Kickstart 2024 at the Fish Factory Art Space

by The Fish Factory in Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total raised £5,698

raised so far



Let's kick start 2024 with a bang by creating even more opportunities for our community to get involved with free events, meals & membership

by The Fish Factory in Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 19th February 2024 we'd raised £5,698 with 69 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

This stretch target represents a lot to us. As a DIY, experimental and above all independent space we know what it is to exist on a shoestring and somehow get through. In the last couple of years this ethos has been stretched to the limit and our bills often mount up and mean we can't devote ourselves to community projects we'd like to. Reaching this stretch target will mean we have increased resources to spread the positivity in a fishy tidal wave of goodness amongst our local community and area. Please keep going everyone!

We’re very excited about 2024 and have some ground breaking projects and activities on the horizon. After a challenging few years (we have been operating without any core funding for the last two years) we have continued to deliver not only a packed exhibitions programme, but also a massively successful community food distribution hub and events schedule.

1705669006_img_0008colour.jpgWe are seeking support for our space, and both ongoing & new projects - please give what you can. We’d also like to encourage all our supporters to become members so that we can involve you in our projects this year and offer something back for your support in the form of discounts, exclusive deals and of course just to be a part of our fishy family - officially.

We would like this Crowdfunder to offer an invitation for you to get involved, bring your creative projects to us and join our community. We will be using money raised to once again bring 'School of Fish' to the community (our free creative) workshop weeks; to host a monthly 'befriending' group with Falmouth Age Concern; and to increase our capacity to deliver more free food and community meals.

Rewards include options to book our gallery space for exhibitions or event hire at discounted rates. You can also pledge to receive a hand made postcard in the post from us, or name one of the cats on our toilet wall if these options aren't suitable for you. We are also very happy to accept donations of any amount!

1705941661_catwall2.jpgA bit of history: The Fish Factory began in 2011 because of a need locally for affordable workspaces and opportunities to display artwork, test ideas and come together as a community. We know this space is still needed and we're continually growing with these key ideas in mind. 

1705676965_cafe.jpgWe value our independence and wish to remain open for the ad hoc, experimental and even controversial things that often wash up on our shores. Community fundraising is a way to keep that spirit alive. We are a not for profit community interest company (CIC) and put our commitment to the community at the forefront of everything we do - we want you to let us know what you want to see here, and to feel that the Fish belongs to you too.  

We have always worked hard to be a safe, welcoming and accessible space for everyone and with support from you we can increase our provision and support even more people. 1705942833_small_fish.jpg

While you are here can we encourage you to pop over to our membership page at Member Mojo (click on link to open) and join as an annual member from as little as £10 (this helps with ongoing costs- it costs us £50,000 a year to cover rent/utilities etc)

Viva la fish!


This project offered rewards

£200 or more

1 week discounted gallery hire

1 week exhibition at The Fish Factory (date to be agreed with us) for a discounted price. Estimated fulfilment date represents the date the bookings will be confirmed by.

£15 or more

Name a cat!

Name a cat on our toilet wall! Select a cat and add your name (or the name of someone you nominate) to the best toilet wall in Cornwall.

£20 or more

A handmade postcard from the Fish to you.

A unique handmade postcard will be drawn, painted or otherwise constructed by one of our artists and sent to you from the Fish Factory. A one off piece of artwork and our greatest thanks!

£50 or more

1-2-1 monoprint, zine or collage workshop

Your choice of a 1-2-1 3hr workshop in either mono printing, zine making or collage with artist & gallery manager Camilla Stacey. In addition to a fun workshop you will get a hot drink and cake of your choice from our cafe. If you would like a friend to join you please pledge an extra £20 and let us know in your comment. Estimated fulfilment date represents the date the bookings will be confirmed by.

£110 or more

Evening event hire + PA & sound tech

Let us host your event (date to be arranged) - we'll provide a sound tech and PA for you. Normal cost- £160 Estimated fulfilment date represents the date the bookings will be confirmed with you,

£200 or more

Local artists residency

A 2 week residency with us here at the Fish for artists based in Cornwall & Devon. For a discounted price of £200 (normally £275) you will have access to your own desk space in our shared studios, equipment, a cafe discount and the option to exhibit in the gallery for an extra fee. Please note this does not include accommodation, we may be able to offer this depending on availability. Fulfillment date refers to date booking will be confirmed by.

£500 or more

3 hr creative/wellbeing session for 20 people

Perfect for a work team building afternoon or evening (without having to make a raft). Come and join us for a 3 hour creative, wellbeing workshop for up to 20 of your staff members. Options for the session include mono printing, simple book binding, collage, make natural paintbrushes & more, Your session will include all materials and free hot drinks. Estimated fulfilment date represents the date the bookings will be confirmed by

£900 or more

4 week discounted gallery hire

A 4 week exhibition in our gallery for the discounted price of £900. Dates to be agreed with us. Estimated fulfilment date represents the date the bookings will be confirmed by.

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