#SaveOurVenues - Artista (The Secret Comedy Club)

by Save Our Venues in Hove, England, United Kingdom


£10,000 target 37 days left
2% 11 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st December 2020 at 8:00pm

We’re part of a national initiative launched by the Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of 100s of independent music venues.

by Save Our Venues in Hove, England, United Kingdom


It’s a confusing time, with guidelines frequently changing, and another lockdown looming, making those of us who work in the #arts unsure if our careers have a future at all.

Artista, and other independent venues, are among the most impacted businesses in the country by the coronavirus pandemic. The financial impact of being closed for 7 months, alongside the reduced capacities created by the social distancing measures have left Artista fighting for survival. We are now in very real danger of having to close our doors forever.

We are an independent venue in the middle of #Brighton’s listed area of Brunswick Town, with over a 6 year history in the city. We have been left out of government funding that was allocated to larger venues in town due to us not being a limited company. We have supported the grassroots art, comedy and music scene since our inception but we now find ourselves in the unfortunate position of having to ask for support ourselves. We know how to do what we do, all we need is the chance to be able to carry on doing it.

So for now, if you can, please help support our Crowdfunder campaign by donating whatever you can to our fantastic venue, and to other grassroots venues up and down the country that are currently in crisis.

What’s more, if you donate £20 or more you will be entitled to a great #saveourvenues t-shirt, that you can proudly wear in the knowledge you have helped to keep us alive. 

Beyond This 

If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Save Our Venues T-Shirt

Support our venue and the Save Our Venues campaign with a high quality 4 color print Gildan black shirt featuring the official Save Our Venues logo • Available in five sizes • Price includes delivery • Delivery can take up to 35 days

Let's make '#SaveOurVenues - Artista (The Secret Comedy Club)' happen

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