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The Heavy Culture Cooperative

Western Mass' Home for Alternative Arts


The Heavy Culture Cooperative (THCC) is a cooperative owned and operated by workers, artists, and fans. THCC was founded in 2022 with the goal of establishing a music and performing arts venue that embraces various subcultures within the underground arts community.


We are actively creating a space for our future members. Read below to learn how you can become a member, invest in the co-op, or donate to support our cause.


If you'd like to do a larger investment, this is for you.

Become a Member

Become an owner in a local venue supporting the artists you love.


Want to support without the signup of membership or commitment of investing?


Investing provides us with needed funds to launch and sustain the co-op. Once you are a Member Owner, you can invest in THCC directly. Investing is right for you if you wish to provide THCC with substantial financial support and hope to potentially receive a profit on your investment.


Donating is a no-strings attached way to support our cause quickly, but does not include member-owner benefits. Donating is right for you if neither expect to come to the venue often nor want to be involved in its governance, or if you want to provide additional support beyond your member-ownership or investment.


Donation is only possible through PayPal
Click the Yellow Donate button above


Member-ownership (aka becoming a shareholder) entitles you to: an ownership share in the co-op, a vote on how to govern it, potential profit sharing, potential employment opportunities, and additional members-only benefits.

Member-ownership is right if you want to help grow THCC and share in our profits--especially if you expect to attend, perform, exhibit, or otherwise utilize the venue regularly.

The one-time cost to be a member is $150, which can be paid as a lump sum or in payments.

If the one-time fee is a barrier to you joining, we still want you involved--click the link below to learn about other options.

If you'd like more information on membership details click here.

  • Member Owner - Monthly

    Every month
    Valid for 6 months
    • 6 Monthly Payments to become a Vested Member
    • Must be paid in full before receiving Member Distributions
    • Otherwise the same benefits as the upfront member owner
  • Best Value

    Member Owner

    • One ownership share in the co-op
    • A vote to shape the direction of THCC
    • Run for the Board of Directors
    • Share in the profit via Member Distributions
Want more information?
Check out our FAQ
Can’t afford a membership share?

We still want you here. THCC is establishing a fund to cover the costs of community members who have experienced an economic hardship. We will also consider donations of gear or volunteer labor in lieu of a cash purchase on a case-by-case basis. Apply to our Hardship Fund below.

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