Cottage 47 is a multimedia production studio and network that helps bring awareness around mental health issues through its musical events and social media campaigns. It is a platform that brings together up and coming independent artists operating out of Bulawayo, and is an association (The Independent Artists Association of Zimbabwe) that creates safe spaces for all artists to showcase their art. Cottage 47 Founding Document (Preamble) We the housemates of this Cottage, standing fortified in love, compassion and truth seek to cultivate creative authenticity and redefine culture across all spectrums of art and humanity embodying kindness and extending grace towards the larger community by collectively combatting mental health related issues. As guided by our founding document, we move not as an army but as a home, as a family. We hereby declare to keep the fires of change burning, to keep the door open to those seeking light and warmth and if that fire is to grow dimmer we as the guardians of this home will not abandon it but rekindle the warmth that set it ablaze to begin with. May we remember in all our noble pursuits and endeavours to exercise caution, patience, respect and wisdom, to cherish, protect and celebrate the beauty of individuality without sabotaging the common good of each housemate. Written in the presence of love and stillness....
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