DIFFERENT WRLD HQ
OPENING 2021
ASHEVILLE, NC

breaking down the barrier of entry to the creative industry

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SUPPORTING PARTNERS @ $25 / MONTH BEFORE FEB 5TH

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D I F F E R E N T   W R L D  is a production collective that creates intentional spaces and installations.
our headquarters [ DW:HQ ] will be the home of a CREATIVE HUB that supports the working creative and provides open access to creative equipment and shared resources.

we are a small team of people in asheville, north carolina. through some miracle silver lining of 2020 we were brought together with a space for our new HEADQUARTERS, aka DW:HQ. more about how it got started.

we’re gonna need your support to help make our dreams happen of opening a CREATIVE HUB.

as a part of DW:HQ,
we are building a
CREATIVE HUB to

++ provide open access to shared creative resources

++ give people the tools to learn new skills like how to start a podcast, learn to dj, document their art, know their worth and make a living as a creative

++ hold safe space for queer folx, BIPOC and all the creative weirdos

++ support all working creatives with what they need to build their dreams

the thing is, we’re doing this all grassroots style.

so, we could use your help.

we are here to support the working creative

we are here to provide open access to shared resources

we are here to break down barriers to the creative industry

the CREATIVE HUB is our love letter to the working creative. it’s a space where you can…

++ check out creative equipment you’d need to start a podcast, learn how to dj, try digital illustration, take photos of the jewelry you make to sell online … etc. at sliding scale starting at $0 ZERO dollars

++ connect with other creatives and businesses that are committed to helping others cross

++ get help with documenting your work, figuring out how run a small biz as a creative, knowing your worth and actualizing your vision

++ get what you need and also what you didn’t know you needed

barriers to entry can be things like needing extra $$ for expensive gear, not knowing what gear to buy, or not knowing even where to start. it can be not feeling comfortable in a space or knowing how navigate contracts and residencies and sponsorships.

it can be the headache of navigating the steps to start a small business, and not knowing who to ask for help. sometimes it’s not having the tools to document your work or the support network to have extra hands on deck when you need them.

every industry has different barriers, but we can connect with folks who have been there before. we help break down these barriers by helping you get your foot in the door and learn new things, document your work, and know your worth as a creative.

every dollar of our profit goes towards our vision to build the CREATIVE HUB at our HQ and support the working creative.

among other things, your money goes to…

  • help us secure new creative equipment and software for the creative hub
  • providing sliding scale pricing to use creative hub equipment in the space starting at ZERO $0 dollars
  • pay fair wages for our team
  • keep the lights on and keep the rent paid

and get our buildout going so we can open in 2021 !!!

send love offerings here

no, we are NOT a non-profit, but we operate on shared values and collective vision. we pay our employees well and prioritize their wellness and mental health. we are making sure we can all take time to dream of and implement ways to dismantle capitalism and white supremacy. we are dedicated to paying forward every bit of what is and has been given to us. we believe every business and organization should operate this way.

this is a big deal to us. so much that we made a whole page about it — ways you can support — but the highlights are below. we couldn’t do this without you and we truly appreciate all of you.

1. BECOME A SUPPORTING PARTNER
differentwrld.com/partner

2. BUY MERCH
differentwrld.com/shop

3. SHARE TIME & RESOURCES
differentwrld.com/contact

4. TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
instagram.com/differentwrld

WHAT WILL YOU FIND AT
DIFFERENT WRLD HQ ???

++  CREATIVE HUB

sometimes getting a few key tools is what sets you up for success. that’s what the CREATIVE HUB is about. we’ll have new media and digital creative equipment available for checkout, and will have shared resources that support all working creatives in documenting and sharing their vision with others.

++ COFFEE + BAR + RETAIL

we’ll have space to work and the fuel to keep you going. once the doors are open, come through for a coffee or adult beverage. bring (or borrow) a laptop and work on that online class, or tell us about your latest project. and who doesn’t like drip ?? shop different wrld designs and (later) collabs w/ local artists.

++ 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

++ 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.

side note !!
don’t miss
our friend silver’s
new filipinix
restaurant 

NENG JR’S

ok for real, we are hype that CHEF SILVER COUSLER is going to be throwing down in the kitchen (!! did you even know there was a kitchen in the back of the mothlight? right?!) NENG JR’S will be avl’s first Filipinx restaurant. expect classics—sinigang, shanghai lumpia, pancit, adobo bbq chicken… your mouth is watering i know it.

S U P P O R T   S I L V E R   H  E R E   >>  NENGJRS.COM

ALL PROCEEDS FROM MERCH GOES TO HELP US BUILD THE CREATIVE HUB AT DW:HQ IN WEST ASHEVILLE.

help give folx in our community a safe space to explore and grow their creativity, get the tools to document their work, know their worth, and actualize their vision.

p a y   i t   f o r w a r d

$25 / MONTH CREATES
ACCESS FOR ONE PERSON
IN THE COMMUNITY

o u r
g o a l

360

SUPPORTING PARTNERS @ $25 / MONTH BEFORE FEB 5TH

******************************
BECOME A PARTNER @ $25 / MONTH
BEFORE FEB 5th && GET A TSHIRT
******************************
CURRENTLY AT 65 / 360 PARTNERS