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WhyNot HQ

Funded on Spacehive 3 May 2017

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WhyNot HQ

WhyNot By WhyNot

WhyNot is a network of young multidisciplinary creatives. With support from yourself and UNLTD, we can unlock an unused space in our home of East London for collaborative use within our community.

Newham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 03 May 2017!

We are creative network providing a platform for all art forms to showcase, connect and share through collaboration. The first ever peer-driven creative agency. We are our demographic, 18-25. Predominantly consisting of creative students, graduates and freelancers. We wanted to create the idea of a modern day jazz cafe. We thought, what could be done within our means to create elements of our vision on a smaller scale? We launched our first creative networking event in December 2014 which consisted of live performances (Musicians, poets, actors), a pop up exhibition (Photography, Design, 3D Sculpture), speed networking and live collaborative art. Since the success we have continued to do these events quarterly as well as doing workshops/seminars and documenting creative processes and content throughout. With support from UNLTD, we are now ready to facilitate the bigger vision.

What we'll deliver:

  • A transformed unused space in our community for creative and collaborative use
  • An easily accessible creative resources, equipment, work and event space
  • Encouraged peer led conversations and mentoring
  • Continued and developed workshops, seminars, exhibitions, shows and networking events
  • Carefully curated content documenting our creative processes during collaborative projects and live events

Why it's a great idea:

After having both graduated in creative fields, we had an idea; WhyNot. We identified a problem and wanted to create a solution. WhyNot is not the question, it is the answer. We can help people like us to transition from university into professional environments and to facilitate their ideas. Developing a peer support system via collaboration to identify individuals creative strengths. Steering young professionals and startups to their best use in a safe environment where their worth is valued and not exploited. Through our network we will provide bespoke teams of freelance multi-disciplinary creatives to generate campaigns and projects to give insight into our ever-changing and fast paced youth lifestyle and culture.

Steps to get it done:

  • To find the right unused multi-purpose space in our community
  • Renovate the space for creative use
  • Buy our resources and equipment
  • Furnishing and final touches
  • Launch WhyNot HQ

Location Newham

About the space

East London


London Borough of Newham

How will the money be spent?Total £474

Backdrops X3 - £90 (19%)
A2 Lightbox - £85 (18%)
Spacious desks X2 - £80 (17%)
Easels X2 - £70 (15%)
Swivel chairs X2 - £70 (15%)
Tripod - £50 (11%)
Other - £29 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Backdrops X3
A2 Lightbox
Spacious desks X2
Easels X2
Swivel chairs X2
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £474

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