What’s the problem?
Were you looking forward to seeing that new play, having fun at a festival, belly-laughing at a comedy night, attending an art exhibition or jumping around at a gig this summer? With events cancelled, venues closed and public gatherings restricted it’s not only audiences who are missing out.
With events cancelled, venues closed and public gatherings restricted many Artists in Dorset (which includes Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) have had all their work cancelled for this year and are in urgent need of support. A large proportion of these Artists (musicians, comedians, visual artists, directors, actors, writers, film makers etc.) are falling through the gaps when it comes to financial support. Some are unable to pay the bills or put food on the table.
b-side and a range of other Dorset-based arts organisations (logos at the bottom of the page) are rallying together to support Artists in Dorset by launching this Crowdfunder campaign.
Artwork by Steluna. www.steluna.co.uk.
What does this fund support?
The money collected will help Artists in Dorset (& Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) to meet their most urgent financial needs during the current crisis. This will help individuals pay their bills and ensure the Dorset arts sector stays afloat ready for the future.
Artwork by Katie Brookes. www.katiebrookesdesign.co.uk.
Why should we support?
Arts, culture and heritage is vital. It boosts our economy, improves the wellbeing of residents and visitors and creates a strong sense of place and belonging.
Artists are needed for us to see that new play, have fun at a festival, belly-laugh at a comedy night, attend an art exhibition and jump around at a gig. Your help will ensure Artists in Dorset will still be here once the current crisis is over.
Artworks by: Lucanart ('Support Artists in Dorset' illustration), Steluna (2nd illustration), Katie Brookes (3rd illustration). Photos by: Brendan Buesnel (top left) and Mike Petitdemange (bottom right).
Apply to the Dorset (&BCP) Artists' Emergency Fund here.