Cinqhole Farewell Fundraiser

by Cinqhole in Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Canada

Cinqhole Farewell Fundraiser
We did it
On 19th October 2020 we successfully raised $10,480 with 221 supporters in 28 days

Cinqhole's Farewell Fundraiser is an effort to recover some big financial losses amid the pandemic in hopes to one day try again.

by Cinqhole in Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Canada

New stretch target

All pledges will go towards evening out the balance sheet, and help make a future arts and music endeavour more realistic.

Hi everyone. As you have probably heard, we had to make the difficult decision to close up shop due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. We haven’t felt safe hosting events since mid-March, and we don’t foresee being able to safely gather in small venues again anytime soon. With no revenue in the meantime, this puts us in an increasingly difficult position financially. When we first closed, we were cautiously optimistic about how long this would last and how long we could hang on. But it is now clear that we still have a long way to go. 

Since our soft opening in late-August 2019, we have dedicated a lot of time and money into making Cinqhole non-profit hub for art and community, all the while volunteering our time and putting the proceeds right back into Cinqhole for the sake of its sustainability. In fact, we were optimistic that we could at least break even on our initial investment with a busy spring and summer season of events in 2020. We had also started some renovations during the shutdown, to ensure increased safety and sustainability in the longer term but of course, navigating the present circumstances became the priority. We were chasing a dream— a dream that will probably never die, but one that is not feasible for us to pursue under these circumstances.

So we’re out here asking for help to recoup some of our investment through this fundraiser with the aim of getting into a better position to start something like this again in the future. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and for all the support Cinqhole has had. We want to leave you with some goodies to remember the place by, so if you’re able to, please grab a shirt, or a print, make a small donation, or even just share the link with your friends. Everything helps!

We so appreciate carrying the torch after the fine folks of General Assembly set up this space so beautifully and ran the wonderful programming they did before us. Shout out to Black Squirrel Books for linking us to this opportunity and going in on it with us. None of what we did would’ve happened without the hard work and help of Sothea, Bruno, Vaughn, and Steve. Thank you.

From day one, we knew we were onto something that this city wants and needs but we were still consistently blown away by the support for the space and how many people packed the place time after time. Thank you all so much for supporting independent art & music. Please don’t ever stop. We’re going to take a break to rest & recoup but we’ll be seeing you around. Take care and be safe.


Anthony, Matias, & Eric


Fundraising merch available:







To simply send us any amount you wish, you'll see a "donate" button on the right of the page. Type in your desired custom donation and click the button. Any amount helps - big or small. Thank you!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

$5 or more

Thank You

Everything helps! A thank you from the Cinqhole team.

$10 or more

Virtual High Five

Virtual palm slaps from us to you on Twitter!

$20 or more

Virtual Bear Hug

There is nothing better than a bear hug. So we will offer the next best thing - a safe virtual bear hug and shoutout on Twitter.

$30 or more

Farewell Cinqhole T-Shirt

This exclusive "farewell" design includes over 150 musicians and artists on the back who performed or displayed work at Cinqhole since our soft opening in August 2019. A wicked momento!

$30 or more

Cinqhole Print

Why not memorialize Cinqhole by grabbing one of these high quality 31x41 cm prints on heavy stock designed by local artist Kayla Marok.

$50 or more

T-Shirt + Print Combo

Get the T-shirt and print combo to save some money and get both reward options!

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