Blackspace

Blackspace

is creating Afrofutures

51

patrons

$651

per month
Blackspace is a digital makerspace where Black and Brown youth create the future. Through art-and-technology based WokeShops, community events, and digital media projects, Blackspace offers youth a breathing space to manifest their dreams.

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF 80 SUSTAINERS IN FEBRUARY!

Happy Black Futures Month! Blackspace is setting a goal of reaching 80 monthly sustainers by the end of February. Will you join us?

Blackspace has provided a revolutionary breathing space for HUNDREDS of local youth. We have offered teens free programming in: poetry, coding, puppetry, 3D printing, animation, beat making, rap, photography, DJing and consent culture. We've taken your kids to Detroit for the Allied Media Conference, to San Fransisco for Brave New Voices and to DC for the National Museum of African American of History and Culture. Our kids have produced albums, short films and concerts. And guess what? We want to do MORE! Supporting Black spaces takes more than likes and follows. It takes funds. This is not a donation. It is an investment in the future of Durham's Black creative community. Become a sustainer today!
Tiers
Spaceship
$5 or more per month
Thank you so much for helping us take flight! Your boarding of our spaceship helps us #fundAfrofuturism. Each month you remain a patron will count as an entry into a raffle to win some Blackspace swag that includes decals and enamel pins. You will also have the option of adding your name on our website underneath the "Spaceship" tier as well as a shoutout via social media! Provide us with your handle via checkout!
Ujamaa Shield
$10 or more per month
For helping protect Blackspace, each month you remain a patron will count as an entry into a raffle to win some Blackspace swag that includes decals, enamel pins and a canteen. You also have the option of being posted on our website underneath the "Ujamaa shield' tier as well as a shoutout via social media! Provide your social media handle at check-out!
Afronaut
$25 or more per month
For helping us reach hyperdrive, each month you remain a patron will count an an entry into a raffle to win some Blackspace swag that includes  decals, enamel pins, canteen AND a t-shirt! You also have the option of being posted on our website underneath the "Afronaut' tier as well as a shoutout via social media! Provide us with your handle via check-out! 
Third Eye
$100 or more per month
For helping us sustain life on other worlds,  you will receive some Blackspace swag that includes sticker decals, enamel pins, canteen AND any apparel of your choice. You also have the option of being posted on our website underneath the "Third Eye' tier as well as a shoutout via social media! Provide us with your handle and apparel preference and size via check-out! 
Earthseed
$500 or more per month
Thank you so much for your support!  After at least 6 months as a patron at this tier, you will be eligible to have Blackspace provide a show or wokeshop of any of our active programs including Poetry writing and performance, Hip-Hop Production, and Movies and Cornbread.  All youth-produced, adult consulted. All Afro-futuristic. Just for you. You will also receive the Blackspace sticker decals, enamel pins, canteen and your choice of apparel. You also have the option of your name or business posted on our website underneath "Earthseed" tier as well as a shoutout via social media, if you so choose! Provide us with your handle via checkout! Thank you for helping #fundAfrofuturism! 
The Most High
$1,000 or more per month
First of all, wow! Thank you so much for the generous gift. After at least 3 months as a patron at this tier, you will be eligible to have Blackspace provide a show or wokeshop of any of our active programs including Poetry writing and performance, Hip-Hop Production, and Movies and Cornbread.  All youth-produced, adult consulted. All Afro-futuristic. Just for you. You also have the option of your name or business posted on our website underneath "The Most High" tier as well as a shoutout via social media, if you so choose! Provide us with your handle via checkout! Thank you for helping #fundAfrofuturism!
Blackspace is a digital makerspace where Black and Brown youth create the future. Through art-and-technology based WokeShops, community events, and digital media projects, Blackspace offers youth a breathing space to manifest their dreams.

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF 80 SUSTAINERS IN FEBRUARY!

Happy Black Futures Month! Blackspace is setting a goal of reaching 80 monthly sustainers by the end of February. Will you join us?

Blackspace has provided a revolutionary breathing space for HUNDREDS of local youth. We have offered teens free programming in: poetry, coding, puppetry, 3D printing, animation, beat making, rap, photography, DJing and consent culture. We've taken your kids to Detroit for the Allied Media Conference, to San Fransisco for Brave New Voices and to DC for the National Museum of African American of History and Culture. Our kids have produced albums, short films and concerts. And guess what? We want to do MORE! Supporting Black spaces takes more than likes and follows. It takes funds. This is not a donation. It is an investment in the future of Durham's Black creative community. Become a sustainer today!

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Tiers
Spaceship
$5 or more per month
Thank you so much for helping us take flight! Your boarding of our spaceship helps us #fundAfrofuturism. Each month you remain a patron will count as an entry into a raffle to win some Blackspace swag that includes decals and enamel pins. You will also have the option of adding your name on our website underneath the "Spaceship" tier as well as a shoutout via social media! Provide us with your handle via checkout!
Ujamaa Shield
$10 or more per month
For helping protect Blackspace, each month you remain a patron will count as an entry into a raffle to win some Blackspace swag that includes decals, enamel pins and a canteen. You also have the option of being posted on our website underneath the "Ujamaa shield' tier as well as a shoutout via social media! Provide your social media handle at check-out!
Afronaut
$25 or more per month
For helping us reach hyperdrive, each month you remain a patron will count an an entry into a raffle to win some Blackspace swag that includes  decals, enamel pins, canteen AND a t-shirt! You also have the option of being posted on our website underneath the "Afronaut' tier as well as a shoutout via social media! Provide us with your handle via check-out! 
Third Eye
$100 or more per month
For helping us sustain life on other worlds,  you will receive some Blackspace swag that includes sticker decals, enamel pins, canteen AND any apparel of your choice. You also have the option of being posted on our website underneath the "Third Eye' tier as well as a shoutout via social media! Provide us with your handle and apparel preference and size via check-out! 
Earthseed
$500 or more per month
Thank you so much for your support!  After at least 6 months as a patron at this tier, you will be eligible to have Blackspace provide a show or wokeshop of any of our active programs including Poetry writing and performance, Hip-Hop Production, and Movies and Cornbread.  All youth-produced, adult consulted. All Afro-futuristic. Just for you. You will also receive the Blackspace sticker decals, enamel pins, canteen and your choice of apparel. You also have the option of your name or business posted on our website underneath "Earthseed" tier as well as a shoutout via social media, if you so choose! Provide us with your handle via checkout! Thank you for helping #fundAfrofuturism! 
The Most High
$1,000 or more per month
First of all, wow! Thank you so much for the generous gift. After at least 3 months as a patron at this tier, you will be eligible to have Blackspace provide a show or wokeshop of any of our active programs including Poetry writing and performance, Hip-Hop Production, and Movies and Cornbread.  All youth-produced, adult consulted. All Afro-futuristic. Just for you. You also have the option of your name or business posted on our website underneath "The Most High" tier as well as a shoutout via social media, if you so choose! Provide us with your handle via checkout! Thank you for helping #fundAfrofuturism!