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Why host with Freilich?

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Enjoy arts live at home

Home is where Freilich is. Forget crowded concerts and sterile exhibitions. Experience artists in a personal way and in a cozy atmosphere.

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Surprise your friends

Share moments of joy with the people you love most. Simply surprise them with an unconventional and inspiring event at your place.

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Meet new like-minded people

Escape your social bubble and meet new open-minded people from our international community. Skip the small talk, we are all friends here.

Hosting in 3 steps

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Connect with artists

Sign up and explore our pool of international artists to get in touch with your favorite musician, poet, or magician directly through our platform.

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Invite your guests

Set up and publish your event. You decide how many guests are invited by you and your artist, and how many can come from the community.

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Enjoy the show

No need for much preparation. Keep it simple, free some space and welcome your guests. Grab your favorite drink and enjoy the show.

Learn from other hosts

There’s really not much to prepare…

“The guests bring their own drinks and freeing some space in the living room is done quickly. So what I do is to prepare myself mentally to welcome my guests.” – Céline, Vienna

There’s really not much to prepare…

“The guests bring their own drinks and freeing some space in the living room is done quickly. So what I do is to prepare myself mentally to welcome my guests.” – Céline, Vienna

Your questions answered

How much space do I need for hosting?

A room with 20 m2 can easily host 20 people. (Believe us, we attended more than 90 sessions ourselves 😉 Keep it simple and let your guests sit on the floor. Your space is really small? Then why not initiate a jam session with 5-10 guests only? Or maybe you want to offer your couch to touring artists for a night or two. Any kind of contribution is highly appreciated. Just describe your space so our artists and guests know what they can expect.

 

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Who pays the artist?

To provide a fair appreciation to the artists and their show, we suggest each guest to contribute 10-15€ at the end of the show (pay as you wish & can). As host, you are not expected to contribute financially. Simply support the artist by preparing a hat (or similar) and by explaining to the audience beforehand how much and when to contribute. Also, help the artist by collecting the money after the show.

 

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Who will come to my event?

You decide on how many people can come overall. The Freilich rule of thumb is that one third of the tickets should go to the Freilich community via the platform. The rest is invited by you and the artist.

 

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Must the location be a private one?

Yes. But (as always) there are exceptions.

To ensure our much-loved personal “living room” atmosphere your space should offer no public access (invite only), no obligation to consume (be it tickets, drinks, or food) and a crowd of 55 people max.

These spaces usually are of private nature such as living rooms, gardens, rooftops, studios, artist workshops,…  Exceptions that can also offer a great Freilich atmopshere include semi-private spaces such as (social, sports, art) clubs, co-working spaces, offices, spaces operated by NGOs and NPOs, or even some public spaces (parks, gardens).

If you are a public bar or cafe, a hat donation is not an appropriate compensation. If you want to use our network to get in touch with artists, you are free to do so. But make sure to label your profile as such and agree on a fair deal (fixed wage, fair compensation) with the artist!

If you are not sure whether your location is suitable just get in touch. We are happy to figure it out with you 🙂

 

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Do I need to provide drinks or snacks?

No, sharing is caring: The audience brings their own drinks and snacks and is expected to share with each other. Of course, offering a drink to the artist as she arrives is highly appreciated. If you want to be on the safe side however, you can ask some of your friends to bring an extra bottle of wine or some snacks to share.

 

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Who organizes the equipment?

It is the artists’ responsibility to organize the equipment needed for their performance. In case of uncertainties, just refer to the artist FAQs. If you have equipment available, feel free to share it with the artist if you like. It could save them time and effort.

 

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How do I deal with neighbors?

It is your responsibility to respect the law and your neighbors’ rights and interests, as you will bear the final consequences. If you stick to the following recommendations, we’re sure you will have a smooth and enjoyable Freilich time:

  • Inform the artist about your neighbors’ noise sensitivity
  • Inform your neighbors (even better: invite them)
  • Make sure the performance ends before 10 PM
  • In case of doubt: kindly ask people to leave. Recommend a bar nearby where people can meet again

 

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Let us support you

Coming Soon – Tips & best Practices

Having organized and attended more than 90 intimate events, we gathered experience in how to get the best out of a Freilich Session. We collect all the best practices that will help you in hosting a Freilich yourself.

Coming Soon – Tips & best Practices

Having organized and attended more than 90 intimate events, we gathered experience in how to get the best out of a Freilich Session. We collect all the best practices that will help you in hosting a Freilich yourself.

Ask our team…

Still having questions or uncertainties? We’re very happy to address them personally. Just drop us a message via WhatsApp or email, or simply call us.

WhatsApp/Phone: +4367762882782
Email: community@freilichopenarts.com

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