Brighton Fringe: #FundFringe

by Brighton Fringe in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th May 2018 we successfully raised £21,600 with 338 supporters in 35 days

#FUNDFRINGE Secure the future of England's largest arts festival after the loss of our headline sponsor. www.brightonfringe.org/support-us/

by Brighton Fringe in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Wow. Thank you! 

We have now reached our initial target and can start planning for the next Brighton Fringe without hesitation. This means we can look for new office space and start to refill our woefully depleted budgets. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We are in absolute awe.

Now it's time for us to give back.

Every penny of the new stretch target will go toward supporting the 1000s of participants who take part in Brighton Fringe every year.  This will directly fund a series of Fringe Academy arts industry training videos and online resources for participants, plus a dedicated participants hub during May for all the producers and performers to get access to important resources, information and rehearsal space.  


What could you give to help secure the future of Brighton Fringe?

MAKE A ONE OFF DONATION THROUGH OUR WEBSITE


Our crowdfunding campaign aims to raise the £20,000 deficit left in our budget from the loss of our headline sponsor.

Pledge now and pick from a great range of rewards including tickets, experiences, merchandise packs, picnics and private parties. 


Brighton Fringe Ltd is the registered charity behind England’s largest arts festival.

  • Brighton Fringe attracts over 500,000 audience members each May 
  • Hosts over 4,000 performances across 150 venues
  • Features artists from across Brighton & Hove, the UK, Europe and from around the world
  • Holds 200 free events and over 1000 total events with an average ticket price of just £8.70.
  • Employs 15 year-round staff, 25 seasonal staff, create 100s of employment opportunities city-wide
  • Awards over £25,000 in financial support to participants each year

In numbers, we’ve lost over £70,000 in headline sponsorship since 2016. Almost 40% of our total sponsorship.
In numbers, less than 3% of our income comes from public funding.
In numbers, we have 5 months left to find a new office space.
In numbers, we need £20,000 to help secure the future of Brighton Fringe for 2019. 

In all honesty, we need your help.

We've created some brilliant packages, so you can not only help secure the future of England's largest arts festival but you can experience the very best of it too.

Follow the campaign on twitter | Music: https://www.bensound.com | brightonfringe.org | Brighton Fringe 2018, 4 May - 3 June | Over 4,000 performances & events | Book tickets now

Fringe-y Rewards

 

Fling Fling Weekender for 4 people

Go out in style with the Final Fling package at Brighton Fringe. Head on down to the Fringe Hub for brunch and bubbly plus tickets to a show at the Spiegeltent during the last weekend of Brighton Fringe 2018. 


Launch Night VIP Package for 3 people

Join us on Thursday 3 May for our 2018 opening night at The Warren! You and two pals will get the VIP treatment with drinks, group tickets to a show and the best seats in the house for opening night fireworks.


Work-do or private party at the Fringe Hub  

Bring your team down to the Fringe Hub at Brighton Spiegeltent. Enjoy an evening of drinks, dinner and pop-up performance at the heart of Brighton Fringe. Perfect for staff dos, work drinks and client outings.  Reward for up to 15 people.


Catered Family Picnic at Fringe City Pavilion Gardens

Join us for our most popular family day out at the Fringe City Family Picnic hosted in the beautiful Pavilion Gardens. Reward includes a reserved picnic spot with views of the gardens and Fringe City stage, a picnic basket for four, face painting and a family portrait. 

Ticket Rewards 

                

 

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If you can't afford to donate: #FuelFringe

Times are tough, don't we know it!
If you can't afford to fund the campaign,  we would love for you to fuel it. 

We're asking you to submit content to be shared throughout the campaign across our social and digital channels.

  • Video and written messages of support #FundFringe
  • Videos of 24 things you love about Brighton Fringe #24in24
  • Images of your best nights-out at Brighton Fringe 2017 #FringeNightOut

Please kindly supply to marketing@brightonfringe.org

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How we survive

Despite being England’s largest arts festival, we receive very little public funding. In fact, less than 3% of our income comes from public funding.  We receive no form of regular financial aid from the Arts Council England or Brighton & Hove City Council. 

We would like to take this moment to thank our principal funder, The Pebble Trust, for their ongoing love and support. 

  • 3.5% of our funding comes from you, our Friends members and individual donors. Thank you. 
  • Corporate sponsorship and advertising made up 37% of our income in 2017. The recent loss of our main corporate sponsor means this income has been almost halved for 2018, leaving a gap of over 14% in our total income this year.
  • Income generated from our participant registration makes up 26% of our total income, and box office sales generates 19%. 

See our 2017 Annual Review for more information.

