Help Dorchester Arts Bridge the Gap!

by Dorchester Arts in Dorchester, England, United Kingdom

£16,280

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £2823.75
£20,000 target 7 days left
81% 152 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 21st April 2021 at 10:00am

Something exciting is happening! Dorchester Arts has the funding to transform community arts in Dorset, but we still need your help...

by Dorchester Arts in Dorchester, England, United Kingdom

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FIRST, the very good news: we have capital funds to transform the Dorchester Corn Exchange, with new seats, new lights, new sound and projection equipment - and a new community space in the foyer area too.


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AND there are funds to transform the Thomas Hardye School theatre into a high-quality 400 seat venue which will be used for both public performances and school events.

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ALSO, we are taking over the day-to-day running of the whole Corn Exchange building. When we reopen later this year, as well as welcoming back many existing users, we will offer space and support for groups who want to get started, and to existing groups who want to grow. We will offer new opportunities to local artists and present some major town-wide community projects to inspire and give work to local creative people at all levels.

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BUT we need your support to bridge a gap in our income over the coming months – a gap created by lockdowns, ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, our building being closed for works, and a reduction in our local authority funding.

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SO, we need you to help us get to this bright future for the arts in Dorchester! We look forward to welcoming you to a thriving, lively, welcoming Corn Exchange in just a few months’ time! Please do donate!

 


 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Thank you!

For any donation up to and including £50 - you have our grateful thanks!

£100 or more

A donation of up to £100

You have our grateful thanks - and name will appear on our roll of honour in the first of our season brochures.

£250 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Up to £250 reward

You will be awarded an Ear of Corn - your name, or that of a loved one, will appear on an ear of corn as part of our roll of honour. Our Corn Sheaf is a new work of art to be created at the Dorchester Corn Exchange, celebrating all those that have helped us create our new community arts hub.

£500 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

You will be awarded a second level Ear of Corn - your name, or that of a loved one, will appear on an ear of corn as part of our roll of honour. Our Corn Sheaf is a new work of art to be created at the Dorchester Corn Exchange, celebrating all those that have helped us create our new community arts hub. And you will be invited to be a special guest at our celebratory opening in September 2021!

£1,000 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Up to £1000 reward!

You will be awarded a Super Ear of Corn - your name, or that of a loved one, will appear on one of our top ears of corn as part of our Corn Sheaf. Our Corn Sheaf is a new work of art to be created at the Dorchester Corn Exchange, celebrating all those that have helped us create our new community arts hub. And you will be invited to be a special guest at our celebratory opening in September 2021!

Let's make 'Help Dorchester Arts Bridge the Gap!' happen

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