LOLA Magazine celebrates the vibrant culture of Berlin. We have been completely independent from our inception, but right now the cultural industry is experiencing a crisis of incredible magnitude. The clients and supporters who would normally fund LOLA through advertising are either on hiatus or running on a greatly reduced capacity. To keep LOLA alive and to publish issue eight, we have decided to turn to the community for support.
The purpose of LOLA Magazine is to shine a light on the incredible cultural scene of Berlin. It focuses on music, art, film, sex life, and human interest. Culture is the way in which we express ourselves as humans and connect to each other, and it needs to be celebrated and protected. We believe that media should be both high quality and accessible, and for this reason we make LOLA available for free throughout Berlin. We use our platform to champion unsung heroes of the city alongside more established names.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
LOLA is for readers who want to engage with and know more about the culture of Berlin, and to give valuable media support to the cultural producers of the city from all backgrounds – musicians, artists, community activists, sex workers, and more. Our goal is to raise enough funds to publish and distribute LOLA issue eight and to ensure the magazine continues to be as accessible as possible.
Why would you support this project?
This city is built on the work of musicians, artists, activists, filmmakers, dancers and creative people of all backgrounds and from all walks of life. By supporting LOLA you are ensuring that this culture continues to have a presence and a voice and that their work is being documented and disseminated. LOLA’s purpose is to support and promote the diverse culture of Berlin, and your support of this fundraiser makes that possible.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The funds raised will be used for the printing and distribution costs of LOLA issue eight and as a contribution to the creative team behind the magazine. Without this fundraising initiative, another issue of LOLA is not possible. Successful funding will keep LOLA alive.
Who are the people behind the project?
LOLA is produced by a dedicated core team of five people and a wider network of talented freelancers. At this point, it should probably be mentioned that the magazine is named after a dog, so in essence the real chief is a cute black Labrador.