The Ark T Centre's future

by arktdevelopment in Oxford

We did it
On 31st July 2015 we successfully raised £13,165 with 114 supporters in 28 days

Help the Ark T Centre, Oxford, support more people and face the future with confidence and certainty.

by arktdevelopment in Oxford

New stretch target

Our building needs some tender loving care !  Our plans will take physical space and we have some offers but building work is expensive and we want to be able to put in the best quality and energy efficiency we can afford ... 


Project aim

Help the Ark T Centre, Oxford  support more people and face the future with confidence and certainty. 

 

About the project

We need your help!  The Ark T Centre needs £20,000 to fund some great projects that are life changing.  We have a wonderful friend who will put £10k in our basket – if you will put in the other £10k.  So every pound becomes two – we will literally double our money.

The Ark T is unique in Oxford – a creative place with an inclusive heart offering a safe and nurturing environment – we need your help to keep it that way and reach  more people who really need us.  And the rewards are fabulous so please donate and treat yourself to something special.

As an organically grown, grass roots organisation, we have reacted to the need that is around us, specifically in the isolation of the older community,  the disengagement and stress evident in young people and the economic struggles of local families.

We work at a personal, individualised level, mixing the benefit of the space that we can offer, with the support and nurturing to help people move on. 

"At the Ark T I found a place of safety in a world of terror."  

"Ark T keeps me out of trouble - otherwise I'd be mingling with idiots and end up back in prison."

"Going to the studio makes me feel safe and free”   

We have long waiting lists of young people wanting to use our music studio, your money gives us more time for them. Families who rely on our support using the Playspace to rediscover  how to play - your money gives them a richer experience and helps us find new people who are hidden in our community.  The BroomTree Cafe works with volunteers who need a place to be while they get back on their feet - your money means we can offer more spaces and more care to re build lives and help people move on and back to employment. 

 

It's all about the future - we want to support more people in more projects.

We are asking for your help to face the future with confidence.

And don't forget - with the help of our generous benefactor every pound of yours turns into two if we reach our goal...   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

29 of 25 claimed

£10 Reward

Yummy cake and delicious coffee at the Ark T cafe and a handmade card because we want to say a proper thank you to you for supporting us!

£20 or more

40 of 40 claimed

£20 Reward

Delicious home cooked lunch in the Ark T cafe for 2 including coffee or tea and pudding! AND a homemade thank you card because we are so grateful for your support

£20 or more

5 of 4 claimed

£20 Reward

A Pegasus Theatre show for 2 adults in September or October, and pre-drinks at the bar ! AND a handmade thank you card too.. Thanks Pegasus !

£20 or more

4 of 8 claimed

£20 Reward

Mixed pack of 20 artist made individual cards with envelopes - 10 in a pack - choosing who gets which will be the only tricky bit !

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£20 Reward

Have fun with an Ark T class tutor (dance, drama, family music) as a taster session to try something new - one to one time optional ... AND cake and lovely coffee in the cafe, AND a handmade thank you card ! We are so grateful for your support

£45 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£45 Reward

2 adult summer tickets to CREATION Theatre's As You Like It at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in August, AND a signed programme each, AND a thank you card AND... there is a wet weather location this year !!

£50 or more

23 of 30 claimed

£50 Reward

A specially produced woodcut print of a red kite flying high by printmaker Biddy Hudson - in a numbered limited edition and signed by the artist - provided with backing board and mount - and a handmade thank you card too to say a proper thank you for your support ...

£80 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£80 Reward

Bread making workshop - bring a group of 4 friends to learn new tips and tricks to make unusual recipes and old faves... and have a light home cooked supper while the dough rises... with Christine McDermot (Relish, Leys Community Market) in the Ark T kitchen ... AND a proper thank you card to you from us - we are so grateful for your support thank you.

£100 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£100 Reward

Portrait sitting for yourself or someone you love in charcoal or pencil by artist Giles Davies - taking 45 - 60 minutes approximately to complete. Delivered on backing board and mounted.

