings of the business and has the passion, drive, network and support of the community needed to make it thrive and grow out of this world. 

 

Kathleen
11/30/2018
Monetary Contribution
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Bianca Burwell
11/27/2018
Special Backer only Postcard
$25
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Just Because I Care

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Special Backer only Postcard

Thank you for helping us save Jupiter Studios ! This reward is a special postcard printed with my artwork only available to project backers!  

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Chrystal Art Print

Earn with your $50 donation to Save Jupiter Studios for the Artists an signed art print by Artist Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth. I will also give a social media shout out! Thank you for supporting innovation and accessibility through supporting Chrystal and Jupiter Studios.

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Select surprise art print and free entry

This reward will grant you free entry into one of Jupiter Studios Multidisciplinary Arts Events and experience the magic of Jupiter Studios and one art print from a select regularly exhibiting artist of Chrystal's Choice. 

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$500
Free Lifetime membership

Earn a free lifetime membership to Jupiter Studios with your $500 donation to Help Save Jupiter Studios! Thank you for supporting the Arts! A lifetime membership gets you into our events for no  door charge! 

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$1,000
Chrystal Original Painting

Earn with your $1000 donation to help Save Jupiter Studios for the Artists one of Chrystal's Original Paintings and an special Shout Out on Social media! 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Contribute
$25
Special Backer only Postcard

Thank you for helping us save Jupiter Studios ! This reward is a special postcard printed with my artwork only available to project backers!  

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
Chrystal Art Print

Earn with your $50 donation to Save Jupiter Studios for the Artists an signed art print by Artist Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth. I will also give a social media shout out! Thank you for supporting innovation and accessibility through supporting Chrystal and Jupiter Studios.

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Select surprise art print and free entry

This reward will grant you free entry into one of Jupiter Studios Multidisciplinary Arts Events and experience the magic of Jupiter Studios and one art print from a select regularly exhibiting artist of Chrystal's Choice. 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Free Lifetime membership

Earn a free lifetime membership to Jupiter Studios with your $500 donation to Help Save Jupiter Studios! Thank you for supporting the Arts! A lifetime membership gets you into our events for no  door charge! 

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$1,000
Chrystal Original Painting

Earn with your $1000 donation to help Save Jupiter Studios for the Artists one of Chrystal's Original Paintings and an special Shout Out on Social media! 

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