16 Beaver is a collective sustaining space maintained by residents as a place of work and other cultural activities. Since 1999, 16Beaver has organized presentations, readings, discussions, screenings, and panels with/by artists, curators, thinkers, writers, and activists. The ideas for all events and activities come from residents, friends or people who the community has an interested in.
For fifteen years, 16 Beaver operated without any funding. Four years ago, they had a problem with their lease which required them to start asking for donations. Whoever wants to make a donation to the space can do so with a tax-deductible donation. No member gets paid for their work. All the funding goes into maintaining the space.