ABOUT

DIFFERENT WRLD is a culture house (hyper-modular bar and event space) and creative hub (shared creative tool libary). our physical space is located on ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ cherokee land in asheville, north carolina.

we started creating spaces because we need space.

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.

DIFFERENT WRLD is a black-led, queer, and femme-owned grassroots project. 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.

each of our individual paths have prepared us for this in different ways.

  • from taking care of your kids
  • to lobbying congressmen for climate change policy
  • to researching native Appalachian herbs
  • to designing fashion lines
  • to teaching your kids how to swim
  • to dj’ing and acting on stage
  • to working back to back doubles
  • to marching in the streets 
  • to casting & producing photoshoots

we are real ass humans, like truly. we get it.

all of it has brought us to this moment. the thing is, we’re tired of the way things have been. we’ve seen the way the system is broken. it’s time to try something completely different. 

we need your help to make it happen.

a lot of industries have a high barrier to entry. this dream is one of them. which is why we are reaching out to our communities and our networks to allow us to gain access. 

our dream in building the CREATIVE HUB is to provide the tools that to break down barriers for people to be able to explore their creative work. in helping break down our barrier, we pledge to continue to break down barriers in our community. 

this won’t be possible without your help. we weren’t kidding about you digging into your couch cushions and send us that extra coin to help us get this shit going! 

people just need space. and we like creating spaces. 

will you help us create a different wrld? 

XOXO

THE DIFFERENT WRLD CREW

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