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A huge thank you to all our supporters

  • Our work placements, apprentices and interns. 
  • Our dedicated accredited event photographers. 
  • Our local supporters who take out brochure advertising, sponsorship packages and Fringe City pitches.
  • Our Friends members. Our audience members. Our venues and our participants, who all put their faith in us year after year to deliver the magical month of May in Brighton. 
  • The Pebble Trust. 
  • All our generous bursary and award partners.
  • Our media partners.
  • Our print partners Aquatint and Gemini Print.
  • Our digital partners DabApps and Grandad digital.
  • Brighton MET College. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£7 or more

Stickers & Badges Pack

Pledge now to get a pack of badges and stickers with all your favourite 2018 Brighton Fringe characters!

£10 or more

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2 x TICKETS: The Invention of Lesbianism

Pledging £20 bags you 2 tickets for this one-hour solo show about the history of LGBTQ+ language, written and performed by Cerys Bradley. It is a frank and funny history of lesbianism through the ages, looking at the evolution of language and how it has been weaponised, both by and against, the community. Tickets kindly donated by Cerys Bradley.

£15 or more

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2 X TICKETS: One Woman Alien

Grab a pair of tickets to this “impossible to forget” [The List] one woman show. Heather-Rose Andrews tackles the classic horror, Alien, alone (with a cat). Tickets kindly provided by Cast Iron Theatre.

£15 or more

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2 X TICKETS: Year Without Summer

Grab a pair of tickets to 'Year Without Summer' where passions run high and ghost stories are shared. Tickets kindly provided by Cast Iron Theatre.

£16 or more

10 of 100 claimed

Tote Bag and Badges Pack

Grab one of our brand new 2018 edition purple tote bags plus a full set of Brighton Fringe badges with all your favourite 2018 characters.

£16 or more

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2 x TICKETS: Cinebra: Glenda & Rita

For a pledge of £16, you and a friend can join Cinebra for their new "cleverly written" and "magically performed" show. Glenda & Rita are two actresses from the golden era of cinema, immortalised in black and white and struggling to find work in this brutal, unforgiving technicolour world. Glenda & Rita will take you on a monochrome journey from their Hollywood hey-day to their miserable flat in Lancing. Tickets kindly donated by Cinebra.

£17 or more

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2 x TICKETS: The Conjuring Club

Bag yourself 2 tickets to a world of wizardry hidden inside the spellbinding Toy Museum. Discover close up magic in corners and conjure up imagination in this immersive, interactive club where the impossible seems possible. Receive a password to gain entry into our magical world. Family fun for everyone who can keep a secret. Tickets kindly donated by Hubble Bubble Productions.

£19 or more

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2 x TICKETS: Farucchio Peru is Extraordinaire

A pledge of £19 gets you 2 tickets to this riotously surreal concoction of clown, kitsch and nonsense that embraces one idiot's ridiculous dream of international stardom. Devised in collaboration with Aitor Basauri and co-produced by Brighton Fringe 2017 award-winning company Teatro Pomodoro (**** for Cabaret from the Shadows, BroadwayBaby)

£20 or more

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2 x TICKETS: The Spark Factory

A pledge of £30 gets you 2 tickets to Spun Glass Theatre's 'The Spark Factory' as well as a signed poster. The Spark Factory is a powerhouse of new, bold and daring performance ideas including spoken word, puppetry, dance, music and new writing.

£20 or more

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2 x TICKETS: Cinebra: History of Horrors

A pledge of £20 gets you 2 tickets for this award-winning show! A multimedia frenzy featuring live scares and unforgettable songs, this show is a unique, heart-wrenching, hybrid horror/musical comedy that leaves you convulsing in terror and delight! Tickets kindly donated by Cinebra.

£24 or more

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2 x TICKETS: Cabaret from the Shadows

Snag 2 tickets for this fresh and shameless show with an eclectic mix of theatre, dark comedy and live music, featuring charmingly anarchic characters who will leave your mouth agape as they reveal the depths of your psyche. **** (Broadway Baby) **** (North West End) Highly Recommended Show (FringeReview) Winner of Nordic Fringe Network Award at Brighton Fringe 2017. Tickets kindly donated by Teatro Pomodoro.

£25 or more

28 of 400 claimed

1 x Ticket: A Midsummer Night's Fringe

Join us for our summer showcase fundraising gala at Brighton Open Air Theatre on July 3rd for an extravagant evening of everything Fringe! See all your Fringe favourites from our 2018 festival in the dreamy outdoor setting of Brighton Open Air Theatre, and help raise much needed funds for the charity behind England’s largest open access arts festival. Support Brighton Fringe 2019!

