As the world starts to emerge from this global reset, we all as individuals and a community start to seek out and try to find the things that are most important to us. It has become apparent the value of having a safe space inclusive of everybody, a space to share what we have in common and celebrate our differences. From the other side of the window, we at Cult Cafe have watched something really special unfold in front of us. This inspired us to create At The Common Ground, a place where we have been able to nurture a new community growing from all walks of life but all sharing the need to belong to something bigger than ourselves. @thecommonground we decided to give this space a life of its own offering a unique platform where all sorts of diverse creatives can reach an audience and safely come together.
Our world today is so emotionally demanding and complex, so we want to build an uplifting and positive environment for people to enjoy, encouraging them to open their minds to all aspects of creativity and find the inspiration to be a version of themselves they love.
@thecommonground will take a direction influenced by the enthusiasm of all its supporters and will use the money raised by you to provide everything needed to facilitate this project.
On our stage you will find musicians, poets, instructors, actors, artists and everybody else who would like a place to practice, perform or share their talents, opinions and love with the community.
Here at Cult Cafe we have supported so many individuals, artists, small business, charities and more over the years and this is the avenue we have chosen to build a bigger platform for the years to come.
Cult Cafe, who are committed to this project, aimed to fund its growth through some of its grant funding. Regrettably Ipswich Borough Council capped all discretionary grants at £10,000 denying Cult the opportunity to give @thecommonground the £15,000 it needed to invest in resources and equipment.
So, as firm believers in community, we are going to raise the funds for this incredible project ourselves through our current supporters, our future supporters, our community and bloody hard work!