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THE STORY:

Le Mondo is an artist-owned-and-driven initiative to position Baltimore as a center for theatre and the live arts, nationally and internationally. Comprised of buildings on Baltimore’s historic Howard Street (408-414 block) corridor, the project will champion a diverse community of arts organizations, individual artists, curators, and arts-lovers in the city.

We are raising $75,000 by December 31,2015 to gain site control, facilitate development, and begin renovations on these sites as soon as possible. We raised $50,000 in June thanks to the generous contributions of almost 200 donors.

 

What We Are Doing!

Upon completion, Le Mondo will provide a cultural hub with a robust mix of both daytime and nighttime activity: flexible performance venues, rehearsal and shop facilities, and a cafe with 16,000 square feet of opportunity office, studio, and artist live/work opportunities on the second and third floors.

 

Why We Are Doing It!
Le Mondo addresses a growing need for truly affordable and sustainable space for artists and small arts organizations in Baltimore through artist-ownership and community-led development. The creative class has widely been recognized and exploited as an agent of increasing property value, branding neighborhoods and triggering gentrification. Arts districts pop up with no artist-owned or controlled spaces, taking the direction and definition of the art out of the hands of the artists. Meanwhile there is no security, no sustainability, no leverage in the very spaces artists live and work in. Real estate is not supposed to be for artists themselves.

This is a chance to change that in downtown Baltimore.

Le Mondo creates a safe and enduring home for the appreciation and incubation of new, daring work in the city while bringing new life to a once-thriving corridor in the city.

 

About Our Neighborhood
Once the center of Baltimore’s commercial district and the home to a range of vaudeville and touring performance houses, the Howard Street corridor has suffered neglect and deinvestment for decades.

The Westside neighborhood is now part of the Bromo Arts District. This arts district is home to over 25 cultural organizations producing and showcasing a diverse range of artistic disciplines. The area’s official state designation as an arts & entertainment district provides incentives to artists and arts organizations to locate within its boundaries, and offers additional resources and capacity for the neighborhood’s cultural community.

Le Mondo now joins this hive of arts activity downtown alongside organizations such as Current Gallery, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, DCAC, MAP, Everyman Theatre, 14K Cabaret, Platform Arts,  Springsteen Gallery, Whole Gallery, Gallery 4, Muse 360, Psychic Readings, Annex Theater, EMP Collective, Arena Players, Open Space, Fifth Dimension, and several other artist-run spaces who call the neighborhood home.

 

Who We Are!
Creative Directors
Carly J Bales
Evan Moritz
Ric Royer

Board of Directors
Carly J Bales
John Berndt
Laure Drogoul
Barker French
Mark Keener
Evan Moritz
Gianna Rodriguez
Ted Rouse
Ric Royer

Creative Partners
Baltimore Youth Arts, Annex Theater, EMP Collective, Psychic Readings, Acme Corporation, Stillpointe Theatre Initiative, Effervescent Collective, and the larger performance community

 

Help Build Le Mondo!

Embracing an organic, grassroots approach to developing the project, Le Mondo will unfold in phases over five years. In order to begin to activate the space as soon as possible, the Le Mondo team is raising funds to stabilize all the buildings and occupy the first of the planned performance spaces.

 

We are raising $75,000 through an individual donor crowdsourced campaign by December 31, 2015. This benchmark allows the team to gain site control of the three currently city-owned properties, continue developing them, and kickstarts its needed renovations.

