Dear all, friends and family,
We are changing the world, one beat at a time. Now, you can do it, too.
Help us build a collective space in the countryside of Lithuania!
We are a collective of dreamers and drummers who like to do things and organise events. Our next goal is to develop a communal space for gatherings, actions, projects with various non-profit oriented goals. Our visions of the current and future projects are always informed by gender equality, social justice, environmental sustainability and ecology. Our aim is to develop a space that can host such projects for collective ethical engagements.
A few words about the place
In the spectacularly wide fields of central Lithuania, close to a beautiful region of Anykščiai, there is our safe backyard of the city, encompassing 10 hectares of arable land. In the last 10 years we have been gathering here, cultivating small gardens, organising tiny gatherings and improving the space bit by bit. Always with a thought in mind – how to make this place more functional, open and welcoming to all.
Our first steps are in collaboration with drummers of RoR
Finally, last summer, we accommodated a small regional gathering of a few Rhythms of Resistance (RoR) bands from the EE region. The place and our organisational skills proved to be good for hosting 20 people for a few days’ event. This summer we are making our dream come true and working towards hosting a big international gathering of the Rhythms of Resistance network. We are putting our hands, minds and love together, our ideas – into action, to give a shape to this huge 4 days event (100-200 people are expected to participate) and to really build a sustainable rural space that is liveable and comfortable for all participants. To welcome an international community of people from different backgrounds, united by common interest in drumming, social justice and maintaining the culture of resistance – is our biggest challenge and ambition for the summer 2019.
The multi-purpose space is designated for non-profit events
Our current goal is to gather the resources (human and financial) to be able to prepare the space in time. It is a great opportunity to work toward enhancing the space, focusing on the continuity and sustainability. Developing this place means creating a communal space in Lithuania that shall serve for the variety of purposes and welcome all local and international communities with different justice-oriented goals. All the projects related to environmental issues, human and animal rights, artistic and para-academic activism among others, shall be welcome to use this space for a period of time.
If we manage to collect money for the infrastructure, we can develop it to such extent that it will be accessible to broader range of events and gatherings, based not on our close connection to the people we already know, but on the need to expand our circles and collaborate on meaningful projects. We want to eventually offer this space for a broader public and be in contact with people who want to see the world as more just, sustainable and safe place for everyone.
Practical things and expenses
For making the space liveable, we need to invest in the water supply system that costs around 3000 euros. Also, we must build the sewage system, create the infrastructure for toilets and electricity, install the kitchen and common areas. We are doing everything DIY style, inviting friends and acquaintances to help out with the more complicated construction projects. Please support and then visit to experience all this yourself!
The deadline - end of July
This summer in July, the Rhythms of Resistance International Meeting will take place in our rural space close to Anykščiai, Lithuania. Therefore, we would be grateful for any financial contribution before the end of July. Every little contribution counts and everyone is welcome!
So if you are able to support our current space making project and contribute with your ideas for the future collaborations – please do so and stay in touch!
The organising team