Near the intersection of Tsuchiura-Gakuen Sen and Science Odori stands an unusual building of "art-chetecture" built a few years ago by the Kasumi Group, owners of (naturally) the various Kasumi stores, restaurants such as El Torritos and numerous other businesses in Ibaraki. As part of service to the community, they are setting aside 1.2 million yen to fund partially or wholly from 4 to 6 events during the months of June through December that are organized by individuals or groups within the community.. As long as the event isn't for profit, there are no restrictions as to who may apply. Their main hall, which holds up to 240 person, two smaller halls holding 54 and 30 respectively, and the gallery/lobby area are available for use to those events that are to be sponsored.
If you have a good idea or are part of a group that would like to plan an event that you need space and finances for, send in (or bring to the Kasumi Tsukuba Center building) a piece of paper with the event you have in mind ?? what you would ideally like to see happen; a brief outline of its contents and schedule along with what finances would be needed (including what you would be able to handle along with how much extra you would need); if it's a group, what its previous activities have been and who its members are; your own background as it relates to the event; and the names of any supporters.
Unfortunately, there is not much time until the deadline, as the information came in after the March issue had gone to press. The published deadline is April 15, but there is a one day grace period if you take it into the office by the next day. Further information can be obtained from the office at 50-1884.
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