£175 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£175 Reward

" Millway midsummer meadows - a creative rural idyll - Bring a group of special friends to this private tranquil haven in Appleton, Oxfordshire a few miles from Oxford (OX13) and enjoy a day of home cooked food and a fire, time in a teepee with tea and cake, a wander in the orchard with the ducks and chickens and a lantern making workshop led by community artist Groovy Su. Suitable for children over 8. Camping optional. Music and dancing optional.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

Fine artist Roger Wagner offers a magnificent print. His major work Menorah was acquired by the Ashmolean Museum in 2010 and hangs in St Giles Church Oxford. His first stained glass window was installed in St Mary's Iffley in 2012 and will be joined later this year by a font cover designed in collaboration with Nicholas Mynheer. He recently painted the first portrait of Archbishop Justin Welby which was installed earlier this year in Auckland Castle among many other commissions, works and exhibitions he has been part of since studying at the Royal Academy of Arts, and reading English at Oxford. http://www.rogerwagner.co.uk/profile http://www.rogerwagner.co.uk/work/item/33/ the-bright-day-sailors-path-2012

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

Children's Party Time ! Mr Boo Boo the entertainer will give you a whole afternoon of fun and a party to remember ! Got a nursery that needs a special Christmas treat, or a family that could do with spoiling? Sean Hampson (Mr Boo Boo) has extensive experience working with children of all ages. His fun children's parties include dancing competitions, games, magic, juggling and balloon modelling. Dates by arrangement. Possible to use the Ark T Centre as venue.

£300 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£300 Reward

Fine artist Roger Wagner offers 2 of his magnificent prints. His major work Menorah was acquired by the Ashmolean Museum in 2010 and hangs in St Giles Church Oxford. His first stained glass window was installed in St Mary's Iffley in 2012 and will be joined later this year by a font cover designed in collaboration with Nicholas Mynheer. He recently painted the first portrait of Archbishop Justin Welby which was installed earlier this year in Auckland Castle among many other commissions, works and exhibitions he has been part of since studying at the Royal Academy of Arts, and reading English at Oxford. http://www.rogerwagner.co.uk/profile http://www.rogerwagner.co.uk/work/item/95/the-harvest- http://www.rogerwagner.co.uk/work/item/35/oak-tree-2004

£350 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£350 Reward

Original paintings by choice of artist. Colourful, expressive, thoughtful, fabulous. Ark T artists Giles Davies, http://www.gilesdaviesart.com/p/gallery.html, and Cait Sweeney, See Ark T website for images and description of each piece. www.ark-t.org

£450 or more

5 of 6 claimed

£450 Reward

HUGE Holiday let sleeps 12! Old Castle Inn offers spacious self catering accommodation, ideal for family groups close to Alton Towers in the picturesque village of Alton, Staffordshire. www.oldcastleinn.com.The property is a large and unusual converted public house with gothic features. It has 5 double bedrooms (comfortably sleeping 10 and a fold out sofa for 2 extra guests), 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, conservatory and 3 reception rooms all filled with unique architectural features and open fires. Old Castle Inn is ideal for those wanting substantial and characterful accommodation close to Alton Towers, and on the edge of the Peak District. Dog friendly and lovely garden too. Offer is for term time weekdays, or/and autumn and winter weekends. Loads of flexibility on bookings.

£600 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£600 Reward

Original, large scale art works. Own a painting by Clay Sinclair, Tim Steward, Giles Davies, or Ernesto Lozarda-Uzuriaga - all different in style, all beautiful. See ark t website for details and images www.ark-t.org Clay says " The Ark T Centre will always be close to my heart - it's a creative lifeline"

£750 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£750 Reward

Use the music studio at Ark T for a day ! Record some tracks with friends, have a music lesson, mix your sounds, upload or burn a cd... and have help from a technician to make yourself sound fabulous !

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Invite 30 friends and family to supper at Ark T! Delicious 3 course home made feast of treats (veggie or not depending on you) in our wonderfully creative colourful cafe! AND accompanied by lyrical live music AND with an original, specially produced woodblock print, and a Kismet CD thrown in !

£2,500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£2,500 Reward

Your chance to have a portrait painted in oils of yourself or someone you love. Sittings to be arranged to suit you with lots of flexibility. Artist Giles Davies has long experience working in oils in still lives and portraits. See his website http://www.gilesdaviesart.com/p/gallery.html,


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