will you help us create a different wrld?

friends, we are proud to announce the new home of the DIFFERENT WRLD HEADQUARTERS at 701 haywood rd in west asheville (the former home of the mothlight) !!

DIFFERENT WRLD is a production collective that aims to connect the community by creating intentional spaces and installations.

DIFFERENT WRLD HQ will be a community hub that provides open access to creative equipment like computers, cameras, and video gear, as well as a place for community discussion and creative education.

friends, we are proud to announce the new home of the DIFFERENT WRLD HEADQUARTERS at 701 haywood rd in west asheville (the former home of the mothlight) !!

DIFFERENT WRLD is a production collective that aims to connect the community by creating intentional spaces and installations.

DIFFERENT WRLD HQ will be a community hub that provides open access to creative equipment like computers, cameras, and video gear, as well as a place for community discussion and creative education.

HELP CREATE ACCESS FOR
THOSE THAT NEED IT MOST.

money shouldn’t be a barrier to explore new things. we want the creative tools and events in our space to be accessible to everyone.

your commitment creates access for underserved folx in our community to try out and learn how to use new tools and technology. it gives them space to explore and grow their creativity.

each $25 / month gift creates access
for one person in our community 

SO BEFORE WE GET INTO IT …

to make this happen, we’re gonna need your help.

here’s what you can do:

+ watch the video + finish reading this page
+ look in your couch cushions to find some extra coin
+ share our story with your friends

we started creating spaces because we need space. there are opportunities for creatives, but many of them are only for some and not for all. we believe everyone should be able to create and have access to the resources that they need.

our team is black-led and queer- & women-owned. this is for us, by us. we believe in doing nothing without intention. we believe that if you cross, you should help somebody else cross. if you are free, you have to set someone else free.

all of this has brought us to this moment. we’ve been behind the scenes putting together our dreams and plans for the space over the past several months with our friends and community. we can’t wait to share this vision with you. 

OK HERE’S THE
B R E A K D O W N

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CREATIVE HUB 

sometimes getting a few key tools is what sets you up for success. we’ll have gear available for checkout that serves the new media and digital creative community.

– camera + video gear, podcast equipment, adobe software, photo studio setup, lighting

– an index of local and regional creatives committed to lending their expertise to emerging talent

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MUSIC + ART + INSTALLATIONS

we want to create space for all kinds of art and creative expression. and yes, there will be music! there will be shows like back in the day whenever it’s safe to do so again, but in the meantime expect . . .

– experimental art installations events
– intimate shows from your favorite local artists
– live streams
– performance art
– outdoor experiences

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EDUCATION + GROWTH

growth and community dialogue happens when people come together. we hope to encourage people to be engaged and learn through…

– panel discussions
– community activism and engagement
– zines and literature, book clubs

and just lending a listening ear

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RETAIL + MOBILE TRUCK

who doesn’t like drip. you’ll be able to shop different wrld designs and collabs w/ local artists.

ohh, and we got a mobile retail truck to take this bitch on the road! think pop up events and outdoor parties…

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COFFEE + BAR

some of the best ideas come from conversation over coffee or drinks. be it your morning cup or your nightcap, we’ll have the fuel to keep your creative endeavors goin’.

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FOOD FROM SILVER

ok for real, we are hype that chef Silver Cousler is going to be throwing down in the kitchen (!!)

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HOW WE HOPE YOU
FEEL IN THE SPACE 

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we want you to feel safe, we want you to feel heard, we want you to feel empowered and equipped to take on any project you can dream up.

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our intention is to hold space for people to connect with each other and the asheville community. we all know what it feels like to be underserved and unwelcome. we know asheville has more to offer our art community and creatives of all types. 

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different wrld is a space where you can ask for what you need and get what you didn’t know you needed. we’re here to help you set your intentions and get your shit done.

each of our individual paths have prepared us for this in different ways.

  • from taking care of your kids
  • to lobbying congressmen for climate change policy
  • to researching native Appalachian herbs
  • to designing fashion lines
  • to teaching your kids how to swim
  • to dj’ing and acting on stage
  • to designing graphics for community engagement
  • to casting & producing photoshoots
  • to marching in the streets 

we are real ass humans, like truly. we get it.

a lot of industries have a high barrier to entry. this dream is one of them. which is why we are leaning on our communities and our networks to allow us to gain access. 

our dream is to provide the tools that to break down barriers for people to be able to explore their creative work. in helping break down our barrier, we pledge to continue to break down barriers in our community. 

this won’t be possible without your help. we weren’t kidding about you digging into your couch cushions and send us that extra coin to help us get this shit going! 

people just need space. and we like creating spaces. 

will you help us create a different wrld? 

with gratitude,

honey & the different wrld team

<3

(c) different wrld // g f