ABOUT

We started creating spaces because we needed space. We believe taking up space and creating infrastructure is an act of protest.

Different Wrld is a creative studio + performance space. The space is collectively run and facilitated by a group of artists, designers, musicians, and creatives that live and work on ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Cherokee land in Asheville, NC.

This space is for our collective and our community. It’s a space for you to relax and spread out and work on whatever project you need space to think really big about. It’s a space for you to see an inspiring show or hear a new local band play. It’s a space for you to meet up with old friends and make new connections.

There are opportunities for creatives, but many of them are only for some and not for all. We believe everyone should be able to create and have access to the resources that they need.

This is for us, by us. We believe in doing nothing without intention. We believe that if you cross, you should help somebody else cross. If you are free, you have to set someone else free.

DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION
DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION
DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION
DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION
DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION

break down barriers of entry
to the creative industry

connect and support the
underground arts + music scene

how it started

In the summer of 2020 in the middle some times for which there really are no words, *something out there* brought us together to find this space and dream this vision into life.

The space is 701 Haywood Road, the former home of the music venue THE MOTHLIGHT, a space loved by the community that we couldn’t stand to lose. A few sparks turned into many late nights of wild ideas that seemed like they just might work. And here we are.

HOW WE HOPE YOU
FEEL IN THE SPACE 

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We want you to feel safe, we want you to feel heard, we want you to feel empowered and equipped to take on any project you can dream up.

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Our intention is to hold space for people to connect with each other and the asheville community. We all know what it feels like to be underserved and unwelcome. We know Asheville has more to offer our art community and creatives of all types. 

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Different Wrld is a space where you can ask for what you need and get what you didn’t know you needed. We’re here to help you set your intentions and get your shit done.

This space is for us, by us. This space is for everyone.

Whether you call yourself an artist or not, we believe everyone is creative. This space is for ALL of our community to come and get inspired to explore their creativity. We prioritize the voices and safety of the BIPOC and queer community.

We need your vision and your support to make this thing what it is.

It’s your creativity and your vision that are what fills up the space with magic when people come together. It’s your dedication and belief that there’s enough for all of us that makes sure we are all taken care of.

If you vibe with our vision, and want to help support the creative library and performance space for underground arts, we invite you to become a supporting partner

People just need space. And we like creating spaces. 

Will you help us create a d i f f e r e n t  w r l d ?

XOXO

THE DIFFERENT WRLD CREW

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CREATIVE STUDIO + LIBRARY OPEN TH-SUN 11AM - 4PM + EVENING HOURS BY EVENT

STUDIO + CREATIVE LIBRARY
OPEN THU – SUN 11AM – 4PM

EVENING HOURS BY EVENT
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