Good news! We’ve made contacts in Martins Ferry that are getting pumped up about the project. One guy writes for the local newspaper and wants to create a story about what the collective will bring to Martins Ferry. Another is very interested in partnering with us to create a community garden.

We’ll be inducted into the Legal Clinic this June to start the process of becoming incorporated, etc. We need to organize like a non-profit so that we build credibility when seeking fiscal sponsorship. There are a handful of non-profits in the Ohio Valley whose mission statements align with our goals so hopefully someone will be willing to partner with us while we get our feet on the ground. That way, people can make tax-exempt donations to us through our fiscal sponsor even though we ourselves won’t yet be tax-exempt. Who doesn’t like tax-exemption??

stay tuned, Siena


About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit for more information.
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One Response to Momentum

  1. mandy says:

    I live in town and read the article in the newspaper this morning. Very interested in learning more and seeing where the project leads.

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