Empty Space Project plans to build on the Legacy of Rev. Floyd Palmer, by helping to renovate Cherry’s barber into a multI-purpose studio accessible to creatives from Homewood and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to create mentorship programs partnered with other creative organizations that will provide a new hands on learning experience for young aspiring artists. Giving them all the necessary tools to pursue any art form they chose.
The studio will include music, film/photography equipment, as well as co-working space for other creative projects. The facility will be free to the public as long as the patrons have a Homewood zip code. People from outside the Homewood area can pay to rent the property and have access to the studio outside of operating hours. The mentoring programs will teach teens in depth not only how to operate the equipment and produce their work, but profit off of it as well. We will show kids from the area the ins and outs of our business so that they can have the skills to build a business and make connections like Empty Space Project.
To begin renovations first the upper levels of Cherry’s barbershop must be gutted out and cleaned. Years of debris and damages have made the upper levels unable to be used. Our plan is to start a community wide clean up to get our neighbors involved in helping us transform the property. Empty Space Project is requesting $15,000 to begin renovating.
Funding will not only cover the clean up but help begin the expansion of the building. Adding studio space forged from shipping containers in the rear of the building. Cherry’s project will remain eco friendly and be beneficial for all of Homewood’s artists and business owners