[Freespace] BMNL

Creativity, Community and Civic Innovation

Please note: Our [Freespace] Caitwick ended September 30 2016. We had an amazing half year in which many people have felt “home” and enjoyed the venue and/or it’s events.
We are grateful for all that have been involved and hope it has created a spark for a future BMNL Freespace project.
First feedback has been that community members wish a [Freespace] that will be situated at a more centrally located venue.
We at Burning Man NL are looking forward to feedback and ideas and/or suggestions which can be mailed to committee@burningman.nl under the subject “Freespace”.

With Burning Love !

Mission

The [Freespace] movement is an experiment in what is possible when a community shares the gift of physical space. A [Freespace] is a sanctuary for people of all ages to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, social activities, and long term projects.

What is [Freespace]

[Freespace] began in San Francisco on June 2013, inspired by the National Day of Civic Hacking when a building was gifted to the community for just $1 for just one month. The radically low barrier to entry and open door policy lead to a hugely diverse range of people from different cultural, economic, and professional backgrounds connecting and creating projects together such as a free bike share, maker classes for people in homeless shelters, and a community garden.

Global movement

[Freespace] has become a global movement. Currently there are [ Freespaces ] developing in 26 locations and 18 different countries around the world. Inspired by this movement [Freespace] Caitwick will develop itself into a inspiration and meeting space for “Creativity, Community and Civil Innovation “.

Join today

[Freespace] has become a global movement. Currently there are [Freespaces] developing in 26 locations and 18 different countries around the world.

How do I join [Freespace] Caitwick?

  1. Join the Facebook Group. 
  2. Read and embrace the 10 principles.
  3. Register as [Freespace] visitor at the site – become a Freespace Friend
  4. Please also consider to make a donation and support our mission by becoming a [Freespace] Friend, supporting friends are simply needed to cover monthly costs and to support the [Freespace] legal status, projects and activities.)
Become a Freespace Friend

Participation

[Freespace] is a place for Creativity, Community and Civic Innovation.

[Freespace] is an entirely participant-driven project. The participants make the project what it is. YOU are responsible for your own experience. No spectators!

How do I join [Freespace] ?

  1. Read and embrace the 10 principles.
  2. Register as [Freespace] visitor at the site – become a Freespace Friend
  3. Please also consider to make a donation and support our mission by becoming a [Freespace] Friend; supporting friends are simply needed to cover monthly costs and to support the [Freespace] legal status, projects and social activities.

 By registering as a [Freespace] Visitor, you agree to:

  1. Actively contribute in the creation of [Freespace]
  2. Accept The [Freespace] Participation Agreement
  3. Join the Facebook group to get updates and communications related to [Freespace]. This is also where you direct any questions you have about [Freespace]. If you for some reason do not want to use Facebook, it is your responsibility to find other ways of taking part in the information communicated there.
  4. Take responsibility for everything regarding your own participation. Including for example: your event(s) given at the [Freespace], transportation, food, BYOC* for you and your guest, water & hygiene.
  5. Read, understand and follow the 10 principles.
  6. To Leave No Trace!
  7. That you are over age 18. Any participants under age 18 must be accompanied by their legal guardians.
  8. Access to the press, etc. is not allowed. By attending at [Freespace], you accept our agreement for use of images. Everyone with a camera should read this carefully.
  9. Register yourself in our guest book at the [Freespace] in which you provide your real name, email, phone number and address. This could be made available to other members.
  10. Mail any dreams or activities you feel like sharing at [Freespace] to committee@burningman.nl

It is important to note that the community members who initiated this “adventure”, will never take a single profit from the place. It is their sole goal to support the non-profit organization Burning Man Netherlands, her projects and the [Freespace] movement. Supporting Friends are simply needed to cover the monthly costs and to support the [Freespace] legal status, projects and social activities.

*BYOC : meaning that you are supposed to bring and take responsibility for your own cup, bowl and cutlery. There will be many participants offering food or drinks and if all of them bring disposable utensils it adds unnecessary strain on both our [Freespace] and our planet. BYOC solves this problem.