PAR-Projects Capital Campaign Phase 1 ~ Round 2 of 2
PAR-Projects is in the midst of a major community development project in Northside, transforming 3/4 of an acre (along Hoffner Street) into a collection of indoor and outdoor spaces reserved for contemporary arts, education, and community programming.
With your help, in 2024 we will open a community-requested and city-approved, permanent outdoor performance stage in the heart of Northside. This space will be paired with an outdoor movie theater, made from two stacked shipping containers and designed for family friendly movie nights & film series. An indoor installation art gallery compliments the outdoor spaces, and all of these amenities help PAR-Projects increase access & exposure to the arts. This will complete the first phase of our community development project and ensure PAR- Projects continues leading the way as one of the region’s largest Black-led arts & education organizations.
We are thrilled to be moving this vision forward with you!
Completing Round 2 of Phase 1 will lay the needed infrastructure for the remaining acre of undeveloped land at 1662 Hoffner Street. This step will also activate our West Campus with the construction of our long-awaited shipping container-based outdoor movie theater. Further, it will create room for our permanent outdoor stage, as we prepare to kick off our second year of the Hoffner Street Stage Series.
After successfully raising $500,000 in Round 1, raising $250,000 for Round 2 in the next few months will allow PAR-Projects to meet the necessary timing to open and activate our community space Summer of 2024. Improvements to reach this goal include the addition of new electric, new water and sewer lines, as well as the addition of concrete footers for our outdoor theater and concrete slabs for our future installation gallery space. This funding also covers all final Phase 1 improvements on our East Campus, also known as Studeō PAR.
With your help accomplishing this milestone, we’ll be able to open Northside’s first permanent outdoor performance venue at 1662 Hoffner Street.
Thank you for supporting our progress and vision!
As this grassroots effort continues to grow, our organization is humbled to have built strong connections with community partners including ArtsWave, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, as well as The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr Foundation.
To learn more please visit us at : parprojects.com
Professional Artistic Research (PAR-) Projects is a Northside Cincinnati-based 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to empower diverse communities of people who believe in the arts.