To host a fundraiser, to perform on the stage, to hold a workshop, to organize a public discussion, to present your campaign, to screen a film, to host any public event, you’ll need to make yourself visible on Radar

If you’re new to Radar, you’ll start by opening a user account. Collectives, campaigners, bands, performers using Joe’s Garage will need to create their own group on Radar.

Not us but you will be announcing your event at Joe’s Garage. We just need to agree on a date and time in advance. Drop by or mail us. From your group page on Radar, you’ll be creating an event together with the Joe’s Garage group. See for example these fundraiser and concert announced by other groups.

Joe’s Garage is one of the very few squatted social centers remaining in Amsterdam, existing since 2005. Squatting being criminalized in the Netherlands, rare are the squatted spaces left to hold public events. We are supporting bands, performers, activists, fellow squatters, anyone who understands the urgency to support each others, to strengthen networks.

In other words, we do appreciate when bands, campaigners, collectives using our space are able to make visible squats and valuable spaces they come through, for instance by mentioning them on their own website, with some link(s), not only on corporate platforms such facebook, bandcamp, spotify and so on. We have very little interest in building up facebook based communities. Bandcamp isn’t built either to list where bands have been playing.

So rare are the bands making the effort to have a website, listing their past and up coming shows, to a point it became an issue at Joe’s Garage when it comes to strengthen networks, to show venues and communities. Reading where a band played tells us a lot about who you are. It certainly motivates us to invite you here.

For campaigners and collectives organizing fundraisers, benefit events, we’re also checking where you’re making yourselves visible, what’s your interest in providing visibility to squatted spaces like Joe’s Garage.