A Window to the Future at Exeter Phoenix

by Exeter Phoenix in Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

A Window to the Future at Exeter Phoenix
We did it
On 17th December 2021 we successfully raised £12,389 ( + est. £791.00 Gift Aid ) with 101 supporters in 28 days

Help us preserve our beautiful historic building while lessening its environmental impact by donating towards our secondary glazing appeal

by Exeter Phoenix in Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Finish the job - secondary glaze the remaining 56 windows!


This is our beautiful historic building. As well as being home to culture and creativity in Exeter, it is a rare survivor of the 1942 Blitz which decimated other areas of our city.

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As you can see, it has a lot of windows; 106 in total. These fill our galleries, studios and workshops with light, but they are all single-glazed and metal framed, meaning they lose A LOT of heat. What a pane!

But that needn't be the case - installing secondary glazing on our windows would preserve the look and feel of these special spaces, while eliminating draughts, retaining heat and reducing our energy consumption.

With so many windows to tackle, this is a costly job. But we now have the opportunity to double your donations and make this dream a reality thanks to M&S Energy's Community Fund, who have chosen our project to receive up to £5,000 in match funding.

Materials for each window will cost £200, so if we are successful in achieving our £10,000 target then we will be able to reduce the amount of heat lost through our 50 most wasteful windows!

What's more, Exeter Phoenix has pledged to cover the cost of installing the windows, making your donations go even further and have even greater impact.

So please, read on to find out more, or click the "Support Us" button at the top of this page to pledge your support and help us turn our building green!

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Bang in the heart of Exeter city centre, Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue.  We are home to several art galleries, a theatre, gig spaces, art studios, dance studios, a cinema, film production resources and more, all centred around a buzzing Café Bar.

Each year we host hundreds of events and artistic activity spanning contemporary art, live music, DJs, cinema, theatre, dance, comedy, talks, creative courses, family events and everything in between.

Exeter Phoenix is a registered charity and with less than 20% of our activity covered by statutory funding, the support from the community helps make what we do on a daily basis possible. Your support is the reason we are able to offer free workshops and classes for young people, artist development and support schemes, access to the arts for all, and entry to our contemporary art gallery for free.

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Reducing our environmental impact and creating a sustainable future for the arts is important to us at Exeter Phoenix. We have a proven track-record in this area, having already created the first solar-powered cinema in the South West and replaced all of our lights with low-energy LEDs.

There is strong evidence to show that, because of the huge footprint of construction, the building that already exists is the greenest. We are therefore appealing to you - our community of environmentally conscientious supporters - to help us raise the funds we need to make this building future-proof.

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We're offering a myriad of unique rewards as part of this fundraising campaign that will only be available to our fantastic donors. Don't want to miss out on some once in a lifetime Exeter Phoenix experiences? See what we'll be offering below.

  • £5 - Your name proudly displayed on an Exeter Phoenix webpage and a thank you shout-out on Twitter.
  • £15 - A limited edition postcard tailor made for this fundraising campaign plus the same rewards as above.
  • £30 - A beautiful laser-cut wooden Exeter Phoenix Christmas tree decoration for your tree, plus the same rewards as above.
  • £50 - A pair of cinema tickets to see any film at our solar-powered, independent cinema Studio 74 plus the same rewards as above.
  • £250 - Name a window! Your name on a plaque in pride of place by one of our shiny, new efficient secondary glazed windows, plus the same rewards as above.
  • £1,000 - We'll roll out the red-carpet and treat you like cinematic royalty with a free private film screening at Studio 74. Choose from a collection of films including international blockbusters, much-loved classics, and breakthrough indie masterpieces. We'll even throw in some snacks! Plus the same rewards as above.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our project. If you are able to support us, every donation will be very gratefully received and really will make a difference to Exeter Phoenix, the community that we serve and the world in which we live.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

9 of 100 claimed

Limited edition postcard

A limited edition postcard tailor made for this fundraising campaign, plus everything included in the 'Shout Out!' reward.

£5 or more

Shout out!

Your name proudly displayed on an Exeter Phoenix webpage and a thank you shout-out on Twitter

£50 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Cinema tickets!

A pair of cinema tickets to see any film at our solar-powered, independent cinema Studio 74, plus the same rewards as above.

£250 or more

6 of 106 claimed

Name a window!

Your name in pride of place on a plaque by one of our shiny new secondary glazed windows, plus the same rewards as above.

£30 or more

17 of 17 claimed

Exeter Phoenix Christmas decoration

A beautiful laser-cut wooden Exeter Phoenix Christmas tree decoration for your tree, plus the same rewards as above.

£1,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Your own exclusive cinema experience!

We'll roll out the red-carpet and treat you like cinematic royalty with a free private film screening at Studio 74. Choose from a collection of films including international blockbusters, much-loved classics, and breakthrough indie masterpieces. We'll even throw in some snacks! Plus the same rewards as above.

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