Dear Friends,

On 15th May this year, PeaceNiche/The Second Floor (T2F) marked its tenth anniversary. This momentous milestone is an important time for us to address the community that nurtures T2F. We have strived to keep our programming and projects steady over the years, none more crucial and challenging than the past two and a half. We, like countless others, were devastated by the loss of our beloved founder and dreamer, Sabeen Mahmud on the 24th of April 2015. However, in the aftermath of the massive void her death created, we were overwhelmed by the unconditional love and support from our patrons. This act of the community selflessly coming together like a family was awe-inspiring and gave us the strength to face extreme hurdles and hold the fort despite all odds. We began planting the seeds for a stronger creative community as T2F continued to keep its doors and heart wide open.

Our unbreakable resolve in Sabeen's vision alongside the community's solidarity led us from strength to strength and in December 2016, PeaceNiche/The Second Floor (T2F) was awarded the much-coveted Prince Claus Award. This achievement was a testament to the enormous struggle that has been our journey since 2007 and the future that awaits us. This future however, is reliant on financial independence and stability and while we are working towards making it a reality every day, it is a continuous process that cannot and never has happened overnight.

We strive to grow and nourish a diverse creative hub for the diverse creative people of this extraordinary city with a strong honor code. This means that in the face of extreme financial adversity, we have still kept 70% of our events free in just the past year because we are determined to keep T2F an accessible and fertile ground for culture discourse and change. It takes hundreds of hours of planning and labor and thousands of rupees a month to sustain a unique space like ours and to keep it free from corporate practices, which is most important to us. The survival and growth of this space with the freedom to function as we do, relies on the generosity of our patrons and the community at large.

#5K4T2F is a continuation of our crowdfunding campaign from 2015, Come Together: Invest in Creative Karachi. We are at a point again where we seek your help as we have done before, to tackle the challenges with this year's expenses, maintenance and upgrades. We cannot stand the thought of shrinking our scope of programming or quality of work for the community. To enable this space means that we need to serve our community fully.

If T2F has brought joy and inspiration into your life, if it has helped you celebrate and empower yourself, if it has provided you with a sanctuary in spirit and space, please consider contributing towards our shared future. Your gift will help us go a long way. Coming together in times of struggle is one of the strongest acts that define you, our vibrant community, and strengthens the bond that connects us all as the T2F family.

And at T2F we promise, there will always be room for family.

Ajay, Alifiyah, Binyamin, Chand, Ellia, Fatin, Fiza, Hassan, Majeed, Mamu, Mukesh,
Sana & Zarar
PeaceNiche/The Second Floor (T2F) Team

How can you Help?

Rs. 5000 Only!

An annual contribution of Rs.5000 comes up to merely Rs.13.7 per day and will give us the fuel we need to keep going. Please spread the word. Tell your friends and family. Strangers too! This will only work if thousands of people pitch in. Help us drive this campaign home!

Adopt A Peaceniche Project

If our projects are sustainable, we can work towards free of charge programming. This means more accessibility for all and more diversity to showcase and engage in a meaningful cultural impact in the city!

Community groups, individuals or social and business enterprises can adopt a PeaceNiche Project for a period of six months to a year. Adopting would mean powering the operational expenses of that particular project.

Contribute for Equipment And Amenities

To keep our space satisfactory for all arts and culture related activities, we need to upgrade our current facilities.

Air conditioners (12) Rs. 840,000
Flooring (cafe) Rs. 150,000
Sound system service Rs. 5000
Mic stands Rs. 15,000
Office chairs (5) Rs. 30,000
New PC systems (3) Rs. 450,000
Live streaming equipment Rs. 70,000
Carpet Rs. 5000
Chik Rs. 5000
*Items can be donated or paid for

How to Invest

Drop Off Cash Or A Cheque At T2F

10-C, Sunset lane 5
Phase 2 Extension, DHA
Karachi - 75500, Pakistan

Cheques should be made out to 'PeaceNiche'

Local Wire Tranfer

Account Title: PEACENICHE
Account Number: 142608
Bank: JS Bank
Branch: Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Branch Code: 9201

T2F'S Story

MIT Press Innovations Journal
Case Study by Sabeen Mahmud

International wire transfer

Intermediary Bank: SWIFTBIC: CHASUS33
Beneficiary Bank: JS BANK LIMITED
Beneficiary Bank SWIFT BIC: JSBLPKKA
Bank Account Number at Intermediary Bank: 870545696
Beneficiary Name: PEACENICHE
Beneficiary Account Number: 142608
IBAN: PK55JSBL9501000000142608

T2F's Journey


Legal Status

PeaceNiche is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, Pakistan.
Registration Number: KAR0115

Phone +(92-21)3538-9033 and +(92-21)3538-9043