£25 or more

6 of 150 claimed

Industry Evening at Fringe Hub

Join us for an evening of drinks and nibbles with the arts industry and local Brighton businesses at the Fringe Hub in Brighton Spiegeltent.

£25 or more

26 of 50 claimed

A3 2018 Cover Art Print

Love the artwork on this year's Brighton Fringe brochure? Then this one's for you! Get a signed A3 high art quality print of the 2018 cover illustration, by artist Donough O'Malley.

£30 or more

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Script Reading Service: Anima Theatre Company

For £30 Anima Theatre Company will read your script at any stage of the drafting process. Simply send the most current draft of your script and receive written advice about structure, narrative, characters and form. This is strictly for writing intended for performance but can include monologue and experimental form. They will endeavour to get the noted script back to you in 4 weeks.

£30 or more

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Serenade Experience with Brighton's Singing Barber

For just £30 you or a loved one will be serenaded by Peter Joannou, Brighton's singing Barber from the balcony of his shop in Middle Street. Select your favourite song from Peter's extensive repertoire, and wow your friends or that special someone.

£30 or more

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2 x TICKETS: The Treason Show: Festival Special

Join Brighton’s much-loved resident satirists with their unique brand of topical comedy, on their opening night (Thursday 10th May). Tickets kindly donated by The Treason Show.

£30 or more

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Experience: Watching: Ceci N'est Pas De Deux

Grab two tickets for the “Dutch Season Stand-out Show" (The Argus); A solo-duet created and performed by Flying Solo and Amsterdam Fringe award-winner Ester Natzijl. A mix of puppetry, theatre and dance that provides different views of what a relationship can be. Package includes 2 tickets, a signed poster and the chance to meet the “being” after the performance!

£40 or more

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Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tour experience

Join Guru Dudu for his hilarious dance-walking tours of spontaneous flash mob dancing through the streets, interpretative dancing around local landmarks and lots of crazy interaction with onlookers.The VIP experience includes 2 tickets, a signed poster and the chance to request your favourite disco tracks!

£40 or more

11 of 50 claimed

Fringe Lovers Merch Pack

Fringe lovers rejoice! This one's for you. The Fringe Lovers Merch Pack includes a 2018 t-shirt, badge pack and Brighton Fringe tote bag.

£90 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Afternoon tea for two at Brighton Racecourse

Traditional Afternoon Tea for two with a glass of Prosecco. Served within a beautiful suite whilst you bask in the excitement as the horses thunder past. This package includes; • Premier Enclosure admission • Access to private area, bar and betting facilities • Glass of Prosecco on arrival • Tea/coffee • Assortment of freshly prepared sandwiches • Warm scones served with jam and cream and Delicious bite-size cakes

£100 or more

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Brighton's Singing Barber entertains at your place

Inspired by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley; Peter sings songs from The Great American Songbook and now he wants to sing for you! Pledge just £100 and Peter Joannou, Brighton's Singing Barber will entertain guests at your party.

£200 or more

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DJ Your Own Silent Disco!

Hush Beats Disco’s mini kit is portable and battery powered with 2 music channels. 75 headsets available but it only takes a few people to have a delicious disco at home, at the office, or for any type of party. Just add the music and some friends! It’s easy to use, just plug in your phone, tablet, laptop or decks. Includes delivery in Brighton & Hove. Pledger liable for any loss or damage to kit. Subject to availability.

£250 or more

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Private Flight: Brighton Fringe by Air!

Want to get a bird’s eye view of Brighton Fringe? Enjoy an exclusive, private flight for 2 - 3 people (subject to weight) along Brighton seafront, and see Brighton Fringe from the air! Flights are in a private aircraft, flown by a private pilot who has generously donated the flights. Height, weight and date restrictions apply. Departure from Brighton City Airport.

£350 or more

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Private Party: Guru Dudu's Silent Disco

For just £350, you and up to 50 of your friends can enjoy your very own, exclusive Silent Disco Walking Tour with Guru Dudu. Everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. (Weeknights only). Kindly donated by Guru Dudu.

£400 or more

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Opening Night Out for 3

Join us on Thursday 3 May for our 2018 opening night at The Warren! You and two pals will get the VIP treatment with drinks, tickets to a show and the best seats in the house for opening night fireworks.

£2,000 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Fringe Hub Weeknight Work Do

Bring your team down to the Fringe Hub at Brighton Spiegeltent. Enjoy an evening of drinks and pop-up performance at the heart of Brighton Fringe. Perfect for staff dos, work drinks and client outings. Reward for up to 15 people. Add extra persons for £200 each.

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