The Hosking Houses Trust - house renovation

by mabelfiddler in Stratford-on-Avon District

The Hosking Houses Trust - house renovation
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Fundraising for renovations to Church Cottage - a space to create, specifically a space for women artists over 40

by mabelfiddler in Stratford-on-Avon District

‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’.

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, Penguin Classics 1928

 

 ‘And also a four cylinder saloonwith a hand operated clutch’.

Attributed to Richmal Crompton

 

The Hosking Houses Trust exists to provide women writers, poets, artists and musicians over 40 'a room of one's own' - a place where they can write, paint, compose, create. Church Cottage is a beautiful, one up-one down cottage in the heart of Clifford Chambers and offers just that. An established programme of writers in residence has marked the Trust as a key provider of an opportunity craved by those who create - space and time away from the often distracting world of the everyday. The Trust receives hundreds of requests from writers every year from women often working in difficult creative circumstances - everyday responsibilities and duties which can distract and engulf. In the cases of those chosen for residencies, a short time away from these responsibilities allows the creative process to flourish unfettered and gives them the simple gifts of time and space.

The next stage in the Trust's plan is to carry out much needed repairs and additions to Church Cottage - to enable its work to continue.

The cost of these renovations are ongoing, but over the next three years will be in the region of £20,000. The Trust is looking to raise a proportion of this through Crowdfunding to give people the chance to be a part of a unique and worthwhile arts project, which has an established national and international reputation whilst keeping it's feet well and truly on the ground. 

Sarah Hosking, the founder of the Trust says: 'Having successfully established a ‘Writer in Residence’ (and it has taken about three thousand letters over ten years to achieve), my aim now is to secure the future and fabric of Church Cottage to provide a creative space in tranquil, domestic circumstances.' 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you in the book of supporters held in the cottage and published online.

£25 or more

9 of 100 claimed

£25 Reward

SUPPORTER A limited edition of a picture donated by a resident artist sent to you. A thank you in the book of supporters held in the cottage and published online An invitation to the Trust's Christmas event 2016.

£50 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward

BRONZE SUPPORTER A signed copy of Round the Square and up the Tower by Sarah Hosking and a limited edition of a picture donated by a resident artist sent to you. A thank you in the book of supporters held in the cottage and published online An invitation to the Trust's Christmas event 2016. A thank you in the book of supporters held in the cottage and published on line.

£100 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

SILVER SUPPORTER An invitation for two to the supporters garden party, where you can meet residency artists, the Trustees and visit the cottage - late summer 2016. A signed copy of Round the Square and up the Tower by Sarah Hosking. A limited edition of a picture donated by a resident artist sent to you. A thank you in the book of supporters held in the cottage and published online An invitation to the Trust's Christmas event 2016.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

GOLD SUPPORTER Your name as title of one residency - for example, the Anne Chartwell Residency - with this noted on all publicity and records of the residency. The type of residency you would support would be mutually agreed between you and the Trust. A signed copy of Round the Square and up the Tower by Sarah Hosking and a limited edition of a picture donated by a resident artist sent to you. A thank you in the book of supporters held in the cottage and published online An invitation for two to the supporters garden party, where you can meet residency artists, the Trustees and visit the cottage - late summer 2016. An invitation to the Trust's Christmas event 2016.

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£1,000 Reward

PLATINUM SUPPORTER Your name as title of one prestigious residency (Joan Bakewell etc). A weekend as guest of the Trust in Stratford upon Avon with afternoon tea with a resident artist, visits to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Properties and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and meetings with other VIPs and Trustees at the Cottage. A signed copy of Round the Square and up the Tower by Sarah Hosking and a limited edition of a picture donated by a resident artist sent to you. A thank you in the book of supporters held in the cottage and published online An invitation for two to the supporters garden party, where you can meet residency artists, the Trustees and visit the cottage - late summer 2016. An invitation to the Trust's Christmas event 2016.

Let's make 'The Hosking Houses Trust - house renovation' happen