Dreamland Arts is creating arts programming, cultural programming, inclusive safe space
26

patrons

$231
per month
Community Membership Keeps Dreamland Accessible
Your monthly pledge is vital to the success of our mission and events. Thank you so much for helping us flourish while remaining independent. Let's push the boundaries of art, culture and stewardship, together!

Dreamland is a volunteer-run 501c3 non-profit contemporary art center located in downtown Buffalo, NY. Our mission is to provide an enriching and inclusive space that is accessible and comfortable for minorities, marginalized groups, and the economically or otherwise disadvantaged. Events are donation-based, and our policy is to turn no one away. We want everyone to experience a diverse range of art, music, and events.

In it's first three years, Dreamland hosted over 550 events: Solo and group art shows, the REEL QUEER film series, theater and dance performances, adult sex-ed workshops, LGBTQAI+ workshops, diverse musical performances, and more.

Why Community Membership?
Dreamland relies on event donations, but every month is different. This uncertainty is a constant concern for the already overworked volunteers at Dreamland. The end of the month can mean scrambling for funds, or difficult decisions about what to give up or cut back. Your membership helps us solve this problem.

Dreamland Finances
The first floor of Dreamland contains the gallery, free store and donation coffee-shop. The second floor contains working artists studios. Artists pay their own rent, and event donations cover remaining costs. Dreamland does not receive grants or government/corporate sponsorship.

First Floor Rent: $1000
Second Floor Rent: $1150
Insurance: $76
Electric: $180-$210
Heat: $170-$220
Internet: $90
Monthly Total: $2666-2746

After artist rent, Dreamland requires about $1600 per month, just to keep the lights on! Our landlord has been incredibly forgiving with us so far, but without your monthly pledge, Dreamland is in danger of losing its lease.

No One at Dreamland Receives a Salary or Stipend
Dreamland is maintained by a collective of artists, musicians and performers who volunteer their time. Your monthly pledge goes solely to maintaining and improving the space. Dreamland has survived this long due to the strength and love of the Buffalo (and beyond) community. Now we are reaching out directly to that community to make sure we can continue. Your membership allows us to make Dreamland the best it can be, while remaining an accessible, safe, and enriching space.

Thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely, - The Dreamland Collective
Rewards
Dream Wanderer
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Your name on Dreamland's Hall Wall
  • Quarterly Dreamland Zine
  • "Dream Fam" Button
Dream Fiend
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
  • Your name on Dreamland's Hall Wall
  • Quarterly Dreamland Zine
  • "Dream Fam" Button
  • A Dreamland Patch 
Dream Team
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Your name on Dreamland's Hall Wall
  • Quarterly Dreamland Zine
  • "Dream Fam" Button
  • A Dreamland Patch
  • Membership Card which gives you access to a free show a month! (shows can be stacked for the year)
Dream Cleric
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Your name on Dreamland's Hall Wall
  • Quarterly Dreamland Zine
  • "Dream Fam" Button
  • Dreamland Patch
  • Membership Card which gives you access to a free show a month! (shows can be stacked for the year)
  • Hand-printed Dreamland T-shirt (takes 6-8 weeks for delivery)
Goals
26 of 200 patrons
With 200 memberships, Dreamland escapes the uncertainty and unpleasant sacrifices that comes from relying solely on unpredictable in-person event donations. With this foundation providing the basic necessities of the space, volunteers will be free to make everything about Dreamland better!

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Community Membership Keeps Dreamland Accessible
Your monthly pledge is vital to the success of our mission and events. Thank you so much for helping us flourish while remaining independent. Let's push the boundaries of art, culture and stewardship, together!

Dreamland is a volunteer-run 501c3 non-profit contemporary art center located in downtown Buffalo, NY. Our mission is to provide an enriching and inclusive space that is accessible and comfortable for minorities, marginalized groups, and the economically or otherwise disadvantaged. Events are donation-based, and our policy is to turn no one away. We want everyone to experience a diverse range of art, music, and events.

In it's first three years, Dreamland hosted over 550 events: Solo and group art shows, the REEL QUEER film series, theater and dance performances, adult sex-ed workshops, LGBTQAI+ workshops, diverse musical performances, and more.

Why Community Membership?
Dreamland relies on event donations, but every month is different. This uncertainty is a constant concern for the already overworked volunteers at Dreamland. The end of the month can mean scrambling for funds, or difficult decisions about what to give up or cut back. Your membership helps us solve this problem.

Dreamland Finances
The first floor of Dreamland contains the gallery, free store and donation coffee-shop. The second floor contains working artists studios. Artists pay their own rent, and event donations cover remaining costs. Dreamland does not receive grants or government/corporate sponsorship.

First Floor Rent: $1000
Second Floor Rent: $1150
Insurance: $76
Electric: $180-$210
Heat: $170-$220
Internet: $90
Monthly Total: $2666-2746

After artist rent, Dreamland requires about $1600 per month, just to keep the lights on! Our landlord has been incredibly forgiving with us so far, but without your monthly pledge, Dreamland is in danger of losing its lease.

No One at Dreamland Receives a Salary or Stipend
Dreamland is maintained by a collective of artists, musicians and performers who volunteer their time. Your monthly pledge goes solely to maintaining and improving the space. Dreamland has survived this long due to the strength and love of the Buffalo (and beyond) community. Now we are reaching out directly to that community to make sure we can continue. Your membership allows us to make Dreamland the best it can be, while remaining an accessible, safe, and enriching space.

Thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely, - The Dreamland Collective

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Rewards
Dream Wanderer
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Your name on Dreamland's Hall Wall
  • Quarterly Dreamland Zine
  • "Dream Fam" Button
Dream Fiend
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
  • Your name on Dreamland's Hall Wall
  • Quarterly Dreamland Zine
  • "Dream Fam" Button
  • A Dreamland Patch 
Dream Team
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Your name on Dreamland's Hall Wall
  • Quarterly Dreamland Zine
  • "Dream Fam" Button
  • A Dreamland Patch
  • Membership Card which gives you access to a free show a month! (shows can be stacked for the year)
Dream Cleric
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Your name on Dreamland's Hall Wall
  • Quarterly Dreamland Zine
  • "Dream Fam" Button
  • Dreamland Patch
  • Membership Card which gives you access to a free show a month! (shows can be stacked for the year)
  • Hand-printed Dreamland T-shirt (takes 6-8 weeks for delivery)