The Boat Shed pop-up

by David Lockwood in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th March 2017 we successfully raised £30,630 with 469 supporters in 28 days

To create a new venue for creativity in Exeter. Arts council will match fund when we reach £12,500 meaning your donation doubles.

by David Lockwood in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Thanks to everyone who has donated. We've made it with a few days to spare.

But we could do even more with a little bit more. Every fiver extra helps us to make this Summer even better, even warmer, even more creative.

There's a handful of days left, so if you want to be part of making this project a stunning success, we'll put your contribution to excellent use.

We’ve just had some wonderful news. The Boat Shed pop up project has been approved for funding through the Artists + The Crowd match funding.  This means that Arts Council England will match the pledges you make and your donation will go twice as far.

This summer, for sixteen weeks, the old maritime museum will spring into life. Filled with theatre, visual art, live music, comedy, cocktails, ice-cream and the best mini golf course this side of Marsh Barton, we're holding an open invitation to the people of Exeter to get a taste of what the future of this building could be like.

To do this, we need your help. We need to raise £25,000 to make the building safe, plumb toilets and build a bar. We want to use the brilliant Landworks charity to build our furniture (from a sustainability-felled Dartington Estate redwood) and to commission an Exeter artist to design our golf course.

We've offered a few small rewards, but as ever, the main thing you get is that warm glow of making something happen.

It'll be impossible without you. With you, it could be splendid.

This project has been approved for funding through the Artists + The Crowd match funding. It will receive a top up of 50% towards its fundraising target from Arts Council England.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

55 of 500 claimed

£5 Reward

Specially-made limited-edition "I Built The Boat Shed" badges

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Your name on our Wall of Awesomeness

£25 or more

80 of 100 claimed

£25 Reward

Specially-designed "I Built The Boat Shed" canvas bag

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Personalised cocktail on our menu for a day.

£100 or more

24 of 30 claimed

£100 Reward

Limited edition poster. Like the illustrations used in our trailer? You can have an original screen printed poster celebrating The Boat Shed and signed by the artist, Patrick Cullum.

£250 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£250 Reward

Guided tour of the whole building with the Director

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

Unlimited ice-cream - all the ice-cream you can eat, all Summer

£1,000 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Cocktail-making workshop for you and up to 10 friends

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Naming rights for the golf course - name it after yourself, your mum or your dearly departed pet

£10,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£10,000 Reward

Naming rights for the bar - all Summer people could be drinking in YOUR bar - or share this with friends and have it for a week each

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