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Brooklyn-based project and event space Primetime is raising funds to make itself available to artists for free in 2012.
Brooklyn-based project and event space Primetime is raising funds to make itself available to artists for free in 2012.
75 backers pledged $17,805 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT IS PRIMETIME

Primetime is a small, street-level project-space located at 135 Huntington Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The size and location of the space is embraced as a welcome limitation to the types of event that can occur there, which in the past have been talks, screenings, launches, residencies, and shows.

WHAT WE'RE RAISING

In the past, we've allowed the space to be handed over to our friends, on the condition that they take care of all financial responsibilities. Moving forward, we'd like to have that not be a part of the equation. The money we hope to raise will pay for that next phase of Primetime, which is to last the length of 2012, and is divided into three main parts:

  • First are our monthly costs: Primetime pays $340 a month in rent, plus (between) 60 and 90 dollars for utilities. Roughly, it's a monthly $416.66, then, and for a full year exactly $5,000.
  • For the long-term, we are looking to become a non-profit - ideally to be able to apply for additional grants moving forward. State and Federal filing fees to become a non-profit organization are in the one thousand dollar range. 
  • However, if we were to raise funds in excess of our hoped for amount of 6,000 dollars, we'd like to produce signage to identify the space, provide refreshments at events, hire a programmer for the website, fix the space up again, and so on.

WHAT WE GOT YOU

WHAT HAS HAPPENED

We started in November 2009 as a cooperative with 11 members, each responsible for filling up the programming for their month. We also shared responsibilities for renovating the space, which had been abandoned for a few years and was in need of a new ceiling, electricity, and wall repairs. The following February we opened with our first party. Since then, we've had a steady stream of shows and events with tons of old and new friends, including:

Daniel Albrigo

Michael Anderson

Sam Anderson

Michel Auder

Joana Avillez

Zach Baron

Amy Beecher

Jenna Bliss

Scarlett Boulting

Bill Daniel

Alex DeCarli

Michael Farmer

Brian Faucette

Gary Fogelson

Sam Friedman

Adam Gordon

Jesse Greenberg

Nate Heiges

Dmitri Hertz

Becky James

Meredith James

Erin Jane Nelson

Joe Johnson

Rachel Kaplan

Leaders

Kate Levant

Justin Lieberman

Jacques Louis Vidal

Phil Lubliner

Jules Marquis

Caitlin McBride

Mary Meehan

Ted Mineo

Jenny Mörtsell

Sahra Motalebi

Nathan Nedorostek

Serifcan Özcan

Ben Phelan

Megan Plunkett

Ben Rayner

Alex Roth

Jess Ryan

Naz Sahin

Brendan Smith

Ethan Stickley

Nick Sylvester

Ryan Waller

Michael Wang

Alison Wilder

Ryan Wolfe

Galen Wolfe-Pauly

WHAT'S OUR WEBSITE

http://p-r-i-m-e-t-i-m-e.com

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    A ballpoint-pen plotter print edition made exclusively for PRIMETIME by BEN PHELAN (plus the chip-clip and poster).

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    A printed publication made exclusively for PRIMETIME by ALEX DACORTE (plus the chip-clip and poster).

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    A 3-D rapid-prototype of the ballpoint-pen plotter print made exclusively for PRIMETIME by BEN PHELAN (plus the print-edition, chip-clip, and poster).

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    A relaxing dinner made by JACQUES VIDAL and MEREDITH JAMES (plus the chip-clip, poster, and your choice of the Ben Phelan print or Alex DaCorte book).

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