Hello! Thanks for visiting BUILDING THE SECRET CITY. The Secret City is an Obie Award Winning arts organization dedicated to serving the human, social and spiritual needs of artists and creative people in New York City. Our main program is our monthly service, which takes place the last Sunday of every month. Our services are joyful, irreverent and radical gatherings featuring a roster of amazing artists from our community and beyond -- we cater to visual artists, performers, writers, dancers and creative people from all walks of life. We've been in operation for 2 1/2 years; our mission is thriving and our community is growing. This summer represents a crucial point in our development. Since October 2007, we've operated with very little organizational infrastructure or financial support. Our kickstarter campaign is designed to enable us to make the important transition from scrappy, grass roots underdog to well funded and structured organization able to continue serving our growing community. This is where you come in. We're asking you to be part of this community by supporting our growth. Here are some of the things your money will enable us to do: we really need a new space to accommodate our expanding community, this kickstarter money will allow us to pay a larger monthly rent. We are creating a new website so that people can find us on the web, and so that we can begin putting part of our services online for everyone to take part. We're also going to start paying one full time employee to ensure that our monthly services continue. Also in the works are the building of a board, applying for non-profit status and hiring two interns. So you see, your contribution will directly support The Secret City during this critical transitional period, ensuring the creation of an organization that serves the beautiful, diverse and much-needed community of artists and creative people living and working in New York City. Check out our blog for some pics, and to get a feel of our community and events: www.thesecretcity.typepad.com. Welcome to The Secret City, and if you're in New York City on August 1st, please join us at our final service of the season. Thank You!!
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