The Everything Space Cost Structures:
Money is one of the languages of our culture. We acknowledge that living in a capitalist economy shapes our access to the many services and resources that sustain our lives. We acknowledge the various forms of systemic oppression and their impact on bodies. We hold accessibility as a core value and strive to make our services and classes as accessible as possible in multiple ways, and acknowledge that unfortunately, many "healing centered" services are not accessible for many bodies . And, we still live inside the capitalist economy, and also need to feed into that system at times to pay for the resources that sustain our lives. Here are some ways that we are relating to cost structure that attempts to hold a balance between the work that goes into offering you high level services and the access we believe in.
Service and classes are often offered on a sliding scale.
Often, but not always, work trade or scholarship geared towards diversity are available.
Sometimes external grant options like VSAC are available.
The below guide shares a framing for our sliding scale. This guide is used with permission from "How to Make the Sliding Scale Better for You + Your Clients — Worts + Cunning Apothecary | Intersectional Herbalism + Magickal Arts (wortsandcunning.com)" .
A Quick Guide to the Sliding Scale
The top price class ticket is the actual cost of the class/session. If you choose a ticket price below the top tier you are receiving a discount.
The middle price is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for this class/session may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship.
The bottom price is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this class would still be a significant hardship.
The Pay-It-Forward price is a few bucks above the actual cost of the class and that extra money goes towards supporting scholarships as well as future free and low-cost offerings. Essentially it's an opportunity to not only have a session/take a class but also support your fellow community members while you're at it. Sweet!
Here is a tool to help self-assess: