So I'm buying a house across the bridge from my hometown of portland maine. its bike accessible and walkable from downtown. the house has a huge basement and a store front. Also has a decent sized backyard. I want to utilise this space to the maximum of its potential so that it can be a resource for the local art, activism, and also traveling community. Planning on having show space in the basement (need help getting the space ready to hold shows), setting up a darkroom and a screen printing studio, possibly a small bike workshop... i have shitloads of space. Want people to teach classes, do skillshares, hold meetings / discussions, etc. etc. For the store front I need artists to showcase and sell their work (anything you make that you can sell), need zines / artbooks. Also looking for musicians and bands to play shows. I'll pay you what I can based off what we make from any shows. Also could use some help gardening and growing food, composting, etc. Once things are set up I will need help with promotion flyering and stuff. I'm open to any ideas for how to use the space. My goal is to have an interactive community space that helps artists of all kinds get local exposure, teach their crafts to others, a place where we can have decent punk shows, basically whatever i can think of to make this more than just a house. I do not have alot of living space unfortunately since I have to rent out the majority of the space to pay my mortgage but anyone who wants to help and isnt a douchebag will have couch space at least. hit me up if this sounds like something you'd like to help me with and you're going to be in new england this summer/ Portland is a really rad town and we need more shit like this. people will respond if we make it accessible to them and I think we could all have alot of fun and make some money too if we do this right. I have some experience with working / living in communal spaces but not too much experience starting them up. Should be easier since it's not a squat and I own the space so no landlord and as long as i follow code we can do whatever the fuck we want pretty much... I want to have about half of this shit up and running by the end of the summer, already have a bunch of local kids on board but lmk if you want to help.