On Tuesday 29 November, we are taking part in Giving Tuesday, the day of global giving.
Following the success of last year, we will be raising funds to support free studio space for artists in our building.
Last year our goal was £1600, to fund approximately 60 hours of free studio time – a goal we exceeded! We used this money to support free space for artists – around 350 hours.
This year, our Giving Tuesday campaign will be paired with the return of Town Square Studio – a regular offer of shared working space that’s easy to sign up for and open to anyone.
We first trialed Town Square Studio as part of our Housewarming in 2021 – envisioning our building and its spaces as a communal resource. We’re excited to bring it back as part of our regular programme in 2023 – taking place every two weeks (that’s around 120 hours in the year, worth £2700).
We’re dedicated to providing free space, but donations big and small help keep this sustainable for us. Every £5 donation pays for around 15 minutes of studio time and that adds up.*
Whatever you can offer, we’re grateful for the support. We also know that many in our community support us, and the work we do, in ways that are other than/beyond financial. Thank you.
The easiest way to donate is by text: *
To donate £1, text SDDS002 to 70201
To donate £3, text SDDS002 to 70331
To donate £5, text SDDS002 to 70970
To donate £10, text SDDS002 to 70191
You can also also donate online here.
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“Given the financial challenges of this time, paying for space is just not an option. We were very grateful for those precious two hours.”
“THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE AND EXPLORE OUR IDEAS IN THE STUDIOS HAS HELPED US GET AN IDEA OFF THE GROUND”
* This is based on the Independent Rate of our Research Studio, at £22.50 an hour.
* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org