Everybody is welcome
Everybody is welcome to visit the OT301. We don’t have a door policy. We don’t have VIP’s.
If you threat everybody with respect and stick to our house rules you are welcome.
Feel welcome to share or pitch ideas
The OT301 is not just a place for the people that have a space in the OT301. Everybody is welcome to visit the events that we organise but we are also open for new ideas and new projects. So, if you have an idea for an event, an exhibition, a workshop, lecture or anything else then please feel welcome to ask us if there is a possibility to organise it. Keep in mind that we are not looking for commercial events with high entry prices or events that are sponsorred by big brands.
When pitching ideas, or when visiting the OT301 it is good to know something about our place and organisation.
You can read about our vision and history here.
Below you’ll find a short explanation of how we are organised.
The OT301 is a non-profit organisation. We try to keep prices as low as possible for our members and visitors. We strongly believe that it is important to maintain affordable places in Amsterdam because unfortunately our city is getting more expensive by the day.
In order to keep our prices low we try to save money where ever we can. This means that we try to do most tasks/jobs ourselves. All the members of our association donate voluntary hours to the collective to keep it running.
The OT301 is a nice example of collective ownership. We bought the place as an assocation, so we own the place as a group. However, it is important to realize that nobody in the group has any individual ownership of the building or the space he/she is in. So when leaving the collective/building, the individual can not sell his/her space. The collective will take the space back and will place an open call for a new member. If you ever think about aplying for a space at the OT301 then realize that we are not just a place that rents out spaces. We expect involvement. The OT301 can only be vibrant, inspiring, open, experimental, social, creative etc etc if we have motivated people.
When working in a system like this the organisation structure needs to be strong. We share the responsiblity for this place together.
We are organised in the following way.
1) General assemby - this is the highest organ. There is no boss, the group decides
2) The board - the Board operates within the policies and guidelines as decided upon by the General Assembly and all the official regulations/statutes.
Then there is the committees. They are working groups with specific taks.
-Public spaces committee
-People & space committee
-PR & Communication committee
-Go Green committee
If we have spaces available and we are looking for new member then we will post about it on this page.
Helping out at the OT301
We run this beautiful place with a lot of people but we can always use extra hands. We have a lot of jobs that need to be done. Cleaning, flyer distribution, bar shifts, sound and light jobs, cooking, programming bands etc etc. If you want to help out in some way then please let us know. You have to realize though, that we are not a company that offers jobs. Most work is done by volunteers, some jobs earn a little bit of money, but that is not a full income.
At the moment we are looking for:
The studios (concertspace) is looking for a couple of young new programmers. People that are involved in music, have a big network and like organising events.
We are always searching for new stuff, new initiatives, new sounds, new crews, new experiments to program. We are a venue that supports new talented artists and we are not afraid to program unknown ‘underground’ stuff. Our programming varies from electronic music to punk, rock n roll, performance art, indie, reggae, dub, techno, experimental, improv and any other interesting styles and genres of art/music.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile then please let us know. You might be the next member of our programming team.
If interested then send a mail to: ivo(at)ot301.nl