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Subbacultcha is an Amsterdam-based platform, aiming to reverberate its community.

Subbacultcha hopes to do so by using art as a means to build (collective) experiences and create moments of conversation and exchange. We hope to offer a place that’s comfortable, yet carrying the possibility to change and morph along with the people and context orbiting around it. 

This manifests itself in a monthly program, consisting of concerts, dinners and/or exhibitions, an editorial channel, presenting news from the environment around us in the forms of text and image, projects, such as print publications and art series, with a membership subscription tying it all together. 

We curate events in a wide range of venues in Amsterdam. We host shows and events in OT301, Dokzaal, Muziekgebouw, Melkweg, De Nieuwe Anita, ISO, Tempel, Kanaal40 and Garage Noord.

The membership helps us to create a sustainable community that can help itself to build and grow. The membership can help to invest into a more progressive and inclusive field of recreation and art. For €10 a month, members get free or discounted access to all of our events and receive all our projects, delivered to their mailbox or doorstep.

Subbacultcha was founded in 2005 as a way to organise shows for ourselves and our friends. As we grew, we expanded to setting up events with artists we admired, both local and international. While we’ve come a long way since then, we are now more aware of our accomplishments, privileges, flaws, and responsibilities. We are actively researching ways to increase accessibility plurality within our community and use our platform in a more meaningful and impactful way. Our goal is to continually evolve Subbacultcha into a space that brings people together.

We are dedicated to promoting equality and inclusivity by valuing and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, we do not tolerate any forms of xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism or any other form of hate speech or behaviour at our events, in other spaces, or in our online presence. We recognize that these forms of discrimination and bias exist in our society, but we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment.

Coming into our space means that you acknowledge, respect and facilitate the freedom of expression and identity of others.

We will practise a constant effort to foster such an environment that’s as safe as possible, within the resources we have at our disposal. We’re aware of our blind spots which means that we’re always open for critique, remarks and suggestions. We hope you feel free and comfortable to approach us personally or to reach out to us via our online resources (mail, private messages, comment sections). 

It’s our promise to you, to our members, to the artists we collaborate with, and to the art that we celebrate. And it’s only fair that we ask the same of you when entering one of our spaces. Flutter in and out as you please; stay, engage, dance, don’t dance, embrace and experience the people and art around you with an open heart. 

Subbacultcha is always interested in building and developing the community. Want to write outstanding features for us? Get in touch at sydney@subbacultcha.nl. Interested in an internship? Keep an eye out for our call for interns – we often have positions opening for hands-on talent on the bookings and production, graphic design and communications and editorial front. If you’re keen to help out at our events, email Thierno@subbacultcha.nl with ‘volunteer’ in the subject line!

Read more about the membership and check out our terms and conditions. For any further questions, head to our FAQ.

Post address
Subbacultcha Office
Haarlemmer Houttuinen 177
1013 GM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

General questions + RSVP: mailinglist@subbacultcha.nl
Partnerships & communications: sydney@subbacultcha.nl
Bookings: sanae@subbacultcha.nl
Production: alma@subbacultcha.nl
Membership related questions: memberships@subbacultcha.nl

To cancel your Subbacultcha membership, please contact memberships@subbacultcha.nl.