Urban Spree is an independent, self-financed cultural place and what makes our curated mix of concerts, exhibitions, bookshop, and Biergarten so unique and beloved is what makes us fragile now. We had to close all our activities as of mid March for the safety of our staff and visitors for an undetermined period of time
Unlike most clubs, we are quite dependent on seasonal factors. After the winter, our cash flows are depleted and we are dependent on the concerts, bookshop and the Biergarten to generate much-needed cash flows. A disastrous start of the season will mean 0 cash flows to operate in summer this year and worse, 0 cash flows to navigate through next winter. It means that we won't be able to survive through next winter.
We need your support to continue paying for the rent, not to lay off our staff and other fixed costs.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
We need your support to continue paying for the rent, not to lay off our staff and other high fixed costs. Urban Spree reinvests a lot in the culture it defends. We are not in nature a commercial operation although we operate along commercial lines, only to defend our integrity and independence.
Why would you support this project?
Over the 8 years of our existence, we believed that Urban Spree is defending a certain vision of culture: independent, open, intelligent, with a strong and open curation in music, art and craft. We support underground art cultures, we fund artist residencies and have a police of free entry.
Berlin is changing fast and we believed that Urban Spree is an integral part of what makes the city valuable for its inhabitants and visitors alike.
If you share the same idea of culture as we do, if you like the place we organically built over time, then please support us.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
We will be able to pay for all the fixed costs we have (rent, all the bills) and most importantly to keep the staff on payroll and create a fund for those in distress or in need because of the situation.
Who are the people behind the project?
The management of Urban Spree and its employees. Urban Spree is mostly described as a family.