TEA HOUSE MISSION
- Support local artists to stay and play in hot neighborhoods that face major gentrification.
- Welcome guests from around the world for featured performance art while providing a way for local artists to take ownership in their neighborhood.
- All artists sign a lease for their matchaparty tea house, which they run, allowing them to live rent free, while giving them a physical space in their neighborhood to materialize their instagram and youtube dreams through performances and gallery shows.
Matchaparty artists train in hospitality, cultivating presence of mind. Matchaparty builds a reputable brand for artists providing mentorship and discipline training that includes neighborhood programs such as time at senior centers, meditation in hospitals, discussion groups, and participation in matchaparty events.
Patrons who want to support neighborhood arts and culture invest in a matchaparty tea house which is run by the artist they support. Patrons ideally care about the success of the artist, maybe even knowing him or her personally, offering advice and connections.
CREATING A TEA HOUSE
With the combined support of local artists and serious patrons a tea house is born. While serving as a guest house for people from around the world, the tea house is a powerful neighborhood space for design, discussion, and performance art.