The current sound system of the OCCII is over 20 years old. Back then we got the system second hand. The quality is still super high till this day. Artists have often expressed their admiration for the sound of our PA. However, right now a part of the PA (the amplifiers) need to be replaced before they will fail on us during a night that we are open. Repair companies can’t do maintenance on such old systems, since they and the parts that need replacement are not produced anymore.
In short, we need to replace the whole set. We don’t want to give in on quality so it will be an expensive investment to make.
OCCII has spent all its budget of the last years on renovation of the building and façade, so we have little left for such an investment in sound…
…That is where hopefully you can come in! We will do a crowdfunding (www.voordekunst.nl/projecten/8899) Because we believe in doing things together!
We’re launching a campaign through the Dutch platform ‘Voor de Kunst’. We decided on this platform, because it has a solid policy: If not at least 80% of the goal is reached after the duration of the crowdfunding, all money will be transferred back to the supporters.
The Terrible Happenings of May 5th
As some of you may already know, on the night of May 5th, OCCII got robbed of all the cash money at the venue. Apart from this loss, there was a lot of damage done to the building – to repair this it will set us back even more in our saving reserves. These will now be completely depleted after fixing what was broken. That’s why we’re raising the goal of the crowdfunding from the initial idea of €7.500 to €10.000. This is the minimum amount of money we need to raise to buy and instal the new sound system.
That’s why we’re asking you as friends of our stage: support us if you can! Because as you know, without you we can not OCCII !
Link to the crowdfunding campaign: www.voordekunst.nl/projecten/8899
If you want to contribute to the campaign in another way, like raising money at a show you organise or play – or cook a benefit dinner – please get in touch with us! We would be forever grateful and help you wherever possible.
You can reach us at crowdfunding [at] occii.org