The East London music and arts venue is asking supporters to help secure the future of the OTO Project Space.
The cafe says the plans could affect the OTO Project Space, which is located next to the main venue on Ashwin Street. OTO Project Space was built in 2013 with Turner Prize-winning architect collective Assemble. "The Project Space enables us to support a community of musicians through providing free rehearsal space as well as presenting workshops, performances, talks, film screenings and installations," they say. "This work has become an integral part of what we do at OTO and we are determined to keep it on the street."
The cafe is asking supporters to get behind three draft principles that will protect existing businesses in the area, including spaces with creative, cultural and community value.
Cafe OTO, which opened in 2008, is one of the UK's key experimental music and arts spaces. Recent artists to perform at the cafe include Midori Takada and Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force. The deadline for comments on the consultation is Sunday, April 30th. You can have your say here.