COVID – 19 CRISIS FUND – HELP US TO KEEP HELPING ARTISTS
We are raising money to:
Provide bursaries for artists impacted by the Coronavirus crisis who in many cases have been left without employment or any financial support
Hire artistic freelancers
Keep our company running to provide opportunities and support for artists in this crucial time
Keep our community alive
We are a theatre company committed to supporting professional artist development and creating a supportive community for artists. We focus on the artist within, on connecting directors, writers, actors and producers, on enabling artists with tools, connections and opportunities to create, play, grow and share. We focus on inspiration, on art, on stimulating, challenging, creating and sharing ideas.
As a theatre company we receive no funding from any person or organisation and remain solely reliant on the membership subscriptions from our members to be able to provide the services we can to emerging professional artists. Those membership fees we have always kept at the bare minimum to allow accessibility whilst still being able to provide a great amount of opportunities to our members as well as providing freelancers from the industry with paid work. We are raising money to continue our service and to help members of our artistic community who have been drastically impacted by the Coronavirus crisis who can no longer afford our membership fee, and need it now more than ever to stay creative and connected to their community. We plan on doing this by taking our next term online through a series of virtual workshops, mentoring schemes, creative challenges, play development and connection, working towards a summer festival of online plays.
Equity, the actors trade union recently made the anoucement that ‘Thousands of entertainment workers have lost their jobs and are in dire financial need as bills are beginning to mount up. Despite public perception, the vast majority of performers, stage managers and creative practitioners working in the entertainment industry earn modest sums and this sudden loss of income is devastating.’
We as a theatre company whose members are all artists are immediately and drastically impacted by this crisis. If you can help us to survive this crisis and support us and our community please donate what you can.