Clear and Present Danger
For the last two decades, the French branch of SKROZ, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit under French law, has been leasing the building from the French Rail Network (RFF). In the last X years, maintenance costs have grown so high that SKROZ can no longer both care for the venue and offer it to artists at affordable fees.
Unless we can swiftly make l’ancienne gare marchande self-sustainable (and by “swiftly,” we mean within the next two months), the venue will be either torn down or converted into commercial storage. Yet another valuable and historic arts space will be lost.