This December, Bushel turns two! We are excited to continue offering our eclectic range of programming as we enter our third year. In our first two years we have hosted dozens of events relating to visual art, literature, storytelling, film and documentary, music and dance; offered low- or no-cost workshops in self-defense, bystander intervention, legal rights for immigrants, direct action, ‘zine and bookmaking, yoga, wellness and self-care; provided a regular meeting place for community activists with the Delaware County Solidarity Group and for farmers via our own New Grange Farm Club; collaborated with local initiatives such as Transition Catskills and the Get Woke! series for films and discussions about race; and hosted clothing swaps and an occasional free store to help facilitate community exchange outside of economic pressures. Our low-volume small- and tiny-press bookstore and art program offer opportunities for engagement with handmade and small-edition works, while supporting creators with favorable consignment terms. We have sought and received funding from Poets & Writers for honoraria that are paid directly to our visiting writers, and with our newly acquired 501(c)3 status, we will be able to begin more concerted fundraising efforts to support programming. It’s important to our mission to provide affordable access to our programming, so most of it is offered on a donation basis with a recommended donation of $5-10 for most events.
Direct support both from our working collective members and the community at large are indispensable to meeting our operating and programming costs. We welcome monthly ($5/month) and annual ($60/year) support from community members and friends who would like to help contribute to our overhead. Our goal is to reach 100 supporters by the end of January, which will help us cover around half of our monthly rent and bills going forward. All contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!
Make your tax-deductible donation now:
Bushel is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. We offer much of our programming either for free or for a suggested donation, and we share our space with other community groups for low or no cost (read our mission statement here). With your financial help, we can continue to add and expand programming; open our doors more regularly for co-working, library browsing, and free-store shopping; bring artists, workshop leaders and guest speakers from other parts of the country and world; make a few improvements to the space (shades to facilitate film screenings, better lighting!); and generally put into action more of the ideas we have been amassing, often in conversation with community members.
Donations in any amount help immensely!
You can also donate by check. Make your check out to Bushel and mail to:
84 Main Street