 

Video by Rachel Dwiggins. Music by Wume (courtesy of EHSE Records)

 

LE MONDO PERKS: Be one of the first 80 people to either donate at least $500 or raise at least $1000 you'll win a Full Festival Pass to Mondo Festo, a two-night event celebrating experimental performance in Baltimore on August 21 and 22.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$51,060

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeff Carey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Rachel

    $30

  • Brent Englar & Sarah Green

     

  • Kate Drabinski

    $25

  • mb

     

  • Cameron Stuart

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Vijay Das

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Tiffany DeFoe

    $150

  • Patrick McMinn

    $25

  • Tamar

    $20

  • Alix and Robert Marbury

     

  • Jared

    $25

  • Secret Project Robot

    $100

  • Ryan Dorsey

     

  • Captain Kangaroo

    $100

  • Rachel Hynes

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peter DiPrinzio

     

  • Brandi Elizabeth Brown

    $30

  • Laura

    $50

  • Johnny Crash

     

  • Sibyl Kempson

     

  • Aron

     

  • Adrienne Gieszl

    $35

  • Andrew Hazlett

     

  • Andrew Klein

    $75

  • Deidra Montgomery

    $50

  • Ali

    $25

  • Caleb

    $50

  • Peter Bruun

    $50

  • Elena Kostakis

    $25

  • D. Hunte

    $30

  • Karen Stults

    $70

  • Dion Cartwright

    $25

  • Ashley Cavey

    $20

  • Joe

    $40

  • Gigi Wirtz

    $50

  • Christopher Broholm

    $25

  • Ted Rouse

    $500

  • Barbara Kellner

    $50

  • Anne Draddy

    $50

  • Eric and Heather

    $200

  • Jim Epstein

    $150

  • Melissa Webb

     

  • Frederick Gerriets and Susan MacCorkle

    $750

  • Anonymous Wind

     

  • Maranda Kosten

     

  • Robin Cuddy

     

  • steph ross

    $100

  • Sarah Lamar

    $30

  • Diane Pepitone

    $50

  • Andy and Jenn Rapkin

    $1,000

  • Larry Susskind and Leslie Tuttle

     

  • Lucy Rouse

    $500

  • JonathanBadger

    $100

  • G. Frazier

    $50

  • Lee Boot

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Buursma Family

     

  • Richard Byrne

     

  • The Stiles-Hall family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • The Bents

    $25

  • Kathy O'Dell

    $100

  • Debbie Best

    $25

  • Dennis Pradham Lemming R.I.P.

     

  • Cult to Radical Marms

    $50

  • Nicolette Le Faye

    $45

  • Kevin Sherry

    $50

  • Jilian

     

  • lea b

    $25

  • Methel & Walter

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Laura Perez-Harris

     

  • Maria

    $100

  • Amy Rouse

     

  • Rebecca A. Hoffberger

    $180

  • Tiffany

    $25

  • Cara Ober

    $25

  • Justin Allen & Brooke Hall

    $75

  • Gina

    $50

  • Putinbear

    $100

  • Rich Espey

     

  • Dafna Alsheh & Noah Susskind

     

  • Theresa Columbus

     

  • Brian Oster

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Le Mondo Match

    $25,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lauren Windsor

     

  • Maura

     

  • Brooks Kossover

     

  • Sianna Plavin

    $25

  • Katie Callahan Foreman

    $100

  • David Rogge

    $100

  • Cj

    $25

  • Harriet A.

     

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $51,060 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Barker French

Amount Raised

$5,760

Fundraiser Title

Carly Bales

Amount Raised

$4,715

 

94% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ted Rouse

Amount Raised

$2,690

 

38% Raised of$7,000 Goal

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Evan Moritz

Amount Raised

$2,065

 

41% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave Iden

Amount Raised

$1,220

 

122% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ric royer

Amount Raised

$1,210

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Griffin Moreno

Amount Raised

$1,140

 

114% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Frederick Gerriets

Amount Raised

$850

Donor Comments

Harriet A.

Harriet A.

4 years ago

Cj

Cj

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

David Rogge

David Rogge

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Katie Callahan Foreman

Katie Callahan Foreman

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sianna Plavin

Sianna Plavin

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Brooks Kossover

Brooks Kossover

4 years ago

Maura

Maura

4 years ago

Lauren Windsor

Lauren Windsor

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

You've met your goal, dude. 4 years ago

Le Mondo Match

Le Mondo Match

DONATION: $25,000

4 years ago