The building we had such high hopes for as a new home is no longer a viable option. Our sibling organization, Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) posted a letter from the director detailing why we are leaving this building. We put a lot of effort into making sure that the building was the right fit for us, and changing building codes and inflexible landlords proved too much for us to overcome. Thank you for all the support you have given both of our organizations. Your time and your money are greatly appreciated.
The CSPC has borne the heaviest financial losses as the lease-holder of the building. While the CSPC board of directors come up with a new plan, the FSPC is moving forward into our future.
The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture has begun the search for a space to base our operations out of in the greater Seattle area. FSPC is searching for a space that is office, retail or assembly use in the 2000-5000 square foot range. Included in our plan is offering space for rent to sex positive groups that need a gathering space. The size of the space available for rent will be determined by the building we end up in and the capacity of that space.
Our goal is to rent offices for our staff and meetings, and storage space for our materials used in the production of Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Seduction. Depending upon market prices and availability, we hope to rent a space that can accommodate our educational events and support groups in Seattle, as well as the Library. We will continue to offer educational events at other facilities in Seattle, and in other cities in the Puget Sound region such as Club Sapphire.
We hope the facility we rent will be large enough and be rated for assembly so as to host art and fundraising events. As long as we are able to rent a space larger than 3000sf, FSPC will probably not exhaust the capacity of this new space and will be looking for other tenants and renters with a similar mission. Renting to on-mission groups is not unrelated business income for a 501 c(3) entity. FSPC will be glad to work with the CSPC, and other sex positive groups, looking for a space to hold events of a sex positive nature.
We still plan on using the monies raised in the Meet The Building and the FSPC -based perks of the IndieGoGo fundraisers to outfit this new building. We will create the legacy tile wall in the same manner as our art walls so it is portable. When the CSPC settles into a new home, the wall can be moved to that building if that home is not in the same building as the FSPC. If you wish to be a part of the legacy wall, you can get more information here and donations can be made through our secure online store. All legacy tile donations will be used toward securing and appointing our new home.
Clarifying note: The FSPC is in dire need of a space to base our operations. The storage space that we have was only ever meant to be a temporary solution until we got into a new building. There is currently a lot of conjecture, pain, and fear around the Center and Foundation losing the building on NW 46th Street. While the CSPC is figuring out their plans for the future, rest assured that the FSPC will welcome the CSPC into our new home. This announcement was made to reassure the community that there will be a sex positive space for the Seattle area community.
Featured photo courtesy of Jim Duvall.