Deptford X Needs Your Support

by Deptford X in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th February 2021 we successfully raised £4,060 ( + est. £582.50 Gift Aid ) with 82 supporters in 61 days

For the first time in our 22 year history, Deptford X is seeking our supporters' help to fundraise in order to hold a festival in 2021.

by Deptford X in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The more money we raise, the more paid opportunities we will create for artists, and the more capacity we will have to support ambitious projects. 

If we reach our £2000 target, the Mayor of London will match, £1000 of this. 

As a not for profit organisation, everything we manage to raise will go directly back into festival delivery. We are committed to making sure that we spend as much a possible of that on supporting local artists and communities next year.


Why we need your support

2020  was the first time since 1998 that Deptford X didn't deliver an in-person festival in Deptford. Our tiny part-time time team of Nathalie and Sarah have worked really hard this year to raise the funds to stay afloat, and to keep delivering remote programming to support artists, our local communities, and to continue our commitment to widening access to participation and self determination in the arts for People of Colour. We are proud of our achievements this year but we know that digital programming cannot replace the importance of in-person experiences for sharing ideas, creating connections, and feeling part of something. 

This is why in 2021 we want to deliver a physical festival in Deptford and to work again with all the fantastic artists in the area to bring some joy, healing and togetherness to our neighbourhoods and communities. However, the fundraising climate is tough and we need your support to do this. 

Our Goals

Our plan for Deptford X 2021 is to run a festival in June and to work with artists, local residents and business to develop an outdoor art trail that is resistant to all potential Covid lockdowns, tier systems, and restrictions. We want to turn Deptford into a public art experience on a scale that we've never done before!

In early next year, many Deptfordians will be hearing from us via leaflets through their doors inviting them to offer windows, driveways, front yards, etc. for artists to install work; or to participate themselves. 

We plan to pair artists with residents and business owners to bring artwork into every corner of Deptford. We also hope to see many residents and business owners who would never have thought to participate before as artists, display their own create offerings too.

Alongside this, we still want to run our Supported programme strand as an open call for early career artists of colour to receive financial and mentoring support to develop new work for the festival.

We will also partner with Deptford-based AAJA community radio station to host artists' work on the radio for further reach.

We are planning all of this towards the end of June and hope to be able to launch the festival with an art picnic in a park (socially distanced if need be); inviting everyone to bring food, picnic blankets, and with art work installed for a day on the railings, trees, posts and play areas. Some of you will notice the nod to Joshua Compston's 1995  'The Hanging Art Picnic' in Hoxton Square that Bob and Roberta Smith talks about in the 10th Anniversary Deptford X book, 'Hijack Reality: Deptford X : a 'how To' Guide to Organize a Really Top Notch Art Festival'!

Rewards

As well as rewarding generosity with recognition and benefit schemes, our rewards also feature historic Deptford X memorabilia of which we possess only the last box or two of each. This is the last chance you will have to get your hands on some of our books, tea towels and print editions.

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Hew Locke Tea Towel

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Mark Titchner Tea Towel

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Bob and Roberta Smith book cover

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Bob and Roberta Smith book inside spread

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Peter Anderson book cover

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Peter Anderson book inside spread

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Janette Parris signed print edition, 'Customs'

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Janette Parris signed print edition, 'Charity Shop'

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Janette Parris signed print edition, 'Classical Music'

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Janette Parris signed print edition, 'Gold Hotpants'

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Janette Parris signed print edition, 'John Dory'

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Bob and Roberta Smith signed print edition, 'Art Makes People Powerful'

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.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help an organisation you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£25 or more

Friend of Deptford X

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with... You will become a ‘Friend of Deptford X’ for a year with access to special events and an invitation to an exclusive festival preview in 2021. Your name will be listed as a supporter on our website & in our 2021 festival guide.

£40 or more

8 of 30 claimed

DX Tea Towel Artist Edition + Friend of Deptford X

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with... A Deptford X tea towel artist edition designed by either Mark Titchner or Hew Locke. You will become a ‘Friend of Deptford X’ for a year with access to special events and an invitation to an exclusive festival preview in 2021. Your name will be listed as a supporter on our website & in our 2021 festival guide. **This pledge includes postage and packaging costs**

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Bob & Roberta Smith DX Book + Friend of Deptford X

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with... One of the last remaining copies of Bob and Roberta Smith's book; 'Hijack Reality: Deptford X : a 'How To' Guide to Organize a Really Top Notch Art Festival'. Become a ‘Friend of Deptford X’ for a year with access to special events and an invitation to an exclusive 2021 festival preview. Your name listed as a supporter on our website & in our 2021 festival guide. *INCLUDES P&P

£50 or more

2 of 45 claimed

Peter Anderson DX Book + Friend of Deptford X

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with... A copy of Peter Anderson's photographic book of Lewisham, 'Hear and There, Here and Now', produced on the occasion of Deptford X 2010. Become a ‘Friend of Deptford X’ for a year with access to special events and an invitation to an exclusive 2021 festival preview. Your name listed as a supporter on our website & in our 2021 festival guide. *INCLUDES P&P

£60 or more

1 of 50 claimed

SignedJanette Parris edition + Friend of Deptford

Pledge £60 today and we'll reward you with... 1 of 5 versions of a signed print edition by Janette Parris produced when lead artist for Deptford X 2015. Each print depicts the people and places of Deptford. Become a friend of Deptford X for a year with access to special events and an invitation to an exclusive 2021 festival preview. Your name listed as a supporter on our website & in our 2021 festival guide. *INCLUDES P&P

£100 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Friend of Deptford X + Book and Tea Towel Rewards

Pledge £100 today for... Peter Anderson's photographic book of Lewisham for Deptford X 2010; 'Here and Then, Here and Now'. A Deptford X tea towel edition designed by either Mark Titchner or Hew Locke. Become a ‘Friend of Deptford X’ for a year with access to special events and an invitation to an exclusive 2021 festival preview. Your name listed on our website & in our 2021 festival guide. *INCLUDES P&P

£100 or more

3 of 40 claimed

Bob and Roberta Smith Signed Print Edition

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with... A signed print edition by Bob and Roberta Smith, 'Art Makes People Powerful', produced in 2014 during the artist's participation in Deptford X Festival 2014. *INCLUDES P&P

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Book, Janette Parris Print, Tea Towel + DX Friend

Pledge £150 today and we'll reward you with.. A Bob and Roberta Smith Book A Hew Locke or Mark Titchner Tea Towel A signed Janette Parris print edition Become a ‘Friend of Deptford X’ for a year with access to special events and an invitation to an exclusive 2021 festival preview. Your name listed on our website & in our 2021 festival guide. *INCLUDES P&P

£250 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Book, 2 prints + Friend of Deptford X

Pledge £250 today and we'll reward you with... A Bob and Roberta Smith Book One of five versions of a signed Janette Parris print edition A signed Bob and Roberta Smith print edition Become a ‘Friend of Deptford X’ for a year with access to special events and an invitation to an exclusive 2021 festival preview. Your name listed on our website & in our 2021 festival guide. *INCLUDES P&P

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