Ecostage

by Ecostage team in United Kingdom

Total raised £4,896

raised so far

123

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Support Ecostage: a go-to site offering resources for a fairer, flourishing future in performance, rooted in the seven Ecostage Principles.

by Ecostage team in United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 16th September 2020 we'd raised £2,240 with 94 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Ecostage is a volunteer-run grassroots initiative and website that provides a framework, tools and resources for embedding practice-based ecological thinking at all stages of our creative processes and scales of production.

We would like to thank the generous crowdfunders that helped us achieve many of our objectives: hiring a web developer, securing a domain name and local green hosting, creating the first stage of our new website and launching at the People's Summit in Glasgow during COP26. Since then, as a direct result of this crowdfunding campaign, our work raising awareness about ecological practices in the performing arts has involved us in many local and international conversations. Highlights include hosting a workshop at the World Stage Design 2023 festival in Canada, speaking at National Theatre (UK)'s Making Theatre Green event and a talk at the Prague Quadrennial 2023. We have been busy populating the website with resources, case studies etc, and collecting stories from creatives for the Global Voices video archive.

We're relaunching this crowdfunding campaign to work with a web developer to make the site more user-friendly, host a wider range of resources, extend our outreach and continue to build a diverse community of practitioners. These will include an education pack, a set of free, easy-to-use guides to the principles to read online, download and apply to practice, a space for community news and updates, and a new home for the Global Voices video archive project. 

We are appealing to audience members, production teams and arts lovers to please give what you can, £5 or more will help us with this next phase. Please add a comment on the crowdfunder page and share our campaign on social media to build momentum. Together we can make change happen.

Thank you for your continued support. 

With gratitude,



The Ecostage Team

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Find Ecostage online:

Website: ecostage.online

Facebook: ecostage.online

Twitter: @ecostage_online

Instagram: @ecostage.online

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Read on to find out more about us and what we plan to do.

We see our initiative as part of a broader movement towards social and environmental justice in the performing arts sector that recognises accountability for the Global North’s impact on the climate crisis.

The site currently offers: 

The seven Ecostage Principles, designed to bring together creativity, sustainability, Nature connection, well-being and social activism. 

Practical guiding principles, a diverse and inspiring library of case studies, our Ecostage Pledge and access to an online, global community.

A community that anyone can join and the opportunity to pledge to the Seven Ecostage Principles to help generate collective momentum for sector-wide transformation

Meet the team:

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Ecostage is run by volunteers and led by a creative team of eco-designers, based in England, Scotland and Wales, who share a passion for enabling transformation: Andrea Carr, Paul Burgess, Mona Kastell and Ruth Stringer.

The initiative draws from the diverse experiences of the team in creative practice, from our peers, research and academia, and wider ecological movements.

As we have progressed, Hannah Myers, Laura Sedgwick and Serena Treppiedi joined to develop the website content and social media.

Your spheres of influence are greater than you think!

Our mission is to embed ecological thinking at the heart of creative practice, inspire and deliver change, and foster ecological regeneration. The initiative draws on, amongst other things, ecology, models of sustainability, well-being practices, imagination, traditional and local knowledge, permaculture, ecoscenography and social activism.

Donations and Rewards

Please note that we are no longer offering rewards.


Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Eco pal

Thank you on Social Media

£10 or more

Eco sticker

Thank you on Social Media + 1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper)

£15 or more

Eco gardener

Thank you on Social Media + 1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper) + 1 selection of 'wildflower seeds for Bees' inside an Ecostage packet

£25 or more

Eco fashionista

Thank you on Social Media + 1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper) + 1 handmade zipped wallet made from theatrical costume scraps by MKecoCreations

£30 or more

Family Tree

Thank you on Social Media + 1 tree planted in the UK for each member of your family. £30 per tree: During purchase, please select desired ‘Award Quantity’ = 1 for each family member.

£35 or more

Eco Family

Thank you on Social Media + a family activity pdf pack containing 5 outdoor art & crafts activities to do with kids to enhance nature connection by designer & workshop facilitator Ruth Stringer

£40 or more

Eco Roots

Thank you on Social Media + 1 tree planted in your name in the UK

£45 or more

Eco Chat

Thank you on Social Media + 1h virtual meet up for a casual coffee chat with one of the core team members about Ecostage progress and latest development in the industry

£75 or more

Eco Design

Thank you on Social Media + 1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper) + 1 set of 8 limited edition of designers printed copy of costume/set rendering (postcard sized design printed on A5 recycled card )

£120 or more

Eco consultancy

Thank you on Social Media + 1.5hr one-to-one informal online eco design consultancy

£375 or more

Eco Painter

Thank you on Social Media + 1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper) + 1 original canvas atmospheric painting by designer and artist Paul Burgess ( approx A3 unframed)

£500 or more

Eco Heart

Thank you on Social Media +1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper) + 1 limited edition heart bird silkscreen print by Andrea Carr (53x72cm unframed) + The story of how they were made

£600 or more

Eco Beach

Thank you on Social Media +1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper) + 1 limited edition silkscreen printby Dorothe Carr aka Sarah Firmin (80x60cm unframed) Choose between ‘Open Beach - Sand Print - Greys’ ‘Open Beach-Sand Prints - Wet Sand’

£1,000 or more

Eco team consultancy

Thank you on Social Media + 2h informal online eco design consultancy with the full Ecostage core team for 4 people max, including a written summary by ecoscenographers Andrea Carr, Mona Kastell, designers Ruth Stringer and Paul Burgess

£2,000 or more

Eco Bird

Thank you on Social Media + 1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper) + Set of 4 crows limited edition bird silkscreen prints by Andrea Carr (each print 53x72cm unframed) ‘Blue raven 1’ in British Museum collection ‘Blue raven 2’ ‘Crow’ ‘Heart Bird’ + The story of how they were made

£30 or more

Eco Drama

Thank you on Social Media + 1 Ecostage sticker (printed on recycled paper) + 2 tickets to a performance of children performing 'The Whirlybird' during its Spring 2021 tour (Kindly donated by EcoDrama, based in Scotland)

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