The EBCS Main Space hosts curated public events four nights per week, four weeks per month, in the following categories:
- Spoken word / open mic
- Performance art
- Cinema (in various categories, such as documentaries, politics, open sexuality, etc)
- Participatory dance (such as Contact Improvisation, Soul Motion, 5 Rhythms, blues dancing, swing, etc)
- Music performance (of various genres, open mic nights, etc)
Click here for a calendar showing our current schedule of monthly curated events.
For each of the four weekly events, we are seeking four teams or individuals who want to facilitate / produce an event one night per month. About half of the 16 nights per month are currently available.
Curated events generally start at 7pm, with a set up period beginning at 6:40pm. There is also the possibility of an added pre-event class or event from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
The Main Space has a sound system, DJ booth, stage lighting, toilets, showers, changing space and a sauna. We assist you with outreach and publicity, in the form of the calendar on this website and our Facebook group and page. Our café, The Well, is also open to sell snacks on some evenings. Otherwise, event curators can sell refreshments at our refreshment counter.
Our goal is to realize an income each night of $215 – $265. However, for the first three months of a new monthly event, EBCS will support curators by allowing the presenter to pay just the first $25 collected. After $25, the presenter will receive half of the funds collected, and EBCS will receive the other half, until EBCS has received the amount stated above. The presenter shall retain all funds beyond the total amount negotiated.
We require that all events be priced affordably, with a wide sliding scale, and that EBCS members receive an admission discount.
Breakdown of fees for on-going weeknight monthly events in main space:
Room Rental: $150 – $300
House Manager (first event only): $50
Insurance Surcharge (10% of room rental): $15
Total due for first event: $265 – $290 (includes House Manager)
Total due for subsequent events: $215 – $240
Security/Cleaning Deposit (to be returned to Lessee at the end of their contract terms): $100
EBCS agrees with presenter that after 3 monthly events, the 2 parties will confer to reassess the room rental fees, and determine if the event has become successful enough to raise the room rental fee above the current low end of the sliding scale. If you are interested in curating a monthly event please email us.