thChrch is a collaborative creative community of musicians, artists, filmmakers, and content creators.
Our mission is to bring local communities to life through music, art, and film.
We do this through four main areas of focus:
The central goal of a collaboration between thChrch and EPIMF would be to create a collaborative creative space in downtown El Paso. Through this central facility, creatives of all backgrounds would be able to come together to collaborate, learn from one another, and immerse themselves in a community of like-minded artists.
Facilities at thChrch can include (but not be limited to):
A small music studio for artists to have access to affordable studio time
An on-site staff dedicated to educating, mentoring, and assisting community members
Rentable workspace for pre- and post-production
Dedicated work spaces/desks
On-site resources (printers, books, and rentable gear)
Rentable event space
After five years of experiments in workshops, educational initiatives, content creation, and professional work, we've created a unique curriculum called thAcademy: Artist to Entrepreneur.
With our curriculum, we are able to methodically guide creatives towards building a sustainable living around their talents and skills. Through one-on-one learning based around principles in Applied Behavior Analysis, thChrch can provide specific support for any aspiring creative.
For many educational grants, one-time workshops and conventions are rarely sought after. By capturing data ad showing growth over time, more grants and funding opportunities are made available to EPIMF.
By immersing ourselves into the community, we'll be able to help local brands and businesses create original content of their own. In doing so, we'll be positioned to create entrepreneurial opportunities for aspiring creators. By further utilizing the power of modern digital marketing channels, El Paso can brand itself by capturing original content with their own projects.
Through specific content partnerships, we can strategically showcase aspects of El Paso that make our culture so unique. Any day of the week at thChrch will be an opportunity for unique content creation and showcasing our culture.
Rough Monthly/Annual Cost Breakdown (Physical Space)
- Monthly Lease - $1,750
- Monthly Utilities - $750
- Monthly Maintenance - $500
- Merchandise / Supplies - $1,500
TOTAL MONTHLY COST: $4,500
TOTAL ANNUAL COST: $54,000
Fundraiser Amount Breakdown - $400,000
Music Studio Build-Out - $10,000
Annual Full-Time On-Site Staff (2) - $120,000
Workspaces for Post-Production - $8,000
Media Production Room - $5,000
WiFi - $21,600
Dedicated Work Desks - $10,000
On-Site Resources - $10,000
Rentable Event Space - $15,000
Coffee, Tea, Beverage
Annual Staff (2) - $70,000
Annual Sales Product - $18,000
Annual Cost of Operations (1 Year) - $54,000
TOTAL AMOUNT (BUILD-OUT + 1 YEAR OF OPERATIONS) - $341,600
Initial Project Funding, Ongoing Educational Resources
We'll work together to raise the required funding for our respective projects. In addition, for any future grants you apply for, you can tap into thAcademy: Artist to Entrepreneur curriculum for your grant applications.